7 Things That Should Have Happened At The Met Gala

7 Things That Should Have Happened At The Met Gala

What was missing from the Met Gala this year.

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From the day Anna Wintour announced the theme "Camp" for the Met Gala. I was ready to be delivered a feast of excess and gaud; every celebrity would let down their guard and embrace the outrageous eccentricity that is CAMP. I wanted to be done with fashion for a year because of how abundant the looks were that were being served. To say the least, I went to sleep on Monday night hungry for more. Now a disclaimer: this is not me saying that every look was god awful and no one delivered a themed look that fed me, I just wish there was more. I thought Lady Gaga's performance proved her to be the camp queen that she is and has been for this decade (there is nothing more camp than a meat dress).

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Her attention to the performance aspect of camp shows how much she truly cares about this event and just showed how fun fashion truly is. I feel that her energy was the perfect start to the Met Gala but also raised my expectations for the rest of the guests arriving. So now that I've explained where my expectations sat, I present you with this:

1. More theatrical performances.

Lady Gaga truly looked like she was having fun with her performance as did Zendaya. Sadly, these were the only examples of theatricality at this entire event. I wanted more shows. Using fashion as a medium for performance is soooooo camp and it just didn't happen nearly as much as I wish it did.

2. More letting loose.

Camp isn't uptight. Still, I felt that people took the clout of the event to their heads and forgot what Camp is all about. CAMP IS FUN! NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE WERE HAVING FUN! Especially the men. Put all the men in dresses :) More Camp, please.

3. More "ugly" dresses.

I know this sounds insane, but honestly kind of wish there were more "ugly" things at this event. I didn't just want to be full from The Met Gala 2019, I wanted to be nauseous. I wanted to be able to say "Well that was a lot. I'm good for the year." I'm not saying ugly in a bad way. I mean "ugly" beautiful. I was just searching for more interesting silhouettes, print clashing, and weird colors. Something interesting and "ugly".

4. Ruffled collars.

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I was surprised to see NONE OF THESE. There's nothing more to even say. This could have happened and it didn't. I'm disappointed. What about a whole dress that was just a ruffled collar on Harry Styles? That would be camp.

5. More men in dresses.

I am so over men wearing suits for these events, especially when they wear boring suits. But, it is unforgivable when they wear boring suits to the 2019 Met Gala when the theme is Camp. Camp is all about bending gender norms and I did not see enough men in dresses at this event. Shoutout to Jared Leto, but to the men who wore boring suits, do better.

6. Fashion inspired by animals.

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When I think camp, I automatically think of Bjork in the swan dress. I wish I saw more dresses inspired by animals. I'm not talking animal prints, but just embodying an animal. More people on all fours, more people growling and clawing at paparazzi. Just kidding, but something animal related would have been cute.

7. Egg.

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I'm sorry, but I imagined in my head an egg dress at this event. A sunny side up style egg dripping in diamonds. Imagine the opulence! Even better a performance where someone entered the event in an egg-shaped cocoon type case and revealed themselves by cracking and revealing this egg look. It would have fed me... and it sadly doesn't exist.

Final Verdict: I was not fed and I'm still hungry.

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10 Scenes From 'The Office' That Make You Believe In True Love Again

Yes, "The Office."

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We all know "The Office" is known for its hilarious scenes, pranks and colorful characters. However, the series also has some of the most romantic scenes between couples.

1. Jim and Pam Stay Together (S9:E21)

When Jim accepts a sports marketing job in Philly, Jim is unable to fully commit to this job in Scranton and his job as a father, causing major strain on Pam to take care of the children as she feels her husband become increasingly more distant. As a result, this causes one of the first major fights and serious complications within their marriage that potentially could have lead to the end of their relationship. After having so many problems within their marriage, Jim and Pam go to marriage counseling and try to fix their problemed relationship. And, in this scene, they realize their love for each other and their love is strong enough to overcome any challenges they were facing.

2. Michael's Proposal to Holly (S7:E19)

Michael Scott's Proposal to Holly is one of the most notable things that Michael has done right in the series. After getting the help of his office workers and brainstorming ideas, Michael comes up with the most elaborate and romantic proposals. And, all of them give Michael the go-ahead by saying that Holly is his perfect match (which I 100% agree with). With the whole room lit with candles and the fire sprinklers going, the scene becomes more romantic even if things didn't go to plan.

3. Jim's Video To Pam (S9:E22/23)

After Pam says the heartbreaking words that she fears "she is not enough " for Jim, everyone feels for Pam's insecurities. In any other situation or marriage that isn't that strong, these insecurities could potentially ruin a strong relationship. However, Jim is able to calm Pam's fears about her not being enough by showing her a video of their love over the years. Jim will and will continue to be in love with Pam, highlighting that she is the most important thing in his life, above all else even his career.

