A Typical Day For A High Schooler In 2005

Your first social network was instant messaging, your brand-new jeans came with holes, and you somehow survived without unlimited texting. This is your story.

1. You’re awoken suddenly by the playful ringtone from your RAZR phone.

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2. First things first. Check MySpace. You got a new friend request!

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3. Better get ready. Spiking your hair takes time.

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4. Maybe you’ll wear a Polo with a popped collar today.

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5. Or maybe you’ll wear Abercrombie instead.

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6. And you need to get your money’s worth out of these $150 pre-ripped jeans.

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7. Don’t forget your necklace!

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8. Pop your favorite mix into the CD player and let’s get to school!

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9. You get to school and say hi to all your friends.

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10. The warning bell rings. Better get to math. Steer clear of the goths on your way.

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11. You’re bored in class so you play games on your calculator. Sure wish your phone had cool games on it too.

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12. In English, you learn that poems don’t necessarily have to rhyme, which is interesting.

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13. Your teacher also wants you to read more. But if it isn’t Harry Potter, you don’t care.

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14. Your science teacher who tried to be cool does a biology version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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15. You win and get a Live Strong bracelet as a prize.

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16. After that is lunch. You and your friends make Mean Girl jokes the whole time.

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17. You wash down lunch with a refreshing bottle of Fruitopia.

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18. The rest of the school day flies by and before you know it, you’re at home in front of the TV watching TRL.

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19. When that’s over, you watch Strong Bad and go to chat rooms. A/S/L?

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20. You IM your friends and decide to go to the mall.

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21. Hollister is so dark.

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22. The smell of cologne in Abercrombie is making you nauseous.

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23. Then you remember there’s a dance tonight! And they play “Yeah!” That’s totally your jam.

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24. When it’s time to slow things down, you dance with your crush as Enrique Iglesias’ “Hero” plays.

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25. One of the teacher chaperones tells you you’re dancing too close.

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26. Whatever. The dance is almost over. You take some great pics…

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27. …that you’ll post on your wall. Literally.

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28. High school is the best!

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