Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Let's Make Snowcone-men

Why haven't I thought of this before? This idea was right in front of my face, yet I didn't make the connection:

  • The endless hours I spent in the snow as a child...
  • My mother telling me to "go outside and play..."
  • Countless snowmen...snowwomen...snowdogs...we built them all...
  • An insane love of snowcomes.
A drenching of fruity flavored goodness, bendy straw arms and I could have easily have had enough reason to stay outside for hours: the Snowcone-man.

Having established my shortcomings, I have to say that I'm surprised no one else thought of it first. Snowcones are far superior to snow ice cream. Snowcone-men would look darling with little paper cone hats and the fact that my Hubzam roll his eyes at my creation just makes it all the more desirable.

One of the things I missed most when I relocated south was snowcone stands. Even northeast Ohio, which had plenty of snow just whirling around for several months of the year, had snowcone stands (well, maybe not in winter, to be honest). What does Tennessee have against snowcones?

A few years back, a lady opened a great snowcone stand and I thought the tide had turned. She had this banana flavoring that was killer - it tasted like the banana popsicles we used to get as a child (current banana popsicle wannabes do not measure up to the historic standard of yum). She told me that all her flavorings came from New Orleans. I'm not sure if this is a factor, but it was right before Katrina hit the gulf and then she disappeared. I'll bet that nasty Katrina blew the flavorings store to kingdom come...that's my theory, anyhow.

What does a girl have to do to have a readily available supply of snowcones? Must I open a snowcone stand for this dream to become a reality?

In the meantime - most of you will have a few days off over the holiday, right?  You cold weather folks need to get to work on your own snowcone-men prototype. Any flavor would be fine.

Email me your address so I can check your work. (By the way, cherry and banana are my favorites.)


  1. I wonder what flavor the Willy Dunne Wooters Snowcone Man is. I can't figure it out. I love your drawings. I'm so glad I'm still on the naughty list. Please don't ever move me to nice.


    1. WDW is ALL flavors with a hint of mint.

      You're on the naughty list because this is a piece of fiction. :-)

  2. I posted a photo in one of my posts of an ice cream snowman. It's easy to find because it's in my top ten list - it's called The Rodeo. It was the most adorable food item I'd ever seen.

    1. That is hilarious! Do you know I Googled "snowcone-men," just in case? The only thing I could find was the toy snow cone machine that looked like a snowman. If only I had looked more closely at your top ten list. Hmmmm...I need to pay closer attention...

  3. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    Just curious, do you and Janie have hop hangovers today? I was very happy to see the tremendous turnout on your blog and hers. Congratulations!

    If you don't mind I would like to tweak the names of your snow-cone men a little. Chuck Cherry is AOK because it reminds us of Chuck Berry. May I suggest that you change the second snow-cone man's name to Gilbert Grape, recalling the movie that starred Johnny Depp and Leo DiCaprio? I also urge you to add a yellow snow-cone man named Jack Lemon. Of course, you always need to be careful when eating yellow snow, particularly after letting Coco out to tinkle.

    Happy Tuesday, dear friend Cherdo!

    1. This morning, I am hop-healthy but I think I have Nativity hangover. Last night was the first evening of our live Nativity and after standing outside for two hours in the chill, I think I am getting a head cold (it was totally worth it!!).

      As I was drawing the picture, I started out with Gilbert Grape!! I loved that movie. But I didn't think of Jack Lemon! Which surprises me, because I love him, too. Perhaps you need to be on the Flipside artistic development staff. It pays twice as much as I pay you now.

      Heads up! Flipside will have a week of small posts or flashbacks as I wrap up local family celebrations and then hit the road till Monday.

      I hope you have a wonderful holiday and Merry Christmas!

  4. I fully support your snowcone stand idea. What better way to bring joy to the Tennessee masses?

    1. I know, right? What is better than a snowcone? They are totally in the dark ages, pre-snowcone hysteria. They don't know what they are missing.

  5. Is it too much to hope that Ned is a beer-flavored snowconeman?

    I just revisited that older comment and I can see how it planted this seed of an idea in your mind.

    But I still want a snowman, or even a snowconeman, dressed like Batman. Go ahead and call him Batman Blueberry if you must.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  6. Replies
    1. Olaf was someone else's idea! I can't steal him (well, I might put him in a parody...fair game!).

  7. I love the last one simply named Ned. There is Igor-he could taste like Black licorice...OK I am not into that taste at all. How about Tutti Frutti Liberace?


Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo