Happy 20th Anniversary to 2003! This page is a celebration of 2003, more specifically 2003 as I(Shannon) experienced it and things I loved from and in 2003.

Favorite Music Albums of 2003

What was I doing in 2003

I turned 20 in 2003. I was a seasonal Cast Member at Disneyland in the Character department, and studying theatre arts.

Favorite TV Shows of 2003

My 2003 Windows XP desktop screenshot

My Windows XP desktop in 2003
This screenshot is from my desktop computer on September 17, 2003.

Awesome Movies of 2003

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (story about working at Disneyland)
  • Chicago
  • Holes
  • The Italian Job
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
  • Mona Lisa Smile
  • What a Girl Wants
  • X2
  • Uptown Girls


In 2003, as today, Cats were all over the internet. It was especially fun to take pics of your cats with your webcam. Webcam images are shown at actual size.

Timmy, the senior cat, enjoys browsing the web.
Alice the kitten enjoys napping at the keyboard and watching the fishtank.

Books in 2003

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

It's hard to remember which books I actually read in 2003. My GoodReads only goes back to 2007! The Shopaholic series was definitely something I was reading during this era, and I think I was reading them in 2003. I think Shopaholic Ties The Knot was released in the US in 2003. I was also reading The Princess Diaries books, and Princess in Waiting and Princess in Pink were both released in 2003. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released in 2003, but I didn't read it that year(I had read the first Harry Potter book, but did not read the rest of the series until sometime between the fifth and sixth books).

2003 Graphics

About this page

This tribute to the 20th anniversary of 2003 was made for a code jam at 32-bit cafe.


American Films of 2003