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October Chop- Sat 10/10/09
Tiki Shaker

Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 775
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2009-10-11 09:38 am   Permalink

Thanks for having us over Derek. It was great hanging out with everybody. I'm definitely going to try and make it to more of these.

Derek the house is amazing. I'm hoping to have the opportunity to see the progress you continue make in the future.

Thanks again.

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Matt Reese
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1182
From: San Diego
Posted: 2009-10-11 11:44 am   Permalink

Got there after everyone but Roxanne and Mike had left. Had a great time shooting the breeze with the Monkeyman Fam'. My kids loved the trampoline and playing "chase" in the dark. Thanks for everything. I hope to have a non-conflicting schedule for the next chop. Transported that damn log around for a week for nothing.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2511
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2009-10-11 6:57 pm   Permalink

Sorry we missed you Matt! Huge Thank You to Monkey Man and his family for hosting this months Chop...What a SPREAD! Wow-wie! I can't wait to see what you do with this wonderful home Derek.

Damn...I didn't take enough pictures. It was great seeing all of you new folks there, what a talented bunch of folks kicking around together this weekend. Mike, your drawings are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Roxanne, make him post

The Monkey Crew -

4 Wheeler having an out of body experience -

Kate is Shagadellic - Great carve KATE!

Bowana just thought a great deal of the day away poolside - no one was quite sure about what, but hey, he was going all "DAVE" on something in his brain there...of that, we were sure.


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1989
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2009-10-11 7:07 pm   Permalink

Great, the only pics of me, I'm just sitting there!
I did do nothing most of the time, but I powered out a tiki towards the end of the day:

This is after doing a bit more to it today.

What a great chop! Talent galore! Delicious pizza!
Props to the newbs who showed up, Don and John. John, post up that bad boy!
Derek and Olga, Thank You for opening up your new house to us! It's an excellent place to have a chop.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2385
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2009-10-11 7:55 pm   Permalink

Thank you to all who came and enjoyed themselves.

It was a real treat to finally HOST a chop instead of just show up at one.

You all are welcome back any time. If you are looking for a spot for a chop.... please let me know. The invite always stands.

All the kids thought it was SO COOL to have all that talent in the backyard.

Please come back again !!!!!!!!!

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Tiki Diablo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1916
From: socal
Posted: 2009-10-11 9:39 pm   Permalink

Derek, sorry I missed it. The compound is going to be sick when you are done with it.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2006
Posts: 209
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-10-11 9:44 pm   Permalink

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Monkeyman for hosting such a great chop! I also wanted to send a special thank you to the "Little Monkeys" for making it such a fun time for Jaden.

I was able to catch some of the action!

Kate, Big Toe, Little Lost Tiki, and Monkeyman


Babalu thank you so much for the opportunity to make made my first mug! It was so much fun, and I appreciate you bringing it to the chop so I could give it to Jaden.

Bowana, Buzzy, Babalu and Mr. NoNaMe

Jaden loved the monkey lessons!

Little Lost Tiki

Babalu and Bowana

Check out Bowana's cool California Flag socks!

Me, and my best pal Kate!

It was great seeing everyone, and I look forward to the next time!



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Coco Joe
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Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 724
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-10-11 10:51 pm   Permalink

Ken's art is lame but the craves are great! I can't believe who awesome your tiki is Kate....GOOD JOB!

[ This Message was edited by: Coco Joe 2009-10-11 22:52 ]

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little lost tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7750
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-10-12 08:15 am   Permalink

i can't believe Coco Joe's grammar and spelling!

First off...
Thank you Derek and Olga
for opening up your hut and family and awesome grounds
to us misfits!
Your home and the property around it is like a roughed in canvas
awaiting lovely details!
Very cool to see mike and Roxy
and Mike's sketchbook...
think Crumb meets Durer meets Mike!
Think i may have turned Clysdalle onto some Cel Animation Vinyl
maybe that will stop his turpentine soaked aggressiveness....

The grinds and the pizza were mmmmmmmmm!
Shaker even brought Guiness!

oh yeah.... Bowana's socks WERE the socks to be at this CHOP....

Thanks for all the hugs and banter!
and get that Tiki Room going,Derek!

www.kinnyruzic.com Art Blogs Wishes Fulfilled!
I'm on Facebook and now Instagram under Ken Ruzic
AW Jeah!

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Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 19, 2009
Posts: 71
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-10-12 7:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the good time Derek. I enjoyed the hospitality and meeting everyone. Thanks for all the tips. I'll post some pics of my tiki when I find some time to download the pictures.

Looking forward to the next one.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1183
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2009-10-12 8:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much Derek and Olga for hosting a fab N. County Chop! Great hanging out with everyone and meeting some new folks.
I scored a beautiful bromeliad from Olga for my garden, so thanks again for that.

Kate finished her Tiki!
4WD busted his chainsaw!
Kinny, Toe and Mr. NoNaMe got big head starts on their Tiki Tarots!
Babalu slammed home another mug!
Monkeyman was running around so much that we hardly knew he was there!
Olga wrapped a bush with Halloween spiderwebs!
Roxanne made a tomb stone for Christmas!
Mike drew like a man possessed some of the craziest stuff I've ever seen!
Tiki Shaker charcoaled up his sketchbook!
SDshirtman had the smoooothest Tiki in the world!
Buzzy, Zaya, and Jaden suddenly appeared and suddenly left!
The Monkeykids carved up a storm and climbed trees!
Mieko began her day wearing a towel!
Clysdalle busted out a painting in 90 seconds flat!

And my socks rocked!


That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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