The VMAs are almost here! *Confetti and balloons fall from the sky* But, "almost" doesn't mean "right this very second," so you're probably experiencing some pre-VMA anxiety. Don't worry! You're definitely not alone.
Tinkerbelle the dog is in the same boat with you. According to her website, Tinkerbelle is a "Fashionista. Model. Actor. YouTube Pup" and was one of the dogs featured in Ralph Lauren's "The Dog Walk" model runway that partnered with ASPCA in 2013. Tinkerbelle is here to
be extremely adorable help you get through your "The VMAs aren't on yet, and I'm trying to not lose my chill" struggles.
Stage One: Enthusiasm
You wake up and remember today is VMA Sunday, so you make like the Joker and put a smile on that face.
Stage Two: Realization
Today may be VMA Sunday, but it's only early afternoon — the show doesn't officially start until 9 p.m./8 p.m. CST.
Stage Three: Pretend
OK, now you have to wait a bunch of hours for the show to begin, but you don't want people to see your pain. So, you play it off as if everything's fine and dandy.
Stage Four: Distraction, Part One
If you're lucky enough to have the day off, you need things to take your mind off the fact that the VMAs are STILL NOT ON TV RIGHT NOW. Food is a natural way to go.
Stage Five: Distraction, Part Two
You gotta eat to keep your strength up. The VMAs will be both an exciting and mentally exhausting event. Prepare yo'self.
Stage Six: Distraction, Part Three
After eating all that food, you're probably going to be thirsty.
Stage Seven: Glamour
You've gotta look your best for the VMAs, even if you're just watching them at home on your couch. A pair of cute shoes is a must.
Stage Eight: Narcissism
Your outfit is ON POINT, so yeah, you're gonna take a crap ton of pictures. Everyone can just deal with it, because you look flawless.
Stage Nine: Nacissim, With Friends
Your BFF is gonna look super fly (as kids in the '90s said) as well, so commence more picture taking!
Stage Ten: Relaxation
It's the calm before the storm, my friends. The calm before the storm.
Stage Eleven: PARTYYYYYYYYYY
It's finally time for the VMAs. You made it. You successfully got through the day and the pre-VMA struggle. Time to sit back and enjoy the wild, crazy, insanely awesome show!