Ally

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Advertising
Occupation Freelance Writer & Copywriter
Location Former Long Islander, United States
Introduction Yes, this blog is sort of an homage to my favorite young adult writer, Judy Blume. Forever "coming of age"... FourthGradeNothing.com is a memoir of my younger years growing up on Long Island through the '70s, '80s and '90s. I've kept a journal on and off between the ages of 8-35. This is a collection of the good times, the weird times, the sad times, the funny times, you name it. And even though I'm an old married lady, there are things about me that will never change. I still adore Hello Kitty, enjoy my juice boxes ice cold, have tons of celebrity crushes and love writing it all down for someone, someday to read.
Interests Britpop, indie music, freelance writing, blogging, traveling, candles, Earl Grey tea, indie movies, cute sneakers, retro/vintage anything, Jadeite, '50s kitchen items, Eames era furniture, red velvet ANYTHING, Paul Frank, Chococat/Hello Kitty, LUSH cosmetics, manis/pedis, fabric softener, '70s horror movies and '70s movies that take place in NYC.
Favorite Movies Rushmore, ET, Who's That Knocking At My Door?, Midnight Cowboy, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, etc.
Favorite Music The Shins, Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, old Blur, The Breeders, Lush, Elliott Smith, Magnetic Fields, New Pornographers, Ash, The Charlatans, Stone Roses, Ian Brown, Chemical Brothers, Idlewild, Smiths, Supergrass, Superchunk, Dandy Warhols, Pixies, Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, Pre-Hello Nasty Beastie Boys, Go Sailor, Dressy Bessy, Jane's Addiction, Beck, Muffs, Old Weezer, Ned's, New Order, Beach Boys, Rival Schools, Smashing Pumpkins, Quicksand, Hey Mercedes, Death Cab, The Faint, LSF, The Who, The Kinks, Pulp, Oasis, SDRE, Minor Threat, Alice in Chains, Ben Lee, a few Black Sabbath songs, Sinatra, etc.
Favorite Books The best books were the books we read in school... Lord of The Flies, Death of a Salesman, 12 Angry Men, A Separate Peace, Flowers For Algernon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and anything and everything Judy Blume :)

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying 'poop deck'?

I once learned about an ad agency in Washington named WongDoody. I laughed out loud for what seemed like a rather long time. So yeah, "poop deck" would get me every time.