Remember your angsty, pre-teen and teen years of the 2000s? Nobody understood you and you were a loner, and you wanted to make sure everyone knew — so you had very specific ways you rebelled in the 2000s, in case anyone was confused about where you stood in life. Your parents wanted you to be more like your sister, your teachers wanted you to try harder (because you were smart but "just didn't apply yourself"), and your crush had a thing for your BFF. So what did you do? You rebelled.
Instead of having blonde hair like all the other girls, you went with the most obnoxious shade of electric blue you could find. Instead of channeling Britney Spears with your wardrobe, you embodied Daria. You refused to eat meat and stayed up all night and read a ton of Sylvia Plath, all so everyone knew: You were different. You weren't like other girls. If life was like 10 Things I Hate About You, you were Kat, not Bianca.
And just to really drive the point home — because you wanted everyone to know that no one's the boss of you and you make your own rules — you very likely rebelled by doing this 12 things.
1Posting Cryptic Quotes And Lyrics On Your MySpace Page
Or sometimes it'd be something really passive-aggressive, like: annoyed >:(
2Wearing Extra Heavy Eyeliner Like Avril Lavigne
You didn't even care if it was smudged, because you were dark and misunderstood.
3Using Slang And Cuss Words Your Parents Hated
Mom: "Heavens! Your great grandmother would roll over in her grave!"
You: "Fo sheezy!"
4Dressing Like Amy Lee From Evanescence
You made combat boots and fluffy skirts look so dope.
5Rolling The Waistband Of Your Skirt One Too Many Times
"Why no, Principal Smith. I didn't hear about any dress code."
6Eating Stuff From Jessica Simpson's Dessert Line Even Though That Wasn't Really What It Was For
I think Jessica meant you could take a little nibble, not drink the entire bottle.
7Listening To The 'Garden State' Soundtrack On Repeat
IDK. It's just... so you.
8Glueing Rhinestones All Over Your Razr When Your Parents Specifically Told You Not To Because Money Doesn't Grow On Trees
Your parents spent their hard-earned money on you and you did this?
9Ignoring People When They IMed You
And then getting mad when they stopped trying to talk to you.
10Blasting "You Oughta Know" From Your CD Player Well Past Bedtime
Just in case your parents didn't already know you were confused and angry inside.
11Being The Person Not To Continue A Threatening Chain Email
And now a girl with no eyes and black hair is going to appear at the foot of ALL YOUR BEDS TONIGHT!!!!!!!
12Leaving A Few Drops Of Surge Left In The Bottle
Just because you loved hearing your little bro whine, "That's all you left? What am I supposed to do with this?!"