Perfect in my Mind

Perfect in my Mind

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lessons I've learned from Princess Jasmine


I was just a little girl when Aladdin was released.  I remember walking into the theater with my best friend's mom, armed with a kid's snack pack and my purple Princess Jasmine purse.  I also remember falling asleep part way through.  I've never been good at staying awake during movies. 

In high school, I would always ask my date which Disney Princess he liked the best.  (I never had a boyfriend in high school . . . I wonder why?)  If the guy answered "Princess Jasmine," (which was approximately 87% of the time) I knew that he wasn't the one for me.

Boys seem to favor Jasmine.  Maybe because she is a major hottie.  Or maybe it's because she knows it.  However, Jasmine has never been my favorite princess.  Sure, as a little girl I thought she was pretty and I admired that she had a tiger and cute birds . . . but she never really seemed to do anything.  She wasn't smart.  She wasn't funny.  She didn't work for anything she had.  She was just a princess.

I have learned some things from Jasmine over the years, though.  I'm not sure if they're good or bad, but they are important:

  • If you don't marry for love, you will probably end up with a mind controlling psycho path.
Or, in other words, "You would be better off marrying a homeless bum than who your dad tells you to marry."
  • Stealing is wrong, even if you're trying to help someone.  And even if you're pretty.
  •  Don't leave your house.  Not even for a second.  Someone will try to chop off your hand, and your boyfriend will get arrested.
  • If your dad is short and dumpy, it doesn't mean you will be too.
  •  If you don't like a guy, just sick your tiger on him.
 So . . . who is your favorite Disney Princess?

Sorry if it's Jasmine . . .

17 comments:

Deveny said...

hahahahaha, I love this.
It's a toss up between Belle (she became a princess at the end right?) and Ariel. I was OBSSESED with The Little Mermaid when I was little. It was kind of embarassing. But then, I also had Beauty & the Beast panties.....

The Harrison's said...

I love this post! I still love watching all of the old disney princess movies! shhh...don't tell anyone.

My favorite would have to be Belle. She is smart and has a huge heart and believes in the true potential of people. :)

Ryan Adair said...

I loved Ariel, i still pretend like I am a mermaid when I swim. :)

Elisabeth Gee said...

SOOOOO cute!! I love this!! :) :) Anastasia is my fav. :)

The Meiers said...

Haha mine is Jasmine and has been since I was little :)..I just think she is strong and independent and follows her heart rather then do something because it is expected of her. Although she is a tad bit skanky :)

Sara Shoemaker said...

you are still one of the funniest bloggers I've ever cyber-met. Love your posts they always make me laugh! My favorite is Ariel.I even entered to win a Ariel treasure chest filled with Little Mermaid merchandise, and won! (one of the best days of my life) Belle gets a close second though. I think I just liked Ariel because she was a mermaid and I thought that was so enchanting as a kid lol. But as for morals and the best heart, Belle def wins! (I agree with you on never really liking Jasmine, Disney's sluttiest princess)

lucia m said...

love it!!!

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tifsong said...

heh. very good. i think jasmine is hot. but i love Belle, and I also love you.

Becca and Derek said...

HAHAHAH this is hilarious!!! I love the still shots too-- the one of the Sultan is my favorite! HAHA

karajean said...

I love Belle {she reads!} but I love jasmine too. I always like how sassy she is.

Ashley Eliza said...

oh man this post is classic i was dying laughing! but ummm.. hate to admit that hse was my fave.. oops ;)

xoso

Arielle said...

I had a poll on my blog last week which asked which is your fave princess and I was blown away by how much people loved Belle. I feel to Belle how you feel about Jasmine. I love Ariel and Jasmine though. haha

-Arielle
www.humblepievintage.com

Annette said...

Why do all the princesses have short dumpy looking dads? What's the deal? If only they had a short dumpy looking princess, she would be my favorite for sure!! I love Belle because she loves to read and didn't go for the jock.

hopelds said...

Without a doubt, Belle.

P! said...

OH, how I have missed you and your posts!!! I am finally done traveling, packing, moving, and unpacking and back to blogging- yours was one of the first I went to. Oh my gosh, how hard I laughed at this!!! I think I need to frame it to cheer me up on bad days. "Maybe because she is a major hottie. Or maybe it's because she knows it." LOL! We are surely kindred spirits.

Sara @ Untold Stories of a 20 Something said...

I love Cinderella! My first prom dress was a modern version of Cinderella's gown. No lie. AND her dad was tall and handsome. I'll never understand how he got mixed up with that mean step mom!!

Anonymous said...

screw you,

she's HOT!!!

you're just jealous you're UGLY.