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02/17/2012

NYC: Mardi Gras party to support carriage horses on Feb. 24th!  »

NYCLASS is having a Mardi Gras masquerade ball for the carriage horses!

From Samantha at SuperVegan, because she’s funny and I’m lazy:

Do you ever stare at a long, rectangular fish tank, waiting for your one true love to appear on the other side? That one person for whom you’d die a historically tragic death? And also that the fish were swimming in the ocean? Just me, then? Well, this is what comes to mind when I hear “masquerade.” Basically, it’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes locking eyes for the first time, through the enchanting, refracted light of a fish tank.

I’m pretty sure that’s how things are going to roll at the Mardi Gras masquerade that Verite Catering is organizing for Friday, February 24.

Yeah, sounds good! Plus, there’s going to be vegan king cake! I don’t know what that is but I think I heard Laura say she likes it. That’s good enough for me. Plus, I hear they hide stuff in it? I like that because it reminds me of my favorite Amelia Bedelia book where they tell her to make a “date cake” and she makes a cake with calendar clippings in it. That Amelia Bedelia! There’s also a bunch of vegan-sounding food from Verite Catering including Cajun fried seitan and eggplant jambalaya! 

Masks are strongly encouraged; But while NYCLASS tells you to “find your feathers,” I’m telling you to leave the feathers on the birds! Let’s not celebrate horses by ripping the feathers off a bunch of birds. Also, I think you should make your own mask! Ever heard of paper mache?! It’s recycled and biodegradable! Here is a DIY tutorial for making a paper mache mask and then this Threadbanger video has great decorating instructions—she uses ribbons instead of feathers! Lovely! I happen to love paper mache and there are few times when it’s a legitimate activity sans kids, so take advantage of this opportunity. 

Final suggestion: DON’T SHOW UP IN A HORSE CARRIAGE. 

All in all, sounds like a great event! And it’ll be easy for you guys to remember the party date because it’s the day before my birthday. 

10/22/2010

Threadbanger presents a lesson in homemade toothpaste. Now hang on! Sometimes even the most urban vegans need to save money, or have trouble finding vegan toothpaste that isn’t fennel-flavored, despite our striving to overcome the neo-hippie image forced on us by basically the entire world.

This seems nice and practical, and an easy way to get cruelty-free toothpaste if you’ve forgotten yours while traveling to vegan-unfriendly places. And if anyone talks nasty to you because of your conscientiousness, tell them that 1. odds are their toothpaste was tested on live animals; and 2. so fuck off, jerk.

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