College. One of the most beautiful times of everyone’s life. Especially when it’s within the wonderful years of 2008-2010. Here’s just a few of the things that were probably part of your life during this time period.
1. Hair Teasing
“How high can my poof go?”
Awe, the times of Guidettes and their influence on the height of our hair. It was part of the getting ready process, to gather in one dorm room and tease our hair with lots of hair spray to maintain a hold that won’t undo if jungle juice gets on your hair.
2. Jersey Shore on Thursday Nights
Yes Yes Yes Yes. I LOVED Jersey Shore. Know what I loved even more? Watching the latest episode while getting ready to go out on a Thursday night. Grenades, chicken cutlets, and good times.
Oh yeah, Thursdays, Yeahhhh
3. Ed Hardy. Ed Hardy, everywhere…
I still look at Ed Hardy and wonder how in the world that stuff was so popular. I even had a poster in my dorm of an Ed Hardy design (replica below *facepalm*).The Ed Hardy perfume was pretty good stuff, though – I gotta give ’em credit for that. But if you were rich, you were probably donning that Christian Audigier.
4. Your Party Playlist Consisted On…
Hits of Lady Gaga, Flo Rida (“Right Round”), “Single Ladies”, Katy Perry, Lil’ Wayne, 3Oh!3, “Boom Boom Pow”, Kanye, and so many great jams. I can’t say this with full confidence, but whenever I listen to music from 2008-2009, that miiight be some of the best music. I mean, “A Milli”… c’mon. So good.
5. Digital Cameras
You never arrived to a party without your digital camera in tow. Period. Ah, life before quality cell phone cameras.
Bringing up the point of…
6. Photo Limits
Ugh. After the weekend was up and you loaded all of your regrettable (really bad idea btw) party pics to Facebook, you had an album limit. 60. #FirstWorldProblem right?
That’s why you would then usually create an album for Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday. Simple.
Kids these days will never know what that was like! Now I can load 300+. Nice work, Zuck.
The great thing about the late ’00’s is we all had really, really bad (but epic) phones. I initially arrived on college campus with a stunning razr-type cell that took the blurriest of the blur pics.
Then I upgraded to a slick used Motorola Q. I remember not understanding if I was technically “allowed” to use the interwebz on the phone or not because at that time you paid for every minute you used the data. (Yes, my parents received expensive phone bills because of this #FAIL). I even painted glitter clear nail polish over my phone because I was a cheap college kid who wanted a cool looking phone.
You ready to see this masterpiece?
Oh, how far we have now come with our iPhones and massive Android screens. I’ll never forget the first pic I took on an iPhone. Our friend (hey, Kelsey!!) was the only one out of us who had one and I remember taking pics taking pictures on it in the middle of a Phi Psi party. Classic.
Here’s (part of) that pic!!
8. The Hangover
“THERE’S A JUNGLE CAT IN THE BATHROOM!”
Here was one of my fave things to do: Get ready for the night while watching The Hangover. It just got ya in the mood. Always left ya feelin’ great.
The Hangover never got old, it’s still not old. Pretty much everyone quoted this movie everywhere you went and that was okay. You were a good year, 2009.
9. Four Loco
I think my liver just flipped over while typing those two words. As if Four Loco wasn’t bad enough with all the caffeine, we drank it every time we went out at one point. I’m so, so, so sorry body. Also, kind of glad that phase passed because I don’t think my 26-year-old metabolism could handle 60+ grams of sugars bathing in alcohol.
So. Much. Four. Loco.
We weren’t quite blessed with GPS or Google Maps in the palm of our hands at this time. I totally forgot about this part of life until I was talking to someone the other day about how we used to write down (or print out) the instructions for our destination before leaving the crib. Thank tha lawd for Google Maps on our phone. I don’t really know how we did it. Also, this is the first “old thing” I will say… “Kids these days will never know what it was like to get directions to the party and hope you find it otherwise you’re screwed.” – Actually, you would just hit up the local gas station and ask the clerk for directions. Oh, good times.
Here is a picture of me (scarily) clutching the directions for the party. This is also a picture that will probably be used as blackmail one day…
So what am I missing? Let me know in the comments, this could get good… 😉