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The Typical Day Of A Teenage Girl In The Late '90s

Eat. Sleep. Dawson. AOL. A typical day in the life of a teenage girl during the late 1990s.

1. Wake up to your CD alarm clock playing "NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 1." / Via

Featuring Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Fastball, Aqua, Marcy Playground, and more. (We're now up to Volume 45 as of February 2013.)

2. Take a shower and wash your hair with Herbal Essences shampoo. / Via

Try to forget those "totally organic experience" TV commercials while you lather up.

3. Put on cargo pants, a baby-doll tee, platform sandals, plastic stretch tattoo necklace, butterfly hair clips, and multiple earrings from Claire's. / Via

You're a walking Delia's advertisement.

4. Spray yourself with Gap perfume. / Via

You not only had the spray, but the candle, the body wash, the lotion, the roll-on...

5. Don't forget the glitter! / Via

You have more stackable pots and rollers than an aisle at Michael's craft store.

6. The first thing you say to your friends at school isn't "Hello"... / Via

It's, "Ohmigawd, can you believe what happened on Buffy/7th Heaven/Dawson's Creek last night?"

7. Pictures of NSYNC or Backstreet Boys (never both) adorn your locker / Via

It's either Nick or Justin. Pick a side.

8. If "Heathers" were made a decade later, it would've been named "Jessicas." / Via

Because you had a minimum of three in your class. Likely more.

9. Check the time on your beeper. / Via

Only one of your friends had a cell phone, and she only used it to call her parents to pick her up after school.

10. Ignore what's happening in statistics class. / Via

You're playing Tetris or Snake on your TI-83 Plus graphing calculator.

11. Type up your college essay on a Gateway in computer class. / Via

Try to sneak online, but the 28.8k modem gives you away. Play Minesweeper instead.

12. College is *so* going to be like "Felicity." / Via

And you're totally going to school in New York City.

13. Plan your senior yearbook quote years ahead.

View this video on YouTube / Via

Fight with your friend over who gets to include Green Day's "Good Riddance." Settle on Semisonic's "Closing Time" instead.

14. Lunch always includes Fruitopia or Snapple. / Via

And you saved all of your Snapple Facts caps.

15. Pore over the latest Alloy, Girlfriend's LA, and Delia's catalogs with your friends. / Via

Decide to order some shirts with names of snowboard and surfing companies on them, even though you've never done either sport.

16. Listen to the Spice Girls on your Discman while riding the bus home. / Via

Lie to your friends and say it's actually The Offspring's Americana.

17. Open the mailbox when you get home. / Via

Your YM and Seventeen subscriptions arrived!

18. But you have more important things to do... / Via

Like sign on to AOL, email everyone a 50-question survey about yourself in Comic Sans MS, and say important things like "A/S/L?" in chat rooms. LOL ;)

19. Update your Angelfire or Geocities website

Don't forget neon text, rainbow dividers, and spinning GIFs!

20. Get knocked off of AOL when your brother picks up the phone. / Via

Yell. Loudly.

21. Pop the mixtape your friend made you into your stereo while you do your homework. / Via

Those final days before Napster and CD burning.

22. Watch your favorite TV show and call your friends during every commercial break. / Via

You never missed an episode, whether it was Buffy, 7th Heaven, Charmed, Felicitiy, or Dawson's Creek.

23. Fall asleep under the stars. / Via

Or at least the glow-in-the-dark ones you bought at Spencer's.