⏩ 100 Things that made you Flashback to the 90’s & Early 2000’s

I know I can’ t be the only one to remember:

1. Carrying a cell phone and a portable music device (CD player that skipped every time you hit a bump in the road)
2. Verizon customers only had free minutes from 9:01 PM-6:59 AM unless you were Verizon to Verizon
3. T-mobiles sidekick
4. Having to rewind tapes before returning them at Blockbuster
5. Having to rewind cassette tapes with a pencil eraser
6. Gigapets that beeped all night because you forgot to feed it
7. Collecting Pokemon cards
8. Having to record a song off the radio as your ringtone
9. The Blackberry movement
10. Boost Mobile & the infamous chirp
11. Limewire & all its computer viruses
12. Not being able to use the internet & phone at the same time
13. AOL was on a free disc for a Trial period
14. MySpace & our coding abilities to find the perfect background, font, & song
15. Spice Girls & boy bands (N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees)
16. Plastering posters all over the bedroom wall
17. When aluminum foil was considered “grills”
18. Those annoying butterfly clips in the hair
19. Lisa Frank everything
20. Milky gel pens & black papers 
21. Trapper Keepers
22. Cigarette lighters in the car
23. Lite Brites
24. Doodle bears
25. Rugrats, Rocket Power, Ahh Real Monsters, Hey Arnold, Rocko’s Modern Life, Anamaniacs, Invader Zim, Ren & Stimpy, Wild Thornberrys, As Told by Ginger
26. Sega Genesis
27. Blowing into game cartridges to make them “work” 
28. Game Boy
29. Pedal pushers 
30. Slouch socks (authentic or self made)
31. Saved by the Bell (& Zack Morris)
32. Jelly Shoes
33. Overalls with one strap undone
34. Windbreaker sets 
35. Skorts
36. Scrunchies 
37. Those stupid S’s that start with | | |
38. Lion King
39. Playing Pinball on a Windows 98 computer
40. Clicking random boxes on Minesweeper
41. The Easy Bake Oven that was never easy to use
42. “Take a look, it’s in a book, the reading rainbow”
43. Wishbone the talking dog
44. Mr. Roger’s neighborhood
45. All That, Keenan & Kel, Amanda Show
46. Those chalky Flinstone vitamins
47. Mr. Sketch scented markers (Black Burnt marshmallow was my favorite)
48. VHS collection
49. Space Jam
50. Goosebumps, Box Car Children, & American Girl series
51. Making fingernails out of Bugles
52. Zoo Books & Highlights
53. Dunkaroos
54. Fisherprice skates (wearing shoes inside the skates) 
55. Encarta & other encyclopedias
56. Beanie Babies
57. Transparent phones
58. Wonderballs
59. Kay Bee Toys
60. Floppy disks to save information
61. Pagers (Beepers)
62. Payphones
63. Macarena
64. Forgetting to take the Tamagotchi to the bathroom
65. Nickelodeon green slime
66. When the Nick didn’t play cartoons all day so you could “get up & go play”
67. Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?
68. Finding Waldo
69. Slapping your wrist with the slap bracelets
70. Chi-Chi- Chia
71. Clap On Lights (clap on!)
72. MTV played music
73. Skip It
74. You asked Jeeves instead of searching Google
75. Hit Clips
76. You instant messaged on AIM or Yahoo messenger & joined chat rooms
77. MASH was used to predict your whole life
78. Owning a bean bag chair
79. Tying your shirt in a knot in the front, making your own crop top
80. AOL announcing “you’ve got mail” emails
81. Glow in the dark stars & planets
82. That stupid finger trapper that you couldn’t get your fingers out of
83. TVs had butts in the back
84. Passing notes & finding fancy ways to fold them
85. The paper fortune teller 
86. Those stupid pens with all the colors that you tried to push down all at one
87. Those pencils with individual lead that you couldn’t use if you lost just one
88. Pretending mechanical pencils were needles & shots
89. Circle, circle, dot, dot, now I got my cootie shot!
90. Chicken pox, oatmeal baths, & calamine lotion
91. Laser tag guns at home
92. Sharpening pencils by hand
93. Those pesky stretchy chokers
94. Password Journal
95. Are you afraid of the dark?
96. Ying Yang everything
97. Those Crayola stamp markers that made you stamp everything
98. Huge radios/ boom boxes
99. Having to crank the handle to roll your window down
100. Trix cereal had shapes

What are some of you favorite 90s memories? I would love to hear! Comment below!


Published by Stephy Says 💋

Published authoress, certified blogger, & certified Master Life Coach with niches in Happiness, Goal Success, Personal Development, & Professional Development. Lover of words, writing, reading, & English. 

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