320.Many things can interfere with our plans. Sometimes an illnessprevents us from doing something we really want to do. Describe atime when you became ill and missed out on doing somethingyou’d really been looking forward to.
Was he playing a joke on me? No, he couldn’t be. My dad knew howmuch I loved the Beach Boys, and to play a joke of this sort would be toocruel. He must be serious, I thought, but I couldn’t believe it.“Okay,” I said to myself as I placed the receiver down. TheBrian Wilsonwas going to call me? I sat in a daze. Then, before I had a chance to digestwhat my father said, the phone rang. I thought it was my dad calling backto say he was just teasing. It wasn’t.At the other end of the line was none other than the Brian Wilson. I don’treally remember what he said beyond that; once I realized it really was BrianWilson, I went into a mild state of shock. He must have thought I was a ter-rible conversationalist because I could only say “yeah” or “no” to most ofhis questions. After a few minutes, he said goodbye. I hung up the phone,screamed, and cried.Sample 4 ScoreWhen I was about to turn 12, I came down with the chicken pox. Thatruined all of my plans, we were going to have a party in school and a partyat my house afterwards. I had all the music picked out that my brother wasgoing to play (DJ) and my mom was making my favorite cake, but, every-thing got cancelled.I was miserable as could be. My dad said he’d never seen me be crankierbefore in his life. I guess that’s why he did what he did. He ended up giv-ing me the best birthday present ever.I think I must have been the biggest Beach Boys fan on the east coast ofthe United States. I had every record and knew every song. On my birth-
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