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The 11 Things You Forgot You Were Obsessed With In 2009

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.

Instagram feeds are flooding with posts of pictures from 2009 vs. 2019 and it’s a very humbling trip down memory lane for all. Known as the #10YearChallenge, everyone from your middle school crush to Chrissy Teigen are taking part in the viral trend–and, yes, the glow ups are real.

It’s both hilarious and amazing when you remember that “TyPiNg LiKe ThIs WaS CoOl~” or that you so desperately wanted to live your best GTL life with Bumpits. After all, times were simpler when your hardest decision was whether you were #TeamJacob or #TeamEdward. I rounded up 11 of the weirdest yet most amazing things from 2009 you were once obsessed with. You can thank me later, but for now get ready for a wave of nostalgia (or regret).

1. Planking

Before there was the “In My Feelings” Challenge, there was this. Planking was the social phenomenon, and it was nearly impossible to walk into a room and not see someone in position.

2. The 2009 VMAs

From Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi performance to Kanye interrupting T-Swift’s “Best Music Video” Award acceptance, the 2009 VMA’s were hard to get through.

3. Quotes on photos

Forget VSCO or whatever editing app you might use, it was all about Picnik in 2009. Nothing said cool like an overly edited photo with quotes all over it with your bestie.

4. Camera mirror selfies with the flash

Before iPhones were the only obvious way to get a profile pic, you could probably be found in your middle school locker room snapping a mirror selfie.

5. Jersey Shore

2009 was the premiere of the show that gave us “GTL” and “DTF” Jersey Shore.

6. Twilight

Although the movie technically came out in 2008, Twilhards were out and about in ’09, especially when New Moon hit theaters—which added to the Team Edward or Team Jacob debate. I mean, Edward left Bella, so how could we not swoon over a shirtless Jacob?

7. Shutter Shades- AKA Kanye Glasses

Nothing like shutting out the haterz back in the day with some shutter shades.

8. Scene Bangs

Rawr xD. Enough said.

9. Studded Belts

Who else remembers hitting up their local Hot Topic to pick up this must have accessory?

10. Bumpits

Embracing the Snookie lifestyle one pouf at a time.

12. Silly Bandz

Ah, I can vividly remember begging my mom for these. Nothing was more exciting than opening a new pack of Silly Bandz. Bonus points if the whole squad was rocking the same one.

#Blessed that Instagram wasn’t a thing back then.

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Hello, it's me. Edel (pronounced like the singer), was previously Assistant Social Editor, Video for Her Campus Media. She graduated in May 2018  from James Madison University in with a double major in Media Arts and Design and Communications Studies. Before joining the HC girl gang full-time she was the Campus Correspondent for the JMU Her Campus Chapter. She's an avid social media user, food enthusiast, and shopping extraordinaire. You can catch her taking a coffee break or binge-watching romantic comedies on Netflix.