For those of us who grew up in the 90’s, there was no such thing as unlimited texting, FaceTiming, Netflix or even DVDs for that matter. While we think that we can’t go a day with all of the advanced technology that we have now, we look back and remember all of the things that we thought we wouldn’t be able to survive without back then. Let’s reminisce on the good times…
Now-a-days we call this texting. Remember all the notes you passed back and forth with your friends during class? Check yes or no.
We all remember trying to come up with the perfect screen name, away messages and “buddy”profiles. Not to mention the little digs or shoutouts people put in those profiles. Cue the angsty song lyrics.
3. CD players
You literally thought you were totally awesome with this thing.
Whoever had the latest CDs were the coolest.
The fate for every single girl in elementary and middle school. You swore that this was going to be your life.
6. Gel pens
Every color had to be had. Every single color.
7. Gel ink paper
This was the best for drawing crazy flowers and bubble letters.
The place to be on Friday night where you rented movies and had to “be kind and rewind” when you return them.
9. Orange VCR tapes
You knew when these came out during class, you were going to have a good day.
10. Baby Bottle Pops
These were sugar rushes in a “bottle.”
11. Hit Clips
Everyone HAD to have these things. Not just one either. You had to have every single color and every single clip that played individual songs.
GameBoys were the coolest things ever. From the very first one with the little games you slid in and out to play to the GameBoy COLOR that came in every single color of the rainbow and you had the hardest time choosing which one you wanted to buy.
13. “CatDog”, “Rocket Power”, “All That” and every original Nickelodeon TV show
The best originals ever.
WHY DID THEY DISCONTINUE THESE??
15. Koosh balls
They made these things into keychains and everyone decked out their book bags with them.
16. On-the-wall pencil sharpeners
The perfect excuse to show off your totally cute outfit in front of your entire class.
17. Little Hug Fruit Barrels
The little treasures at the bottom of the coolers at birthday parties. Everyone knows the blue was the best one.
18. “Fortune tellers”
These were taken during class at least 3 times a day.
19. Magic 8 Balls
Asking this thing the weirdest questions during sleepovers defined the 90’s.
20. Sucking the juice out of the tab of these drinks
21. Wax bottles
Chewing on the wax after you sucked the juice out of them was the best.
Raising this little creature was life.
23. Beanie Babies
Collecting these was all that mattered.
24. Floppy disks
When you had to save all of your work and basically your life on these things. Now you just stick a thumb drive in the computer and BAM.
25. Mary-Kate and Ashley movies
This was definitely the “drama/thriller” genre of the 90’s.
26. Gap apparel
You weren’t even cool if you didn’t wear Gap.
27. Goosebumps movies
Okay, maybe these were the real thrillers of the 90’s.
28. Lisa Frank
The greatest coloring books and stickers of all times.
29. Colored hair extensions
Because your mom wouldn’t let you die your hair.
The coolest sneaks in the game.
The creepiest, yet somehow very popular things that talked and shook and was all types of weird.
32. Disposable cameras
One. Two. Three. Click – rewind.
33. Limited Too
The greatest store EVER.
34. Slap bracelets
You weren’t cool if you didn’t wear these all the way up your arms.
35. Butterfly clips
Cornrows and twists into butterfly clips. Can you say hot?
36. Yin Yang accessories
Everything was yin yang. Chokers, rings, necklaces, bracelets, pins…Everything.
37. Mood rings
“What do you mean I look sad? My mood ring says very happy…see, it’s blue”
38. Microsoft Paint
Where every Picaso started.
39. Mad Libs
Filling in the blanks with absurd things were hilarious and totally stupid at the same time.
40. Silly Putty
What do you mean transferring newspapers onto the silly putty and throwing it at the walls isn’t cool anymore?
41. Paper bag book covers
Book socks were too mainstream.
42. And decorating the crap out of them
With this, you were able to decorate them however you wanted to.
43. Bill Nye
After every chapter in Science class, Bill Nye made sure he was there to reassure you that you know what you’re talking about. Everyone knew the theme song by heart.
44. HubbaBubba bubble tape
The most disgusting bubble gum ever. You ripped a strip and had to spit it out within 3 seconds because it couldn’t keep it’s flavor.
45. Lip Smackers
The greatest make-up of all time. A definite “must have.”
46. See-through phones
Every girl dreamed of having not only a house phone in their room, but this specific see-through one.
47. Lucky rabbit’s feet
These hung from everyone’s bags. Remember when you rubbed them and wished on them? Yeah, kinda weird…a dead rabbit’s foot on your bag for good luck.
The best things that were ever made. They were cute and didn’t crease your hair.
49. Stick-on earrings
Remember looking for these every 3 seconds because they never stuck to your ears? People started using these for decorating other things because they were so annoying to try to keep on.
50. A ton of patterned clothing … and denim
Denim and patterns everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Polka dots, denim, stripes, crazy weird shapes, denim, more polka dots and more denim.
Seriously, if you don’t remember any of these things, talk to the hand ‘cause the face ain’t listenin’.