52 Things You'll Definitely Remember About Summer in the Early 2000s

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Ah, sweet summertime. If the warm months don't already put a big smile on your face, rewinding to summer in the early 2000s definitely will. You know, back in the days of "scene boys," DC sneakers, pink razor flip phones, and Myspace bulletins. When Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's love life owned our hearts, and Livestrong bracelets were the fashion statement of the decade. It's hard not to feel giddy while reminiscing on summers back in the day, so we might as well relive it whenever we can, right? Here are some of our favorite things that we miss about summer in the 2000s (and we're pretty sure you'll miss them too!).

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Watching TRL After a Long Day of No School
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Watching TRL After a Long Day of No School

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Also Tuning Into MTV's Beach House
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Also Tuning Into MTV's Beach House

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Wearing Tinted Sunglasses (Preferably With a Rhinestone Design in the Corner)
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Wearing Tinted Sunglasses (Preferably With a Rhinestone Design in the Corner)

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Riding Around Town on Your Razor Scooter
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Riding Around Town on Your Razor Scooter

Like this Razor Spark Scooter ($49, originally $75).

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Watching the Latest Drama Unfold on The O.C. With Your Friends
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Watching the Latest Drama Unfold on The O.C. With Your Friends

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Rocking a Von Dutch Trucker Hat
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Rocking a Von Dutch Trucker Hat

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Riding Your Bike Past Your Crush's House
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Riding Your Bike Past Your Crush's House

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Vowing to Stay Up All Night to Watch the Sunrise at Sleepovers With Your Friends
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Vowing to Stay Up All Night to Watch the Sunrise at Sleepovers With Your Friends

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Turning on Summerland After Dinner
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Turning on Summerland After Dinner

The show only lasted two seasons, but ah, what a time.

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Heading to 7-11 to Mix Slushie Flavors
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Heading to 7-11 to Mix Slushie Flavors

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Trying to Keep Up With Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton's Friendship Drama
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Trying to Keep Up With Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton's Friendship Drama

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Showing Off Some Skin in a Cropped Halter Top
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Showing Off Some Skin in a Cropped Halter Top

Bonus if you also had roll-on body glitter.

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Visiting the Kiosk at the Mall to Get a Custom Airbrushed T-Shirt
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Visiting the Kiosk at the Mall to Get a Custom Airbrushed T-Shirt

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Accessorizing Your Hair With Butterfly Clips
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Accessorizing Your Hair With Butterfly Clips

Like these Butterfly Hair Clips ($7).

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Wearing Rhinestone Anything and Everything
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Wearing Rhinestone Anything and Everything

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Wearing Capris, Just in Case There Was a Flood
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Wearing Capris, Just in Case There Was a Flood

Capris, open-toed heels, layered necklaces — pretty much this entire outfit.

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Knowing Every Word to Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" and Singing It at the Top of Your Lungs

This music video also made you want to cause trouble at the mall with your friends.

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Picking Up Baby Bottle Pops at Any Gas Station/Convenience Store You Could
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Picking Up Baby Bottle Pops at Any Gas Station/Convenience Store You Could

Baby Bottle Pop Candy Assortment ($28, originally $30)

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Snacking on Trix Yogurt (Either Cotton Candy or Watermelon) Before Heading to the Pool

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Falling Asleep to Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite TV Specials on the Couch

Not having to get up for school the next day was the best.

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Setting the Perfect AIM Away Message While You Worked on Your Tan in the Yard

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Coding Yourself a New Myspace Layout to Give It a Summer Vibe

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Casually Heelying All Over Town
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Casually Heelying All Over Town

Like in these Heelys Pro 20 ($55).

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Going to the Mall Strictly For American Eagle, Hollister, Abercrombie, and Victoria's Secret
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Going to the Mall Strictly For American Eagle, Hollister, Abercrombie, and Victoria's Secret

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Texting Your Friends Off Your Pink Razr Flip Phone

Or if you didn't have one, being insanely jealous of any friends who did.

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"Crunching" Your Hair
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"Crunching" Your Hair

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Rocking Skater Shoes, Because DC's Were the Coolest
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Rocking Skater Shoes, Because DC's Were the Coolest

Like these Court Graffik Shoes ($60).

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Taking Myspace Surveys That Contained Subtle Hints Toward Your Crush

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Burning Your Favorite Summer Jams Onto One of Your Many Blank CD's
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Burning Your Favorite Summer Jams Onto One of Your Many Blank CD's

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Heading to Blockbuster to Rent a DVD (or VHS!) on a Friday Night

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Tuning Into Every Episode of The Osbournes
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Tuning Into Every Episode of The Osbournes

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Taking the Summer of 2002 to Grieve the Break Up of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears
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Taking the Summer of 2002 to Grieve the Break Up of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears

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Using *67 to Prank Call Your Classmates
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Using *67 to Prank Call Your Classmates

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Taking New Myspace Pics With Your Digital Camera
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Taking New Myspace Pics With Your Digital Camera

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Setting Up a Slip N' Slide in Your Parents' Backyard
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Setting Up a Slip N' Slide in Your Parents' Backyard

Like this Water Slide ($90).

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Drawing All Over Your Driveway with Chalk, Only to Watch It Get Washed Away in a Thunderstorm
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Drawing All Over Your Driveway with Chalk, Only to Watch It Get Washed Away in a Thunderstorm

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Playing With Your Game Boy Color on Long Car Rides

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Planning Your Schedule Around the Latest Disney Channel Original Movie
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Planning Your Schedule Around the Latest Disney Channel Original Movie

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Trying to Emulate Lizzie McGuire's Perfect Summer Style
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Trying to Emulate Lizzie McGuire's Perfect Summer Style

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Getting Frozen Yogurt After an Afternoon at the Pool
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Getting Frozen Yogurt After an Afternoon at the Pool

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Wishing You Lived in Laguna Beach
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Wishing You Lived in Laguna Beach

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Having Your Mom Iron Your Hair Straight For a Party
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Having Your Mom Iron Your Hair Straight For a Party