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.
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.
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.