Saturday, June 7, 2008

You can't get enough of either

Or so it goes in the World of Fantasy at Disney. Does anyone remember when little girls had just three princesses to worship? Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Miss Piggy Snow White. Then of course with all things not being equal, Disney added several more like Pocahontas, a Native American, Belle who fell in love with a beast, Ariel, a mermaid, Jasmine, Aladdin's girlfriend, Mulan, who is Chinese...and who knows who else lives in the Magic Kingdom.

I do know that for over a year now, Disney has been making and re-making a movie called The Princess and The Frog. The main character is an African American Princess named Tiana. Originally her name was supposed to be Maddy, but that created a whole lot of bruhaha about stereotyping....whatever. Anyhow, Tiana, was supposed to be a chamber maid, but for previously stated reasons was re-characterized as a heroine. Tiana lives in Bayou Country where everyone has a French type name, like the villain, Dr. Duvalier, who is full of voodoo, fortune telling and magic spells all over the place.

Tiana is beautiful and a heroine in the greatest tradition of Disney.
The problem is, Disney had a descender of sorts. Remember little Alice in Wonderland? Well, she's been around from day one, and has yet been brought into the Princess Inner Circle. So after several visits to the ACLU Human Resources Department, she finally got her ranking as "Princess", and added to the annual group portrait.
I think that was a smart move, and I thought the Princess Circle was pretty much complete with the upcoming inclusion of Tiana. Not so fast! Minnie and one of her cohorts decided what's good for the goose is, well, see for yourself.
And if that wasn't bad enough, Disney is adding two more Princesses into the fold. Rapunzel, the princess and the movie, 2010. Then Princess Merida in the movie, The Bear and the Bow, 2011. So moms? Get ready for the demands for dresses, wigs, shoes, DVDs or Blu-Rays.

Oh and for all of you who were worried sick....just a few possible fractures that the doctor wasn't sure about so he called in the radiologist who took a look at the xrays and said "Beats me", then left. So we are going to give it a few days for the swelling to go away, they they might be able to tell if the two shadows are indeed breaks. Thank you for being concerned. I just wish it wasn't my right hand, because that's the thumb I usually suck.
The gauze is between my two taped fingers to keep them from getting irritated from sweat! Isn't that explanation extremely scientific?


Anonymous said...

Poor Grandma mom wants your address to send you a get well soon card. She's like that. If you don't want to share it that's cool, if you do, you can email it to me. She likes you!

heartshapedhedges said...

Cortney, she jammed her pinky finger. Im still trying to understand how that kept her from the movies. The explanation that I got, was that she wouldnt be able to eat the popcorn (???? what's wrong with the other hand??)

Anyhoo.....the politically correct stuff is over the top thsse days, IMO, and I cant keep track of all of them princesses.

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Ohhhhh, hope you can eat popcorn soon...and get to the movies so I know which DVD's to rent when they come out :)

Anonymous said...

Did I miss something? i didn't see a post about the hand. Is it to embarassing to tell us? Take care and I hope your hand (or whatever you hurt) feels better soon.
Carol M.

Anonymous said...

Grandma J,

I hope you hand is good as new very soon! That contraption you are wearing does not look comfortable at all!

Postcard Cindy

Anonymous said...

Grandma J, I hope your injury heals soon -- that's no fun at all. Maybe try switching to milk duds, because you don't have to hold as much in one hand, and you really just need one good finger and thumb combo.

And let me just say, your TX grandchildren are lovely, just like the CA ones!

Karen B.

Pumpkin Delight said...

Great princess story...
This is like the 5th time this month I have heard that someone got the "beats me" response to a medical issue. Sure glad that we pay so much for medical care. Take care of yourself.

Karen said...

Sorry about your injury. I say MILK IT! I love the new Princesses in the picture. Thanks for the update.