Back in the day there was no such thing as sending someone a text. If you wanted to be cute and send them a message, you would write them a note. And then you would fold them in all these adorable different ways and keep them in a shoebox in your closet. Then your mom would snoop and read them and find out that you smoked cigarettes and kissed boys and you'd be grounded for a year.
When you broke up with someone, you couldn't just go online and snoop around to see what they were up to. There was no Facebook or Instagram to cyber stalk. You have to drive by there house and do some real stalking. Sometimes you would even park down the street to see if you could catch them coming and going. It's okay, everyone was doing it.
You recorded your favorite episode of Clarissa Explains It All and if your brother accidentally erases it, he is a goner! So you make sure to label it so no one even thinks of touching it. Now you can drool over her hot neighbor Sam whenever you want!
The dings and weird noises you used to hear when you were logging onto AOL are something you will never forget. Extra points if you had to make your parents get off the phone so you could go on chat rooms and talk to total creepos. My screen name was RaiNsHiNe78. What was yours?
Imagine all the work you used to have to do in order to rent a movie!? Before our Netflix days we had to leave the house, walk around Blockbuster and pick a movie of our choice. And the work wasn't even over yet! Then you had to return it. Anyone else owe Blockbuster $36?
Way before selfies and iPhones we had disposable cameras. You could take a selfie, sure. But you had no idea what they would look like until you went to get them developed. Now we can take 50 selfies and pick the one that you don't look completely horrible in and post it. Kind of crazy thinking back, huh?
You were the coolest kid in school if you had The Cranberries blasting on your Discman. You never thought that you could ever walk around with a device that small that you could put into you pocket and play music! And then the iPod came out and your head literally exploded.
Do you see that little device that you can crank? Well, if you crank it, that would roll the windows of your car up and down. Now we have a button to do all the work. But once upon a time, when we had a Clinton in the Whitehouse, Nirvana was at the top of the charts and MTV played music videos, we had to roll up our own car windows.
This is what video games looked like before they were discs. And when they didn't work you were told to blow into them. I don't know who started that or if that was actually a thing, but we all did it.
In the '90s, we were obsessed with Pogs. Kids would collect hundreds of different kinds of Pogs and Slammers. They took the place of collecting baseball cards because they were so much cooler. I'm not sure why they were, but believe me, they were!
When you called your best friend (or even worse a crush) on the phone, you had to call their family house phone. This meant you had to talk to their parents first and see if they were available. Talk about awkward.
"Steven! Some girl named Lindsey is on the phone! She sounds like she really wants to talk to you."