4. Dwight and Jim (S4:E4)

This hands-down is one of my favorite scenes from "The Office." Although it is a fairly sad scene, it is a deep confession by Jim over his love of Pam, followed by a passionate kiss with Pam. The kiss definitely shows an overwhelming love for Pam that Pam will never fully known or understand. Yet, he truly treasures her. And, this scene also shows Dwight's vulnerable side. Although Dwight has been arrogant, prideful, and confident, his love for Angela breaks him down, showing he truly loves her. Both bond over their strong love for the gals they are trying desperately to woo.

5. Dwight and Angela's Wedding (S9:E24/25)

After a whole series of back and forth romance between Angela and Dwight, they finally get together. Their dance is also awfully adorable as Dwight swings Angela to and fro because she cannot walk (due to long, complicated reasons). In addition, it warmed my heart hearing from Michael Scott of his children and his family cellphone plan. After wanting children for the whole entire series, Michael finally got his wish with the love of his life.

6. Dwight Confesses to Angela (S9:E22/23)

Finally, after a series of waiting, Dwight and Angela finally confess that they love each other. Dwight realizes that he wants to be with no other women by Angela. Before he is about to marry another "perfect" milkmaid, he is overwhelmed with hesitation and conflict. And, Jim tells Dwight that there is someone one person that will make you drop everything. And, for Dwight, that one person is Angela. And, it so happens Phillip is Dwight's son too.

7. Halloween Party (S7:E6)

This is one of my favorite Jim and Pam moments because Jim shows time and time again that he really loves Pam. When Jim and Pam encounter a newly hired co-worker who actually happened to have gone on a couple of dates with Pam, the couple is confused by why this newly hired co-worker didn't call back Pam after those couple of dates. They find out that this co-worker thought Pam was dorky and wasn't interested. However, Jim really showed that he is head over heels for Pam because despite embarrassing himself by dressing up as Popeye, Jim wanted to show that he loves his "dorky" wife.

8. Jim and Pam's Wedding (S6:E4/5)

Jim and Pam finally get married. However, their wedding doesn't turn out as amazing as they expected it to be. There are many mishaps and issues that occur at their wedding that they realize that they rather get married by themselves. So, Jim and Pam escape their wedding and have the solitary wedding of their dreams at Niagra Falls.

9. Holly and Michael Get Back Together (S7:E15)

Holly and Michael had an on again off again relationship from the moment they met. However, Michael Scott had also been madly in love with her from the moment they met. And, I find their relationship very endearing because they do seem to be like soulmates. This episode proves that they think very similarly. The series has highlighted multiple times that not only do they have the same sense of humor but they understand each other's references and finish each other's sentences. Although any love with Michael Scott might not be a conventional love scenario, they live a very happy life, and it so happens they both want the same thing: marriage and children.

10. Pam's Parent's Divorce (S5:E15)

When Jim describes to Pam's parents how much he loves Pam, this makes Pam's father realize that he does not love his wife and divorce's Pam's mother. This comes at a major shock to Pam and her family. Pam initially blames Jim until she learns the truth. Even at the peak of his marriage, Pam's father didn't feel anywhere need the same as how much Jim loves Pam, showing that Jim's love for Pam is extremely worthwhile and deep.

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Starbucks Is Cancelling Straws, But I Have A Better Idea

A business plan for Starbucks that would be 100% more effective than getting rid of plastic straws

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I find it fascinating that as our Earth has twelve years left before being majorly threatened by Carbon Dioxide and the biggest stride big corporations think they can make is doing away with plastic straws. One of the main companies that have gone public about making this change is Starbucks. Still, as I walk around campus and see girls with their Starbucks cups full of acai refreshers and iced coffees, I see a green plastic straw and a plastic cup. If we're trying to create a sustainable society, why are we so concerned with plastic straws when single-use plastic cups haunt our lives every single day and even more frequently than straws. If Starbucks were so willing to save the environment they would draw their focus to all plastic products and not just straws. Now many may think, how would we even solve this problem and I have a solution. I'm not saying my idea is the be all end all that will 100% work, but it is a thought.

So my idea is to offer Mason Jars or cups to serve drinks inside Starbucks. For people who are on the go, offer them to buy the reusable travel cups and if they bring it back, they are gifted with an exclusive reward program. It just seems like something along these lines would help make a bigger step in reducing the Starbucks carbon footprint than getting rid of plastic straws (which seems to still be a work in progress). It upsets me so much that a company striving to be sustainable posed such a small stride as a huge accomplishment. I want big corporations to stop using sustainability to gain clout unless they are actually doing something extremely effective that will actually help to make an active change in the saving of our environment.

Hearing about the amount of time we have left until this world is at risk, makes me fearful that more of these companies will play along as friends to the environment when in reality a change in one plastic product will not help the years and years of carbon emissions and trash buildup that is present in our world. I love visiting local coffee shops where you're given a ceramic mug or glass cup, but a Starbucks is so much more accessible than most local places. Until the easy access stores and companies make sustainability easy for a mass of people that aren't aware of this arising problem, we'll never fix the problem. My biggest wish is that these changes can happen soon because there is only one Earth. Let's celebrate and accept sustainability because it is the future.

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