45 Embarrassing Things Every Girl In The 2000s Did

All the children of the ’90s had a tough adjustment period in the early 2000s. To be fair, we were that middle school age and times were hard. Besides the braces that every kid has to deal with for two to three miserable years, our style icon was Marissa Cooper from The O.C. and our favorite band was Dashboard Confessional. While I still jam out when “Vindicated” comes on shuffle, looking back, we all made some poor decisions.

1. Obsess over your MySpace Top 8

2. Wear Ugg boots

3. Wear Ugg boots with denim mini-skirts

4. Change your AIM screen name every time you got bored — and being so mad if it was already taken.

5. Watch Newlyweds and believe Jessica and Nick would last forever.

6. Spend all your money on clothes from Abercrombie & Fitch

7. And Hollister

8. And Aeropostale

9. Spend forever texting on T9

10. Lose sleep over what Simple Plan quote to put in your AIM profile

11. Read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series and wanting to be the Bridget of your friend group

12. Envy your friend’s new Sidekick phone

13. Beg your parents to bring you to the mall on Friday nights where you just walked around aimlessly

14. Wear Von Dutch trucker hats

15. Love your Juicy Couture sweatsuit

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16. Debate ‘NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys

17. Debate Christina Aguilera vs. Britney Spears

18. Buy all the NOW CDs

19. Crimp your hair

20.Rock out to Ja Rule and Ashanti collaborations

21. Make mix CDs for your crush

22. Wish you could be on Trading Spaces

23. Play Snake on your cell phone

24. Collect Livestrong and other bracelets for causes

25. Convince yourself you were going to marry Chad Michael Murray

26. And Josh Hartnett

27. And also Shane West

28. Hang pictures around your room ripped out of CosmoGirl and YM

29. Debate whether or not you’d want to be on MTV dating shows like Next and Room Raiders

30. Wear puka shell necklaces

31. Create cryptic away messages (the original subtweet)

32. Spend hours picking what movies to rent from Blockbusters

33. Steal songs off LimeWire and hope your computer doesn’t get a virus

34. Put butterfly clips in your hair

35. Side with Team LC or Team Kristin

36. Watch game shows like The Weakest Link and Who Wants to Be a Millioniare? with your family

37. Apply Juicy Tube approximately every 10 minutes

38. Fill out MySpace Surveys

39. Consider yourself a punk because you listen to Good Charlotte, All Americans Rejects, and Jimmy Eat World

40.Watch Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens religiously

41. Wear lace up jeans

42. Pop the collar on your polo shirt

43. Think Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes were “nice girls”

44. Pick the perfect song for your ringtone

45. Find guys with frosted tips incredibly attractive

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