O: Original Sin

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Dream on white boy
Dream on black girl
Then wake up to a brand new day
To find your dreams have washed away

Yesterday was Simon Le Bon and today is Michael Hutchence. Not only were they two of my ’80s crushes but my character Fran’s crushes too. Ahhh! Michael Hutchence! He was sexy and had such a smooth and silky voice. It is so sad that he left us so soon!

Original Sin was released in December 1983 as the first single off of INXS’s album, The Swing. It reached No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. It reached No. 1 in Australia in  1984 and became an international smash later that year.

Wikipedia Fun Fact: “Daryl Hall sings the chorus with Hutchence. During an interview in Australia, Hall said Nile Rodgers called him and asked him to sing on the song. Rodgers had participated in remixing the single “Adult Education” for Hall & Oates the previous year.”

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Book Review: A Well-Crafted Home

Screen Shot 2017-12-13 at 6.10.47 PMCopyright Year: 2017
Genre(s): Home and Garden, Craft
ISBN: 9780553496307
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary via Goodreads: A beautiful, practical book for both aspiring makers and seasoned crafters. Here are 60 projects for high-quality furniture, textiles, and accessories to enjoy all through the house–plus all the techniques you need for dyeing or sewing fabric, cutting leather, antiquing mirrors, working with wood, and much more.

A Well-Crafted Home includes simple, creative details that will tailor a space to your taste. More than just -DIY- crafts, these carefully designed projects call for good materials–like linen, leather, and wood–so the finished product will last you a lifetime. Ranging from beginner to more advanced, each item elevates a room in a way you’d never expect: a large-scale painting with an effortless -dot- design looks like a modern piece of art, flax linen bedding sewn with a few easy seams is gorgeous way to set off the bed (and is more affordable than you would think), and a copper pipe rack for hanging clothes is so pretty, you’ll want to keep it on display.
There’s something for every room in this book:

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Book Review: A Record of My Vinyl

Screen Shot 2017-10-13 at 8.28.29 PMCopyright Year: 2017
Genre(s): Music
ISBN: 9780804189606
Series: none
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary via Goodreads:  Whether you’re a casual collector or vinyl store junkie, this essential journal–with a high-quality cover that looks and feels like a record–includes:

– Space for cataloguing details and “liner notes” or memories about your vinyl
– Tips for cleaning discs and maintaining a serious collection
– Information on evaluating vinyl for resale from Goldmine’s vetted rating system
– Perforated wish lists to tear out and take with you

A catalog, journal, and guide all in one, A Record of My Vinyl is the ultimate autobiographical companion to your analog collection.

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Book Review: Batgirl at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls)

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Genre(s): Children, Middle Grade
ISBN: 9781101940655
Series: DC Super Hero Girls, Book #3
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Summary via Goodreads: Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls(TM)– the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all ages can fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman(TM), Supergirl(TM), Batgirl(TM), and some of the world’s most iconic female super heroes as high schoolers!
Batgirl has always hidden in the shadows–but does she have what it takes to stand in the spotlight at Super Hero High?

Barbara Gordon has always been an off-the-charts, just-forget-about-the-test super-genius and tech whiz, and then she gets the offer of a lifetime when Supergirl recognizes that Barbara’s talents make her an ideal candidate for Super Hero High. Donning the cape and cowl, Barbara Gordon becomes Batgirl, ready to train at the most elite school on the planet, next to some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy. She’s always had the heart of a hero . . . but now she’ll have to prove that she can be one. Good thing she loves a challenge!

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