1. Accidentally messaging someone from high school on your buddy list who didn't know you had their screen name... AIM was the original stalking tool. 2. ...finding your signature font and color-text combination... Candace Lowry/ BuzzFeed / Via franklypenn.com This was how you showed your personality! Your font was who you were. 3. ...buddy icons... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF http://badassbuddy.com/ 4. ...and including all of your girls and their initials in your profile like: "JC<3 LY<3 MS<3 GH<3 DH<3" AOL / Via Candace Lowry for BuzzFeed 5. Carefully saving your Abercrombie & Fitch bags so you could reuse them later... Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images Had to let everyone know you shopped at A&F. 6. ... graphic T-shirts from American Eagle or Urban Outfitters with ironic sayings... Kevin Winter / Getty Images Also Nick Lachey. 7. ...and wondering how much gel Ryan Cabrera put in his hair to keep it that way. Kevin Winter / Getty Images 8. Getting excited whenever you saw this on MTV: MTV And even more excited whenever it was "Spanking New Music Week." 9. Being irrationally angry or gleeful about the whole "Nipplegate" fiasco. Frank Micelotta / Getty Images Frank Micelotta / Getty Images 10. Ranting about the ~drama~ going on in your life on LiveJournal and/or stalking people from your high school who had LiveJournals. LiveJournal / Via suzanne410.livejournal.com 11. Endlessly quoting Napoleon Dynamite. Paramount You probably also rocked a "Vote for Pedro" T-shirt. You couldn't escape it. 12. Being really invested (along with your grandma) in Ken Jennings' winning streak on Jeopardy... Getty Images Jennings went on to earn a grand total of $2,520,700. 13. ...all of these people... Jason Merritt / FilmMagic 14. ...William Hung... Kevin Winter / Getty Images The REAL winner of American Idol Season 3. 15. ... and Ashlee Simpson's old nose. Vince Bucci / Getty Images 16. Forcing yourself to ignore the fact that Nick and Jessica were on the rocks. Us Weekly 17. Being jealous of your friend or sibling who had a camera on their phone. Boris Horvat / AFP / Getty Images Also constantly worrying about your "minutes." 18. Organizing all your CDs and mix CDs whenever you went on road trips. Via yesican-specializedacademicsupport.blogspot.com Hell, let's be honest, you organized your CDs whenever, just for fun. 19. And freaking out when you ran low on CD-Rs. Jet / Via jet.com Seriously, you used them for everything, saving MP3s, making mix CDs, sharing photos, saving assignments, etc. 20. REALLY wanting a Von Dutch trucker hat but settling on one you got from American Eagle. Via amazon.com 21. Blindly having to takes selfies with your digital camera, and then uploading them to your computer. Creatas / Getty Images/ Thinkstock Since you couldn't see the screen it was always a struggle to try to get one that wasn’t blurry. 22. Trying to convince your friends to join MySpace. MySpace Everyone had that friend: "I don't get it." 23. Rushing to Blockbuster on Friday nights to get the latest release. FameFlynet 24. Lindsay Lohan's music career. View this video on YouTube youtube.com 25. Watching Pimp My Ride and thinking it would be cool to have a chandelier in your car... MTV / Via rantcars.com 26. ...or better yet, a hot tub. MTV / Via rantcars.com But on second thought, all of that was RIDICULOUS and completely IMPRACTICAL. In conclusion, 2004: What a time to be alive!