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04/03/2017 01:01 pm ET

People Are Totally Buggin' Over This Time Capsule From 1998

Randi Bergman, 31, found relics left in a closet by her 13-year-old self.
The three-box time capsule.
Randi Bergman
The three-box time capsule.

Oh snap!

Randi Bergman, a 31-year-old from Toronto, recently got a fly gift, courtesy of her 13-year-old self.

In January, Bergman’s mother asked her to clean out her childhood closet. Bergman obliged and while she was tossing things away, she stumbled upon a time capsule from 1998 that she had made when she was 13 years old. Bergman told The Huffington Post that the discovery surprised her because she doesn’t remember making it.

“I was dying of laughter,” she said. “I also couldn’t believe I had the presence of mind to detail so meticulously.” 

And meticulous it is. The three-box time capsule which contained mixed tapes, movie and concert stubs, and clippings from YM and Teen People, also included detailed lists of Bergman’s crushes, favorite TV shows and more.

On Jan. 9 the self-described former “teeny-bopper” began to share her hella sweet treasures on Instagram.

So what’s in the boxes?

Here’s the 411:

Movie theater stubs for “Titanic.”

“The capsule is rich with obsessive documentation, like each movie ticket, saved with a rating system and details of my
Randi Bergman
“The capsule is rich with obsessive documentation, like each movie ticket, saved with a rating system and details of my experience,” Bergman wrote on Instagram. First up, Titanic, which I saw 4 times, strengthening my ‘cry on command’ skills with each.”

Those plastic lace crafts you’d do at summer camp.

Were they keychains? Earrings? Who knew, but they were fun to make!
Randi Bergman
Were they keychains? Earrings? Who knew, but they were fun to make!

A “match the star with his or her favorite Spice Girl” game from a magazine.

"Probably the most important game you'll ever play,"  Bergman wrote on Instagram.
Randi Bergman
"Probably the most important game you'll ever play,"  Bergman wrote on Instagram.

A detailed list of all of her ’90s crushes.

“A definitive ranking: 1. Late '97 to January '98: Harley Hayman (a teeny bad boy with rosy cheeks and blue eyes). 2. J
Randi Bergman
“A definitive ranking: 1. Late '97 to January '98: Harley Hayman (a teeny bad boy with rosy cheeks and blue eyes). 2. January to March '98: Noah Kauffman (I don't even remember but I did receive a bag of his hair once). 3. March to October '98: Daniel Klasner (another teeny charmer). 4. October to...: Shaaron Zahavy (a bad boy with sex appeal). 5. December '98: Robert Garfinkle (it was short lived, but it was intense!),” Bergman wrote.

A picture of Bergman in a bucket hat.

"What a beautiful day don't you wish you were holding some parrots while wearing a bucket hat?" she wrote on Insta.
Randi Bergman
"What a beautiful day don't you wish you were holding some parrots while wearing a bucket hat?" she wrote on Insta.

A totally 90s mix tape on an actual cassette tape.

“Backstreet Boys are my favourite group right now and I'd say my favourite songs on the tape are ‘The boy is mine
Randi Bergman
“Backstreet Boys are my favourite group right now and I'd say my favourite songs on the tape are ‘The boy is mine’ and ‘Baby one more time,’” 13-year-old Bergman noted in the time capsule.

Some Spice Girls lollipops.

Bergman’s personal “Top 5” lists of the time.

"Time for some v important cultural rankings: My top 5 TV shows circa '98, including Rugrats, which I was def too old for and
Randi Bergman
"Time for some v important cultural rankings: My top 5 TV shows circa '98, including Rugrats, which I was def too old for and the Canadian classic, Breaker High (a show about a travelling high school cruise, co-starring Ryan Gosling as an eternal dweeb),"  Bergman wrote on Instagram.

An extra bag of rubber bands for braces.

"When I got my braces off, I ran my tongue over my teeth and then I cried," she wrote.
Randi Bergman
"When I got my braces off, I ran my tongue over my teeth and then I cried," she wrote.

Notebooks filled with magazine clippings from the late ‘90s.

RIP Teen People.
Randi Bergman
RIP Teen People.

A boy band ring.

Bergman told HuffPost her celeb crushes at the time included Leonardo DiCaprio, the Backstreet Boys, Hanson and Joshua Jackso
Randi Bergman
Bergman told HuffPost her celeb crushes at the time included Leonardo DiCaprio, the Backstreet Boys, Hanson and Joshua Jackson

Some broken shades that are painfully ’90s.

"Sunglasses that broke but I wore all summer," Bergman wrote on Instagram.
Randi Bergman
"Sunglasses that broke but I wore all summer," Bergman wrote on Instagram.

A picture of Bergman showing off her ‘90s style — complete with a Winnie the Pooh backpack.

"Here's a pic of me (in a light blue sweatsuit and Winnie The Pooh backpack) and my BFF Lori staring longingly at Aaron Carte
Randi Bergman
"Here's a pic of me (in a light blue sweatsuit and Winnie The Pooh backpack) and my BFF Lori staring longingly at Aaron Carter during a CD signing at the mall. Lori's currently pregnant with her second child, but I'm still waiting for Aaron's party," she wrote.

And Backstreet Boys concert ticket stubs with one epic backstory.

Bergman's caption on Instagram reads: "On January 3rd, the Backstreet Boys came to Toronto for a concert. I couldn't get in b
Randi Bergman
Bergman's caption on Instagram reads: "On January 3rd, the Backstreet Boys came to Toronto for a concert. I couldn't get in because there were no tickets. Me and dad saw two girls and they gave us these ripped off tickets to try and get in with but we couldn't! I was crying for two straight hours. The night after the Backstreet Boys were at MuchMusic for an "Intimate and Interactive." I went with Marla. We pushed our way to the front and we were really close to them! When they came out, Brian was looking my way and I blew him a kiss! He started laughing and looked at me like "Me, really?" AJ waved to me and held up the peace sign! Nick said "Hello over there" and he was looking at me! It was amazing! - January 12, 1998"

Children of the ‘90s everywhere thank you for this time traveling gift, Randi.

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