You all know how much I love the #Foodtrucks here in #Vegas, (I’m in Twitter mode, that’s the reason for the hashtags) and this is the “Story of The Ohana” my daughters and I found via Twitter. Last year when I started tweeting with and reaching out to Jolene of @Sloppijos, Marianne from @SnowONOShaveIce joined our conversation in the Twitterverse. I had not yet tried any of the trucks yet, and @sloppijos was my first delicious experience. Marianne continued to engage me on Twitter and that lead to my liking them on Facebook.
Then it came time to plan Foursquare Day Las Vegas with the Foodtrucks, I wanted her there and this would be the first conversation via phone that Marianne and I would have, it lasted about an hour. It was like we where old friends, not like we where just talking for the first time on the phone. I began telling her how Madeline my 17 year old could not find a job and the next thing I knew Marianne was hiring her. “Go get her a health card and she can work for me”-Marianne
Marianne had never met me in person, just tweeted with me, had no clue what my daughter looked like or anything. Now my brat is her brat, they our (not that any of us are Hawaiian) Ohana, The Ohana Created by Social Media. Marianne and Roxy have Dallice and Makenna my other daughters so spoiled with Shaved Ice.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Shewchuck
Yeah sure, eventually I would of got around maybe to trying @SnOwONOShaveice, but with out Twitter or other social media outlets the Foodtruck Revolution that is spreading like wildfire would not of peaked my interest. If Marianne would not of been paying attention to her brand #foodtrucks and joined in on the conversation with myself and Jolene from @Sloppijos my interest would not of turned towards her. Seriously, I live in the desert never been to Hawaiian, had no clue what shaved ice was..
Now time for me to go on my rampage! Shaved Ice is not and I repeat NOT a Snow cone, it takes time to shave the ice and Marianne is a perfectionist! Your shaved ice is made to order and made with Love! So what I am saying is it is so worth the wait. If you are into instant gratification then I suggest a snow cone, but if you believe that “Good things come to those who wait” then you will value and appreciate your shaved ice the minute it starts it’s dance on your taste buds.
The best way I can describe it, is sticking your tongue out when it is snowing and catching snowflakes with your tongue. (like I would know what that feels like, living in the desert)
I hope you will share this Ohana’s story and get yourself some #ONOlicious shaved ice!
Almost forgot! If you are one of those that doubt the “Power of Twitter”, ponder on this story for a while…