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    25 Things Millennials Did Every Day That They Haven't Thought About In 15-Plus Years

    Yes kids, we lived like this.

    I think anyone who lived through the '90s will agree it was an awesome time to grow up! But explaining that time period to kids today makes it sound so dated that it seems like we grew up in the '50s. So in the spirit of looking back, here are 25 examples of the way we lived in the late '90s that really seem prehistoric.

    1. Having no internet.

    A '90s kid sitting at the family desktop computer looking at it

    2. If you did have internet, it was likely AOL and it was slow.

    3. Online shopping was not really a thing, and you were basically stuck with whatever stores were around you.

    A photo from the third level of Houston's The Galleria looking down on the skating rink

    4. Buying clothes from a catalog was pretty common.

    @deliascatalogs / Via deliascatalogs.tumblr.com

    It gave you and your parents options of stores that might not be near you, and it, again, was super common. You either called in your order over the phone or mailed in your order, and then you would wait...FOREVER.

    5. It wasn't uncommon to have to special-order something from your local store.

    Exterior sign for Borders Books & Music at night

    6. Getting gift certificates (not gift cards) that resembled cash for your birthday.

    A $10 Toys "R" Us Geoffrey dollar

    7. Making mixtapes.

    An old mixed tape found amongst a pile of audio cassettes.

    8. Using pay phones regularly.

    A person putting a quarter into a payphone about to make a call

    9. Giving your parents the phone number to your friend's house.

    A girl talking on the phone as her friend looks one eating a lollipop

    10. Having to write down all your friends’ or family’s phone numbers.

    A hand holding a notebook with a list of phone numbers on it

    11. Having to wait for people to call you back if you paged them.

    A hand holding a black pager

    12. Looking up a phone number you needed in the Yellow Pages.

    A open yellow book with a finger pointing towards a number

    13. There was really only one place to watch movie trailers...at the movies.

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    Star Wars / Via youtube.com

    That was part of the excitement of going to the movies (not that people don't like seeing trailers before the movies now; just that back then, it was basically the only way to see them). Although E! did have a weekly TV show, Coming Attractions, that was devoted to showing trailers.

    14. Calling your local movie theater to see what movies were playing and what time (if you didn't get the newspaper).

    A screen shot for MovieFone

    15. Not documenting every moment with a photo.

    Two photos of a little kid going down park slides with his relatives

    16. Having no idea what the photos you took would look like.

    An envelope for Kodak photo development

    17. If you and your family went to Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom, it meant waiting in long lines if you wanted to get on a ride, 'cause there was NO Fast Pass.

    A photo of Cory and Shawn with Beast in front of Cinderella's Castle taken for an episode of Boy Meets World

    18. Having no idea half the time — particularly with afternoon cartoons — whether you were watching a rerun or a new episode.

    An ad in TV Guide promoting The Nanny and Maggie Winters

    19. Knowing how to program your VCR to record if you weren't going to be home to catch an episode of your favorite TV show.

    A set of blank tapes with Friends and Dawsons Creek written on them

    20. Having to watch a VHS movie as a family 'cause for the most part, everyone had to share the VCR and TV.

    A mom, daughter, and dad sitting on a couch watching a scary movie while eating popcorn

    21. Watching MTV video blocks in hopes of catching a music video that you liked.

    A screenshot from Spice Girls' Say You'll Be There music video of them in the desert

    22. Entering contests through the mail.

    A magazine cutout of an All That contest

    23. Having to buy magazines and booklets if you needed cheat codes and level layouts for particular video games.

    A Players Guide for Mario Kart 64 with Mario driving a kart on the cover

    24. Calling your local video store to see if they still had copies of a new release of a movie or video game to rent (which were always quick to run out).

    The sign for Blockbuster

    25. And last, only being able to learn the lyrics to a song by reading them from the album's liner notes.

    A kid laying on the floor looking at CDs while listening to his CD walkman