23 Things You Totally Forgot You Were Obsessed With In The 2000s

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A throwback to jean mini skirts and Kate Spade backpacks.

Calling all 20-somethings who were in high school during the early 2000s! This article was written just for you. 

In a time where AOL instant messenger and Hollister were all the rage, you grew up on the cusp of the Internet era, which means that while your away message were carefully constructed to perfection, it was still important to get outside and play with your friends (even if you were just drinking Mike's Hard Lemonades and smoking Black & Milds).

This is pretty much what it was like growing up in the early 2000s. 

There are many things you'll never forget about high school during this time, like the fact that you were in high school when Mean Girls rolled into theaters, or that before the Whip/Nae Nae, you would "Walk It Out" with DJ Unk. If you weren't listening to rap in the early 2000s, you may have been hanging out at Warped Tour with Panic! At The Disco. 

However, there are some things most of us were obsessed with that we probably forgot all about. It's been awhile. If you haven't already attended your 10-year reunion, it's probably rapidly approached.

Now you can look back on all the things you totally forgot about. Here are 23 things you totally forgot you were obsessed with in high school:

1. Teeny, tiny jean skirts from Abercrombie and Hollister.
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2. Being cool if you had a pink Razr phone, at least until the Sidekick took over.
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3. Having chunky highlights. Thanks to Christina Aguilera, these were cool for a minute. So was blonde hair with black hair underneath.
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4. Bebe rhinestoned tops, and Bebe in general.
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5. Kate Spade backpacks.
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6. Still being unable to stomach Malibu Rum after the amount you drank in high school.
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7. Soulja Boy. Superman that hoe.
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8. Customized ringtones for friends and family.
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9. The invention of illegal downloading on Napster and/or Limewire. Thank you, Sean Parker.
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10. The trendiness of studded belts.
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11. Gaucho pants.
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12. Louis Vuitton colored logo bags (the little ones).
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13. Having your own phone line. Even though cell phones were a thing, there were still limited minutes and you didn't want anyone listening in on your calls.
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14. The impatient feeling of waiting for photos to be developed, especially because half the school had digital cameras and you were still using the yellow Kodak cameras.
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15. Spilling your heart and soul on LiveJournal.
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16. Watching Laguna Beach for hours.
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17. Lacoste Polos were pretty cool for a hot minute there, too.
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18. The worst shoes ever: Rocket Dogs.
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19. Not being cool if you didn't have the Tiffany's heart bracelet or the necklace.
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20. All things emo.
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21. Juicy velour track suits (or any velour track suit, really).
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22. When Real World/Road Rules seasons were big on your to-do list.
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23. Tanning beds. They were really popular, but so was putting a sticker on your waist while you tanned for a heart-shaped tan line.
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