Britty - My Vegan Life

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Frank T. Hopkins and Hidalgo

Last night Candi and I watched a movie we've wanted to see for a long time...Hidalgo!
The movie is based on the true story of the life of Frank Hopkins and Hidalgo. In the movie, Fank and his tamed mustang travel around doing long distance racing.

1"Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire--a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert--was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American, Frank T. Hopkins, and his horse to enter the race for the first time. During the course of his career, Hopkins was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the U.S. cavalry--and had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik puts his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders--some of whom are determined to prevent a foreigner from finishing the race. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse attempt the impossible."

Frank won over 400 long-distance races, including the 3,000 mile ride across the Arabian Desert in 1890 on his mustang stallion, Hidalgo. :O Frank raced all the way into his sixties then died at age 86. Can you believe this person was real?


2"Some people think that mustang and wild horse mean the same thing. They do live in the wild but are not really wild, they are untamed horses that could have escaped or have even been released into the wild.

Ancestors of the mustang who were already tamed where brought over by Spainish explorers, like Christopher Columbus, and Francisco Pizarro. Some horses escaped from their owners and went to live in the wild and that is how they got the name mustang other known as mesteno, meaning untamed.

the mustang depends mostly on grass and water. Mustangs can be found in ten different western states; you can find the most mustangs in the Great Basin in Nevada. Mustangs are smaller than the regular horse; they only weigh about 1,000pounds, which is 450kilograms, or they can weigh less. The regular horse can weigh about1,200pounds which is 545kilograms, or weigh more. The mustang is smaller becasue they have trouble finding enough food in hot areas."

Source 1:Here!
Sorce 2: Here!

Monday, July 09, 2007

What do you eat?

I'm good with keeping up with my blog... O_O

Most people I know think that I just eat carrot sticks and apples all day long. I constantly get the question, "What DO you eat?!" Well, this is what our breakfast/lunch was:

A tofurkey sandwich with kale on 7 grain bread
Pasta salad

It's all totally normal, just instead of mayonaise we use veganaise in the pasta salad and on the tofurkey. (Plus, why use turkey when we have tofurkey? :P)

These people have seen to many advertisements for milk because all of them seem to think I'm going to be weak if I don't drink 2 glasses of milk a day. -_-
"Calcium, needed for strong bones, is found in dark green leafy vegetables, tofu made with calcium sulfate, calcium-fortified soy milk and orange juice, and many other foods commonly eaten by vegans."
Dark green leafy veggies? Kale. Soymilk? Yep. :P

One annoying thing is that if you sneeze once, people think you're sick because of your diet. O_O I've only been sick twice in two years and these people have had the Flu, stomach bugs, and are taking about five pills a day. When a meat -eater is sick, it's totally normal. Weird huh?

There is some sad news that came to us a few days Aunt's hedgehog, Razzle had passed away. I was shocked and very sad. He'd been having some problems recently but I was still surprised. I know he'll be missed a ton.

Quote from Here
Images from Here