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finkdaddy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-05-11 06:52 am   Permalink

Today is my one year TC anniversary. It doesn't feel like it's been a whole year, but it has.

I discovered TC while looking for party ideas for my wife's birthday. I was instantly hooked, and it has been nothing short of life-changing. Here's a few things I've learned over the past year:

Don't be afraid to join in the conversation. For the most part everyone here is very receptive and welcomes new imput.

Always be sincere. As long as you are up front and honest to everyone, including yourself, about what you say and do people will respect you.

When you deside to carve a tiki (or draw, paint, etc), just dive in and do it and make sure to document your results. If there's anything TCers love, it's to see pictures and give advice and support.

Spred around the love. The other thing TCers love is to recieve advice and support.

Just be cool, have fun, and enjoy yourself. As Pablus once said,"It feels so good to pass a smile along"

If you just stick around, you will make friends. Congatiki, Benzart, Aaron's Akua, Hewey, Foamy, Sam Gambino, Atomicchick, and far to many others to list here are people I list among my friends and the list grows everyday.

And lastly, rum is yummy!

Thank you, everyone, who has helped to shape Tiki Central into what it is, and for letting me be a part of your world.

Mahalo,

Finkdaddy

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Jawa
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 225
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2005-05-11 07:46 am   Permalink

Congrats FinkDaddy!

Although, if you are like me, your liver probably hates you for finding tiki


 
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rodeotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2005-05-11 09:42 am   Permalink

Very well said and so true.

My wife thought it was a one time thing for me to try carving, Boy was she wrong.
Its because of the great advice and support and kind peeps here that I am hooked.

Congrats Finkdaddy


 
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DawnTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 01, 2002
Posts: 1675
From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-05-11 10:33 am   Permalink

Happy Anniversary FinkDaddy!

 
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Tiki Royale
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2005-05-11 10:35 am   Permalink

Aaaloo-Haa!


 
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Tikiwahine
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3288
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-05-11 10:42 am   Permalink

Congratulations Finkdaddy!

I've been realizing, over the course of the past week or so, that joining Tiki Central has been a complete and permanent lifestyle change for me.

The things I've done and the people I've met have changed me forever, and for good.

I hope to meet you finkdaddy, and share in the great internal warmth. Oh wait, that's the rum.

Spread a little Aloha
-Tikiwahine



 
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cynfulcynner
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1800
From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2005-05-11 11:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-11 10:42, Tikiwahine wrote:
I've been realizing, over the course of the past week or so, that joining Tiki Central has been a complete and permanent lifestyle change for me.

The things I've done and the people I've met have changed me forever, and for good.



I agree wholeheartedly! The amount of ohana that exists here continues to amaze me.

I've been hoping to get some dates via Tiki Central......still working on that one.


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MachTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 1364
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-05-11 11:54 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-11 07:46, Jawa wrote:
Although, if you are like me, your liver probably hates you for finding tiki



My liver AND my waist-line.

Congratulation FinkDaddy... well said
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mrsmiley
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3174
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2005-05-11 12:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-11 11:35, cynfulcynner wrote:
Quote:

On 2005-05-11 10:42, Tikiwahine wrote:
I've been realizing, over the course of the past week or so, that joining Tiki Central has been a complete and permanent lifestyle change for me.

The things I've done and the people I've met have changed me forever, and for good.



I agree wholeheartedly! The amount of ohana that exists here continues to amaze me.

I've been hoping to get some dates via Tiki Central......still working on that one.






When Tikivixen told me about TC back in the Yahoo days, I never knew it would be pretty much NumberOne in my social life! The Ohana is an inspiration to us all!


 
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Unga Bunga
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5824
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-05-11 12:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-11 11:35, cynfulcynner wrote:
I've been hoping to get some dates via Tiki Central......still working on that one.




 
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Monkeyman
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2370
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2005-05-11 12:35 pm   Permalink

Tiki Central was a Bait and Switch for me.

The bait "Hey you should join and post here on TC once in a while" I thought.... OK Ive been on other message boards before. How much could there possibly be to talk about?

The switch- You will spend at least part of EVERY day doing something related to TC. Buying raw materials to make tiki stuff, Actually making Tiki Stuff, Attending Events, Home Parties, Meeting people for lunch, entertaining out of town TC guests, Tiki Road Trips, Tiki Vacations, Buying Stuff from your artisian friends, selling stuff, showing up to support your musician friends.

Its been an amazing ride so far 3 years and whos counting
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Unga Bunga
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5824
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-05-11 12:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-11 12:35, Monkeyman wrote:
Its been an amazing ride so far 3 years and whos counting


Have we discussed where the Tiki Central retirement home is going to be yet?
This place changed me too.


 
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PapeToaTane
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 19, 2005
Posts: 518
From: Hyderabad, India
Posted: 2005-05-11 1:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-11 12:44, Unga Bunga wrote:
Quote:

On 2005-05-11 12:35, Monkeyman wrote:
Its been an amazing ride so far 3 years and whos counting


Have we discussed where the Tiki Central retirement home is going to be yet?
This place changed me too.



THAT'S IT!! Unga's got it!! That's what we should do - pony up our 401K $$$ and buy the Caliente Tropics, stop the ongoing madness - and open the TC Retirement Home!! A TIKI "Leisure World", if you will!! Mai Tais and shuffleboard. Martin Denny and midnight ping-pong games! Wheelchair races around the pool!! The mind boggles!!


 
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dangergirl299
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 893
From: Bay Area
Posted: 2005-05-11 1:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

[i]
I've been hoping to get some dates via Tiki Central......still working on that one.




No, trust me, youíre better off alone.

In fact, Iíve learned a few important things here on tiki central. Iíve learned that tiki central is, more or less, a great group of fun people, and also that if you hear any of the following at a tiki central event, most likely it is a lie:

*This is my first mai tai of the evening/day
*Iím not a Jimmy Buffet fan
*This aloha shirt is vintage, not new from Wal-mart!
*I donít have a thrift store addiction
*Iím not just looking for a ďrockin tiki good timeĒ
*My other car is a tiki bar on wheels
*This is my first tiki central event
*Iíve never dated any other tiki central members
*Iím not as think as you drunk I am
*Iíve never sniped on ebay
*Sure, I remember my last tiki central event- wasnít there a bear involved?
*I know who WWJD is
*I donít spend all my work day goofing off on tiki central
*I have a very large tiki - want to see it?
*That bad smell is not me

(especially if uttered by drunk ughly men in tiki bars)


 
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JTD
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 07, 2003
Posts: 407
From: J'ville
Posted: 2005-05-11 4:44 pm   Permalink

dangergirl299 - Hey! I am NOT ugly.

Finkdaddy - Happy TC B-day.


 
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