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21 Things That Will Give Early 2000s Tweens Severe Flashbacks

Remember when all you wanted in life was your own desktop and a closet full of Abercrombie clothing?

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1. Feeling like a baller ’cause you had your own TV with a built-in VCR or (even MORE baller) DVD player in your room:

Yeah, it was only like 18 inches big, and had 480i resolution, but it was all yours!!!
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Yeah, it was only like 18 inches big, and had 480i resolution, but it was all yours!!!

2. The smell of Ralph Lauren's Ralph, J.Lo's Glow, Cool Water...

http://www.basenotes.net/ID10212770.html
https://www.priceline.com.au/jennifer-lopez-jlo-glow-edt-50-ml
http://www.fragrancex.com/products/_cid_perfume-am-lid_c-am-pid_127w__products.html

So. Many. Sweet. Perfumes.

3. ...or AXE 😖 stinking up the hallways and locker rooms at school.

Basically the stank of sweat mixed with perfume.
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Basically the stank of sweat mixed with perfume.

4. Anticipating getting your copy of Teen People each month and then reading it in one swoop once it arrived.

Time Inc.
Time Inc.
Time Inc.

Also using the ads to decorate your bedroom walls.

5. Officially feeling like a grown-up when your parents bought you your own desktop.

No more fighting with your siblings over sharing the family computer.
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No more fighting with your siblings over sharing the family computer.

6. Struggling to find a position for your webcam.

Even then you knew the importance of a good angle!
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Even then you knew the importance of a good angle!

7. Having Internet Explorer crash at least once while doing a search EVERY TIME you were online.

~ swirls error message ~
Twitter: @SparklingDina

~ swirls error message ~

8. Finding the perfect skin for your Winamp player.

And also a hypnotic screensaver to watch as your music played.
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And also a hypnotic screensaver to watch as your music played.

9. Sporting a Livestrong bracelet, but having NO idea what it was for.

Which ALWAYS eventually tore in a month.
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Which ALWAYS eventually tore in a month.

10. Taking selfies with your friends with a Polaroid i-Zone and then sticking them on your bedroom wall or mirror.

They were basically all just blurry and overexposed photos.
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They were basically all just blurry and overexposed photos.

11. Sporting a lowercase-initial pleather purse.

Best worn with a faux vintage tee from Urban Outfitters.
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Best worn with a faux vintage tee from Urban Outfitters.

12. Accessorizing your look every day with a puka shell necklace.

Even if it was one of the worst things in the world to wear if you had long hair since it would get tangled in the necklace.
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Even if it was one of the worst things in the world to wear if you had long hair since it would get tangled in the necklace.

13. Immediately heading over to the Dance Dance Revolution game every time you went to the arcade or bowling alley.

And of course, there was always the ONE kid who was hogging it.
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And of course, there was always the ONE kid who was hogging it.

14. Running out of minutes for the month on your cell phone plan and having to wait until after 9 p.m. to talk to your friends.

Although it was worse when you ran out your text limit in the first week of the billing cycle (which, LBH, always happened).
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Although it was worse when you ran out your text limit in the first week of the billing cycle (which, LBH, always happened).

15. Wearing these color bands, but having no idea they meant something sexual.

And having your parents ask you about them after they saw something about them on Dateline.
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And having your parents ask you about them after they saw something about them on Dateline.

16. Having your Game Boy Advance SP taken away by your teacher for playing it in class and having to ask your parents to come get it from them.

Embarrassing AF.
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Embarrassing AF.

17. Thinking that high school would be like The O.C.

Plus, Summer and Seth gave you relationship goals.
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Plus, Summer and Seth gave you relationship goals.

18. Wanting to get your entire wardrobe at Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Abercrombie and Fitch

Or hating anybody who wore head-to-toe Hollister and Abercrombie.

19. Making mix CDs for your friends and crushes.

And of course, all the songs you used for the mixes came from LimeWire. 😉

20. Knowing at least ONE girl who wore the Tiffany & Co. charm necklace and sported a Kate Spade bag.

http://www.luxurysjewelry.com/

Middle school glamour.

21. And finally, being totally obsessed with your Sims family (which you designed after yourself and your crush).

And of course thinking you had only been playing for an hour when it was actually six.
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And of course thinking you had only been playing for an hour when it was actually six.

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