First of all, Facebook was pretty different in 2009. Your opinionated older relatives hadn't discovered it yet and your friends were constantly losing their phones and creating groups to get everyone's numbers.
And instead of tagging you in meme posts, your friends sent you bumper stickers
Or Pieces of Flair
You could also confess your feelings for your crush with the Honesty Box app
But the best way to flirt with someone was to poke them
The classic MySpace is a thing of the past as well. At least in 2019 you don't have to stress over who will be in your Top 8.
If you weren't in your crush's top 8, you could cope by listening to sad music on your iPod Nano
Or on your Zune
If you wanted to listen to your iPod in the car, you had to endure the stress of using an iPod FM transmitter
You made sure to have a few mix CDs on hand for when your iTrip didn't work
And, if all else failed, you could listen to cassette tapes on a Sony Walkman
Since 2009, we've bid farewell to some iconic snacks and drinks. Like original Four Loko...
And Sour Altoids
Don't forget Dunkaroos!
Sometimes, the lines between food and definitely-not-food were blurred in the '00s. Like this "lickable" body powder from Urban Decay.
Some generation-defining smells have also been retired. No longer will the unmistakable stench of Jergens Natural Glow give away your fake tan!
Speaking of fake tans, Jersey Shore premiered in 2009.
The Hills was also in its fifth season in 2009.
You could also watch teens just like you achieve their high school dreams on MTV's MADE.
To fill your friends in on all the drama, you'd text them on one of these. But first, you had to master T9.
If you were bored, you could check out Blockbuster for new releases on DVD. Just make sure to return them within 2 days!
Or you could browse the magazine stand at Borders Bookstore.
While you're there, be sure to pick up the latest copy of CosmoGIRL!
In 2009, you could still douse yourself in your favorite Bath & Body Works classics
It was very important to establish your loyalties
And every guy you knew reeked of Axe Vice
Yes, 2009 was a different time. You could still flex your Louis Vuitton Murakami bag
Or the Abercrombie Moose
Or you could flex your Silly Bandz
Last but certainly not least: remember standing in line for the Harry Potter midnight screening?
Ah, 2009. What a time to be alive!
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