Thursday, September 9, 2010

as mentioned before, this is the last week tropical sno will be open.


ha. not for us. personally, i'm sick of having two jobs.

saturday is the last official day. and in celebration, everything, and i mean everything, will be 50 cents all day. we just need to get rid of everything.
so. spread the word. evan and i will be there approximately 11-4.
we really like visitors.
see you there.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

new happenings.

tropical sno is closing.


i made a new blog.
feel free to follow.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

"I don't make films but if I did they'd have a Samurai"

anybody else love the song One Week?
well. it's a lot better when you can sing along and know all the words.
here is your chance.
feel free.

It's been one week since you looked at me
Cocked your head to the side and said "I'm angry"
Five days since you laughed at me saying
"Get that together come back and see me"
Three days since the living room
I realized it's all my fault, but couldn't tell you
Yesterday you'd forgiven me
but it'll still be two days till I say I'm sorry

Hold it now and watch the hoodwink
As I make you stop, think
You'll think you're looking at Aquaman
I summon fish to the dish, although I like the Chalet Swiss
I like the sushi
'cause it's never touched a frying pan
Hot like wasabe when I bust rhymes
Big like LeAnn Rimes
Because I'm all about value
Bert Kaempfert's got the mad hits
You try to match wits, you try to hold me but I bust through
Gonna make a break and take a fake
I'd like a stinkin achin shake
I like vanilla, it's the finest of the flavours
Gotta see the show, cause then you'll know
The vertigo is gonna grow
Cause it's so dangerous,
you'll have to sign a waiver

How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad
Trying hard not to smile though I feel bad
I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral
Can't understand what I mean?
Well, you soon will
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve
I have a history of taking off my shirt

It's been one week since you looked at me
Threw your arms in the air
and said "You're crazy"
Five days since you tackled me
I've still got the rug burns on both my knees
It's been three days since the afternoon
You realized it's not my fault
not a moment too soon
Yesterday you'd forgiven me
And now I sit back and wait til you say you're sorry

Chickity China the Chinese chicken
You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'
Watchin' X-Files with no lights on
We're dans la maison
I hope the Smoking Man's in this one
Like Harrison Ford I'm getting frantic
Like Sting I'm tantric
Like Snickers, guaranteed to satisfy

Like Kurasawa I make mad films
Okay, I don't make films
But if I did they'd have a Samurai
Gonna get a set a' better clubs
Gonna find the kind with tiny nubs
Just so my irons aren't always flying off the back-swing
Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon
'Cause the cartoon has got the boom anime babes
That make me think the wrong thing

How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad
Tryin' hard not to smile though I feel bad
I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral
Can't understand what I mean?
Well, you soon will
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve
I have a history of losing my shirt

It's been one week since you looked at me
Dropped your arms to your sides
and said "I'm sorry"
Five days since I laughed at you and said
"You just did just what I thought you were gonna do"
Three days since the living room
We realized we're both to blame,
but what could we do?
Yesterday you just smiled at me
Cause it'll still be two days till we say we're sorry

It'll still be two days till we say we're sorry
It'll still be two days till we say we're sorry
Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Timp will surely be the death of me...

I knew it was a bad idea when I saw the lightning storms rolling in. We had been hiking for two hours now and were about a fourth of the way to the top of Mount Timpanogos. The rest of our group had gone ahead at a faster pace, leaving us to fend for ourselves. We still had plenty of time to make it to the top before sunrise but with the storm coming towards us, the top didn’t sound too pleasant. “We will be fine! It won’t even make it to us,” said Lexi right when a raindrop hit my head. “Right,” I replied with sarcasm in my tone of voice.

That’s when Kenton felt his phone vibrate in his pocket. Our cell phones hadn’t had service for the past few miles and we knew we wouldn’t get it back until we reached the top, so him receiving a text came by chance. It was from Christian, who originally was planning on joining us on the hike but had to stay at home sick. It read, “You guys need to get out of there as soon as possible! I just checked the weather and there is going to be a lightning storm hitting in about an hour.”

All of our faces went white with terror. We knew that we needed to be out of the meadows before the lightning started or we would surely be struck. What about the rest of our group who went ahead? The only thing we could do was try to catch up to them and deliver the news. We ran but could only go so far. It was hopeless. They were too far ahead of us now. There we stood pondering on what to do. “Maybe we should just keep going and it will clear up,” stated Matt. The clouds above looked like hornets nests ready to burst with chaos. “No, we need to go.” I said. Matt wanted to make another attempt at trying to catch up with them and insisted on making one last sprint up the mountain by himself. Not a minute later we heard him scream for help. We all ran to help him and saw him backing away from two large yellow eyes staring him down, planning it’s midnight snack. Matt had encountered a cougar. Once we arrived the large cat turn around and walked away. It was an omen, telling us to turn around and go back. That is just what did and two hours later we had made it safely back to the car, leaving the others trapped on the mountain with lightning, a cougar, and no way to contact anyone.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

7:25. i'll be there.

probably in a bad mood.
here's to the seniors.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

What if I throw up on the piano?

that is what I said to megan as I was about to go up to play piano in sacrament meeting.
lets just say that I don't like performing in front of crowds.
Thankfully Heavenly Father was on my side.
and it sounded great.


Friday, August 20, 2010

The Goodbye Letters.

College will be taking away a lot of my friends tomorrow.
These are their goodbye letters.

to Brock Duclos and Kenton Crandall,

First, to brock. My across the street neighbor. I don't know much to say to you other than
that you are a cool kid. There is nothing else to it. I won't forget all the campouts we went on.
or the lack of. You are a genius. keep it up.
Second, Kenton. Oh kenton. My zions trip buddy. You too are a simply a cool kid and I will miss
our chats about Van dijk. Please keep calling him while he is lecturing. It gives the class spice.
I am sure that I will still be seeing you two around sometimes. Mostly because you both live on
my street. Feel free to pay me a visit. See ya later boys.

To Palmer Clegg,

Palmer palmer palmer. I can still kick your trash in a Rainbow Road race. Don't you forget that. We met in spanish. It was good times. You too suffered through Calculus with me but we still made it fun. Be good in college. Don't break any long boards. Adios. Palmer Clegg.

to Haydn Owens,

Haydn! You will be missed. Your Office quotes. Your Car crayons. Your everything, mostly. I don't know what else to say to you other than goodbye. Merrh. Have fun in logan? without me. bye Haydn Owens.

to Megan Baldridge, Baldhead,

I still can't believe you left without saying goodbye. but I will be visiting you soon enough.
Good thing you are in St.George and I visit often. I can't wait to be able to come to your college
parties. Oh megan. We did it. We survived Calculus. Hallelujah. I'm not going to lie. I enjoyed
you being in my studies skills class. It made it interesting. also you were the best TA. I will
miss you. Don't fear. Goodbye, Megan Baldridge.

To Tessa Sheffield,

I have a feeling that you are going to be the one who makes all your roommates food. Basically because you are a fantastic cook. I wouldn't know two things if I didn't know you.
One: that crepes can still be delicious filled with tomatoes and cheese, not just fruit. and two: Bang! I will miss coming over to your house to watch a movie in the backyard or just play bang! all night. word of advice? try not to correct your professors. even though you probably know more than them. so for the last time, Bang! goodbye, Tessa.

To Summer Jones,

Don't forget me when you own the Suns. I can't wait to see how successful you will be in five years. I submit that you will be one of the best accountants in the state of (insert the state you will be living in in five years here). I will miss singing Hope of America, running away from Satan, and playing Bang! with you. You are the one who got me addicted to good frozen yogurt. and I thank you for that. Don't make fun of your roommates noses. and don't forget to have fun
in college. Goodbye Summer Jones.

to Lauren Bellon,

Oh the times we have had. Good and bad. How many dances did we go to? Sweater Swing. Homecoming. That was it, right? I think you tried to kill me at both of those. Throwing me on the floor and making me do a wheel barrow. Bad idea... Last summer was probably the best of times though, wouldn't you say? Ireland. Otter Pops. Toilet Papering. what?? Well I am going to sure miss those times and I am sad that we missed a few other opportunities to become
better friends. You too will have no problem in college. My only advice is to not have too much fun without me. Maybe you will even learn how to roll your r's. Bye Lauren Bellon.

to Lexi, Alexis, Morticai,

Cousin. Thats how close we are. I can't believe you won't be there for sunday dinners anymore. Or go to midnight showings of stupid movies. Or even carve soap together. Our time spent has truly been good times. I will be watching the Goofy Movie and re-runs of Boy Meets World in your memory. I still need to buy you a I Heart Feeny shirt. and make you a celery poster. They will come in due time. Anyways, you will be great in college. Im not worried a bit about you. So long, Morticai, Alexis, Lexi

I will miss every single one of you who is going off to college.
and for all of you who didn't get a letter. Don't take it personally.
and don't forget the times we have had.


Thursday, August 19, 2010


senior year starts in less than a week.
college starts in less than a year.
and this one is looking like a pretty good choice.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Warrior Paint

$5.46 can buy alot of happiness. 52 sticks of happiness to be exact. this chalk went straight to use.

but that soon turned into this...

you know its been a good day when the water going down your shower is colorful, not clear.

Friday, August 13, 2010

at least 10 hours of wizarding goodness

so i have this friend named dakota. we're good friends, nothing more. don't get any ideas.
we both really like harry potter. a lot. probably he's not obsessed like evan and i. but close.
we decided that we were going to watch all the glorious hp movies in order in one day before school started.
i'll be honest. i didn't think it would happen. but lo and behold. today is the day.

ahh. super stoked. out of my mind.

-diana weasley. what?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

man vs. fly

the excessive amount of sugar in the shack entices lots of bugs.
lady bugs.
small bugs.
flying bugs.
I hate flies. Everyday brings a new battle between man and fly. They hide behind bottles. Under the counter. Where ever I can't reach them with a wet rag.

fly usually wins.



have you ever worked in the food industry? and wanted to deny someone food because of their weight? Diana and I were discussing this fact on monday. A day later a suburban pulled up to our side window. The people inside were so large that getting out of the car and walking to the other window would have been a chore. I felt terrible for this couple. The man was driving and the wife was in the passengers seat hooked up to an oxygen tank. They wanted to see how big the larges were so I showed them. To my dismay, that was the size they wanted. I made a rootbeer and tigers blood shave ice then reluctantly handed them to the customers. No one that size needed to be consuming that much sugar in one sitting. Actually no one should ever consume that much sugar in one sitting.
bless their hearts.


Monday, August 9, 2010


is best game ever invented. I played it all weekend.
look it up.
it's Italian.


Zoooooooeeyyy Momma!

Will go down in the books. As a real good day.Reasons why?

1. Visited "The Tower"We really like that place.

2. Searched through Harry Potter for our bucket list

3. Ate popsicles

4. Trespassed at a pond

5. Saved a scooter from drowning

6. Went to Diary of a Wimpy Kid for free

7. Waited in line for said movie for no reason

8. Searched mercilessly for a frozen yogurt joint that was open past 10 o'clock

9. Found one

10. Went to Provo for it. Yozone was worth the drive

11. Payed completely in change using Diana's tip money

12. Attempted playing Wicked on the Piano. Evan attempted. Diana played

13. Made up code names for crushes and such.

14. Leon protected Evan's moms bike from being stolen.

15. As always puddles came along for the ride

Thursdee was a good day.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August 25.

possibly the 24? i don't really remember.
either way we only have three weeks of summer.
let's hope they are as good as the last few ones have been.
Maybe i will do some of the following.
  • go to tucanos.
  • maybe on a date.
  • hike timpanogos?
  • learn a new song on the piano.
  • finish my book.
  • play more board games.
  • send friends off to college.
  • chalk.
it's not much. but it's all that i want to happen.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

marshmallow mates

Boredom may lead to this.
the painting of 16 Jet Puffed marshmallows.

Harry Potter Marshmallow. Of course.

Evan & Diana

Monday, July 26, 2010

prize winning baby blog

The birth of our blog was not that long ago and guess what we won?
this puppy.


1: Send a warm, cyber hug to whoever awarded you with a nice shout out.
2: Flatter yourself and tell the entire world that you have been awarded, followed by seven unique things about you.
3: Pass along this heart-warmer of an award to your favorite blogs.

We were pretty stoked about this award. thanks mallory strauss.

Us unique? not really. but here we go.
1. we are harry potter obsessed. we practically have it memorized.
2. drive to school in a truck named Leon and jam out to hard core rap.
3. someday we will open a cake shop. once we get a bit more practice and training. culinary school?
4. we are currently in the process of a writing two self-help books. We will let you know when they hit the book shelves.
5. Sister Erica Brown is our hero.
6. we are willing to drive the extra miles for a better cup of frozen yogurt. If that means St.George, so be it.
7. last but not least, we are...

The Chalk Bandits

check out our work
others have also been hit with some chalk.
if you have been chalked and are mentioned above, consider yourself one of our favorites.
the award goes to you.

Evan & Diana

ps. We are also not the only people who have participated in these acts. Others have been involved.


We made some new friends over the past few weeks.
Give it up for

Megan Abel
Kelsey Waters

Megan was first. She came to my fire one night and we became friends. maybe more? We are in a love triangle. She also visited us at work and needs to be recognized as a Noteworthy Visitor. Then we went to youth conference and the days she was there, we hung out. latched. you know, the usual.

Kelsey came to be our friend at all of youth conference. She was in my company and we hit it off. Our same interests include: chalking, harry potter, and checking each other for tacos. Diana would ditch her group just to hang out with us.

hopefully these friendships will last.


I have been gone. away. on vacation.
to california!

Day One.
Huntington beach.
Day two.

Shopping at the Irvine Spectrum

Night two.

Downtown Disney.
We went to the lego shop of course. I was happy to see that they had made a larger than life version of woody...

even though i'm not smiling in this picture.

We also went to some disney stores.

and dress up like the Mad Hatter.

Day three.
the beach again.
This is at Crystal Cove. It's a pretty sweet beach near Newport.

There are alot of old beach houses.
One day I will live in one.

Ps. I'm going to paint my wall like the yellow-green wall to the left.
I like it alot.

Day four.
Universal Studios
We don't have any pictures from there but after the park we went to a shopping center outside.

All in all it was a great trip.
See you in seven months California.


Monday, July 12, 2010

how drunk is you?

yesterday evan and i attended a different ward than usual.
we went to hear our dear friend speak in her singles ward.
this ward also happens to be miss amanda mccollums ward. no big deal.
our friend's talk was good. very good in fact. i was impressed.
but the young man after her. not so much.
he was entertaining to say the least. really made you stay awake.
he compared the lord to a magic eight ball.
can't say i've heard that one before.
definitely one of the top ten most bizarre things i've heard over the pulpit.

apparently since i'm gradeeated, i gotta get married real fast. or at least evan seems to think so.
he nudged me hard every time a man even looked in our general direction.

oh, remember that returned missionary that i crushed on in junior high?
and accidentally stalk?
yeah he goes to that ward. of course. that was weird.
we kept looking at each other at the same time.
make eye contact. quickly look away.
you know how it goes.

i rather enjoy going to different wards. it spices things up.
we like this ward. and will probably find ourselves there again soon.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Noteworthy Visitors

Work can be lame sometimes.

but other times people come to give you some company.

so here is a shout out to all of you who visit the shack not only to buy a shave ice but to make our job interesting.

Megan Baldridge
Mardi Thomas
KC Miller
Mallory Strauss
Lindsey Davis
Jennifer Lockhart
Lucky Star (Sarah Cooper)
Darcie Hill
Mark and Maggie McDonald
Ashley Anderson
McKenzie Lowry
Jo Donaldson
Clari Gann
Cailey Haynie
Brock Duclos
Tiffany Ing
DJ Simpson
Kyleigh Holt
Ashlee Schroeppel
Bekah Webster
Missy Caldwell
Lauren Bellon
Lexi Owens
Summer Jones
Tessa Sheffield
Cassie Farley
Sharon Ovalle
Kassie Hymas
the old man in the wheel chair who is always there to buy his pina colada shave ice

Thanks for supporting us chaps

Also. If you didn't make the list, this is a problem. Come down and visit us in the PG Macey's parking lot. We will have a killer time.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chinese Proverb

She came up and asked for small.
She wanted three flavors. Bubble gum, blue berry, and pina colada.
and she wanted her shave ice. quick.
I knew she was going to be hard to please.

She was a old chinese lady.

As I was making it she began to tell me how.

"Don't pile on like a mountain!"
I was only filling the cup up with the perfect amount of sno.

"Press harder"
There is a certain technique that is needed for a good tropical sno. and smashing the sno down isn't apart of that technique.

"Not to much! Not to much! That too sweet!"
I have made over a hundred shave ices by now and know how much to pour into one shave ice.

I'm so glad that she knows how to make a tropical sno though. because I don't?


"So here's my problem..."

You know that you are in for a treat when two women walk up to the shack strutting their high fashion merchandise and one says, "So here's my problem..."
She began to explain how she found a free shave ice coupon in the bottom of her cart but had placed her water bottles on top so she couldn't get to it anymore. I told that I believed her and made her a free small shave ice.
Her friend walked up next. and our conversation went as follows.

"Do you have bahamarama?"
"Is that on our list of concoctions? Then no."
"What the he**!"
"Do you know what is in Bahamarama? I can probably make something like it for you." I asked.
"Well there is pina colada and something red... you know what. I just want a tigers blood."

After I had finally made both of them happy they walked away.
Thanks for coming ladies. but next time you swear at me, please, leave a tip.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

delta x prime

urgent news.
as many of you know, ap scores are here!
i suffered through calculus all year.
but guess what. it paid off!
i got a


on the ap calculus test!
mr. palmer was right. i can pass the ap calculus test.


"There's nothing cooler than telling your friends that the stain on your shirt is tigers blood."

The heat in the shack was abnormally high. After my fourth shaved ice a customer finally showed.

"Can I have a large Tigers Blood?"
"Sure thing."

I took his four dollars and waited for his shaved ice to be finished. The last drop of syrup was added and Hailey handed him his delicious tropical sno. He went to grab it when hailey's hand slipped. Time slowed down as I saw the fluffy sno fall down the shirt of our only customer.

"O my gosh! I'm so sorry!" hailey exclaimed.

I panicked and grabbed about twenty napkins. I sorta just threw them at him because I didn't know what else to do. He started to wipe off himself but the stain was already set into place.
We haven't seen him since.

Friday, July 2, 2010

i'm alive. i swear.

as you guys may have noticed, we haven't posted in a long time.
i have stayed busy.
with these things
  • work.
  • being disappointed by Avatar.
  • chalking.
  • my little brothers birthday! happy birthday ian!
  • the pg pool.
  • waiting for celeste to get 12 inch straws.
  • watching celeste get in trouble for not getting a 12 inch straw.
  • making new friends. shout out to brandon dennison.
  • chatting in backyards.
  • planning boating trips.
  • watching the princess bride.
  • reading harry potter 7. again.
  • and again.
  • watching the new harry potter trailer. again.
  • and again.
summer is great.


ps. yogurt bliss is classy. reeaaaall classy.
and the stories from work are piling up. so i need to find time to post them.
also. brazil. l o s t.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Guess who got a ticket to the midnight showing of The Last Airbender?
This guy.

I'm pretty excited. If you can't tell.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I have been at scout camp all week.
and I am happy to announce my arrival back home!
It was great. and I have many stories to tell.
be patient.
the time will come to tell them.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

summer. i am content with you.

evan goes to scout camp.
my family and his go to seven peaks.
mckenna and i get crushed repeatedly by tubes in the lazy river.
we have fun with our new friend john the lifeguard.
he has an abnormally deep voice.
and says our brains will bake if we go underwater in the hot tub.
his name isn't really john. i am convinced.
boys wink at me. four times.
colleen and i almost tip inside the cave in.
we lay out. and burn.
colleen takes me home. and we talk about weddings.
she can probably plan mine.
that was a good day.
evan. feel free to come home now. please.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


it's official. we are employed.
we start today.
be there.
we'd love to chat and hook you up.
it's buy one get one free all day.
you must try this divine icy treat.
it is one of a kind.
and it will be love at first bite.
no lie.
tell your friends.
all six of you that read this.
that is all thank you.

Friday, June 18, 2010

are you getting fresh with me?

i like when it's jo's birthday. so evan and i have a good reason to bake a cake.
i like going to macey's and only buying a small box of blue jello, one tootsie roll, and a pack of gum.
i like when we throw a weird smelling blanket on jo's head the second she walks in the door.
i like finding fun disneyland rides on a corner. and riding them.
i like when we go bowling and i get 5 gutter balls in a row.
i like when i can only get a strike when no one is around to see.
i like when all the girls have to use bumpers. but evan and brendan are real men.
i like singing love drunk at the top of my lungs with evan and cailey. when there's no music.
i like walking into jdubs and seeing a certain handsome returned missionary that i crushed on in junior high. and probably he thinks i stalk him.
i like fries and hot fudge peanut butter shakes.
i like when brendan is trying to move his feet away from cailey's foot advances, but he ends up playing footsie with me instead.
i like cailey. she's all about getting fresh.
i like when evan and cailey almost kiss awkardly in leon. while i'm driving. it's uncomfortable.
i like when we go to the tower. and we have to go down the slide in a train in case there's a hobo at the bottom.
i like singing miley cyrus and when cailey gets fresh with the pole.
i like wednesdays.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Evan. Brendan. Clari. and Jo.
play avatar.

July 1st can't come fast enough

sugar high.

today me and diana went into work to train.
and trained we did.
what happened was we learned how to shave ice. right off the block. there were about 7 employees practicing so together we made approximately 35 shaved ice. most went to waste but all of the ones i made were eaten. i think i had 4. i don't really remember. but let me tell you they were delicious.

i can't wait to start work.
so you guys can experience tropical sno as well.
- Evan

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

marcus robert

my little brother is pretty durn cool.

i'll admit, at times, i was slightly worried for him. growing up as the only boy with four sisters can be rough. but I think he's gonna be ok. mostly because my dad makes sure that he knows everything about every sport there is. and he plays them all too.
i admire his ambition. he has his whole life planned out.
he'll play every sport in high school, (and plans on being the star of every team)
he'll get good grades so he can get a scholarship to BYU.
(his words, not mine)
he'll play football at BYU, and probably basketball too.
he will go on a mission, Spanish speaking, because my mom would love if one of us learned her native tongue.
then, he will get married in the temple, and have 6 boys.
and live happily ever after.

so I made the last part up. i don't know how many kids he wants to have. but I'm sure he'll want boys.
but still. he's planned his life out farther than I have. and i'm 9 years older than him. my goodness. i need to get a move on.

he's a pretty talented child. he's real good at sports, just started playing piano and the cello. also, he plays the ukulele.

what a stud.

plus also. he's super funny. makes me laugh erryday. he came up to me the other day and we had the following conversation. i about peed.

marcus: did you know I'm growing a mustache?
diana: cool bud....
marcus: i also have some chest hairs!
he promptly ran through my home flailing his arms and yelling,
"i'm going through puberty!"

yep. he'll do just fine in high school.