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Wildlife Alliance (Organizations, Companies, and Products)

"I never donated to the Wildlife Alliance, yet I kept that stupid pencil sharpener they sent. Wiedman was listening when I booked my flight to Barstow. I should have left right from the dance, but I didn't want my mother to see me for the first time in a year looking like an extra from Valley Girl. It seemed important at the time."

The Wildlife Alliance is the name shared by three independent conservation groups in Maine, Alaska, and Oklahoma. They all focus on the preservation of natural resources and animal wildlife. Veronica's love for animals made it easy for Wiedman's bug to make it into her bedroom and for him to overhear her making travel plans to see her mother. Ever hear of Expedia.com, Veronica? On a completely unrelated note, Valley Girl is a 1983 romantic comedy about a teenager from Encino Valley, California, who falls in love with an urban punk played by Nicolas Cage. Veronica compares her outfit from Neptune High;s '80s dance to some of the movie's costume choices, but no one in the movie was nearly that hot.

1.16 "Betty and Veronica"

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