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    Women Are Sharing The Most "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" Things They Used To Do, And I Can't Stop Laughing

    You either knew a ukulele girl or you were a ukulele girl.

    If you came of age in the 2000s and 2010s, chances are you're familiar with the concept of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

    And if you're anything like I was in my youth, watching and reading about it wasn't enough; you wanted to BE a Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

    Well, my fellow reformed MPDGs, TikTok user @amylovattt decided to call ALL of us out and ask us to share "the most Manic Pixie Dream Girl thing" we used to do. What was hers? She used to bring a trifle (aka this dessert) to parties regardless of the context. Why? Because she was so cute and quirky!!!

    Now, the trifle thing's pretty good, but the comments on @amylovattt's TikTok are sending me into a different atmosphere. Take a look:

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    I used to take books to parties and read while drinking wine while my friends were normal college kids and partied accordingly

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    Carried tarot cards wrapped in vintage a vintage scarf and bubbles in my purse "just in case"

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    Use something overly utilitarian as a purse: a lunch box, and old camera, a thermos, a basket

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    My best friend would bring a lemon to every party and very casually eat it

    5.

    I wore fairy wings a lot and wore vintage ball gowns to punk shows (those poor dresses)

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    I drew on my  converse to show that I was artistic and quirky, I stood pigeon toed so that you could recognize that I wasn't like other girls

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    I wore colored contacts everywhere and stared at people until they noticed

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    I used to talk about Bob Dylan all the time and I don't think I've heard a single song

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    Instead of saying hi to people, for a solid year i used to say happy birthday

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    I would wear 2-3 cereal box watches at once and put flowers in my docs and tell people I knew how to palm read when I couldn't, I'd just make it up

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    I used to run into doors and trip on purpose

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    I had "more energy" on days where I felt like it would rain because it was "more beautiful than sunshine"

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    wearing the tweed jackets of dead old men

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    I went to school with a girl who made a huge deal about being scared of stickers

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    I would wear a mini skirt and knee high leather boots and carry a hiking backpack to parties. what was in the backpack? that was the mystery

    16.

    In high school I would wear one green converse and one blue converse and both had neon green laces

    17.

    I would drop pennies as I walked so people could find them and have good luck

    18.

    I would put daisies through my ears as earrings

    19. And finally:

    I'm ashamed to admit I was the ukulele girl

    Me reading each and every one of these, feeling seen:

    Did you have any Manic Pixie Dream Girl tendencies back in the day? Share them in the comments! Trust me, you're not alone.