There was a phase when I was in highschool where we all liked Facebook pages in lieu of having a personality. I’ve finally cleaned up my liked pages list, but couldn’t remove these without sharing some of them.
Teenage-me added pages like “yelling at inanimate objects”, “cutting off people’s rats tails”, “peer pressuring people”, and “irritating future psychologists” to her Interests on her profile.
Teenage-me was also interested in “being single” and “getting a text as soon as I pick up my phone and feeling like Jesus”.
Screaming “YOU’RE NOT MY REAL LADDER!” at your step-ladder is apparently a joke teenage-me was tickled by.
I also found a page I’d liked called, “Ok, so all these LIKES are about kids, teens, relationships, and Black Ops. ‘Comon seriously? Why not TACOS or UNICORNS???!!! LIKE this if you like tacos or unicorns or penguins.”

The internet was a strange and wholesome place.
“If it moves, it’s biology. If it smells, it’s chemistry. If you don’t get it, it’s physics.”

Mm, yes, an insightful page for teenage-me to like and share on her Facebook feed while studying two of those three sciences.
I am enjoying finding out which Facebook friends of a similar age also liked these and still have them connected to their profiles.

“Row, row, row your boat, gently down the street”

Love some casual absurdism.
Another product of its time:

ring ring “hello?” “are you at home?” “no im at the movies with my home phone”
I was a rebel with a cause:

“NO IPODS IN SCHOOL” yeah cause Eminem is gonna rap me the answers
I was also so sure that being “one of the boys” was cool and not totally internalised misogyny.

“Im a girl but I rather hang out with boys because it is less drama!!!!”

Because if anything screams less drama it’s for exclamation points.
Why were we like this?
Anyway, on an obviously unrelated note, do you ever just think about teenage-you and remember that they were kind of an asshole?
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