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21 Things That Were Cooler In Middle School In 2005 Than They Are Now

*Slow dances to "Sugar, We're Goin Down" by Fall Out Boy*

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4. You were jealous of all of your friends who had cell phones already...


5. And when you finally got one, you wondered what life was like with a real cell phone instead of a pre-paid Nokia.


15. And making sure your Nintendog didn't die.


18. You imagined what it was like to live in a hotel or at a boarding school near the ocean.


Rihanna's "Umbrella" came out in 2007. An earlier version of this post included an image from the music video. Either way, long live "Umbrella."