But Colombian-born artist Juana Medina insists: "I'm one of the lucky ones."
Big hair, big movies, big bands, and big innovation. What's not to love about the 80s? Well, Practical Folks figure it was one of the worst decades in history.
Poor ole' plaid gets a bad wrap, i.e. slutty schoolgirls, your grandmother's ridiculously overdone curtains, and who could forget, the Burberry-wearing prepsters. But, it's making a serious come back -- more urban cool and less Hot Topic-y.
Be adventurous with your food and drink, and try and find the best of it -- which may not always be the priciest.
New Year is a return to the eternal beginnings. Back to where there is only hope and promise and enthusiastic, well-intentioned energy. Back to the original big-bang-back-seat cosmic conception.
Whenever the decade began, we can now see in hindsight that a few things were highly overrated.
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