||Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Joined: Jul 10, 2005
|Posted: 2005-07-14 09:47 am  Permalink|
I am tikinoobie and I really like things with tiki themes. It seems like everyone here is really nice and I can learn more. My room has some tiki decorations and I make some decorations. I hope to make more! I like all the ideas on Tiki Central.
Joined: Oct 17, 2004
|Posted: 2005-07-14 11:00 am  Permalink|
Aloha to you all. Glad you signed up. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.
hey edgarallencoe! first off I love the screen name and second-I'm reading posts while on lunch and reading some of them outloud to a co-worker. He asked me to ask you to please post a picture of the truck. He's really into that!
oops can't talk and spell, and eat all at the same time!
You see things and say, Why? But I dream things that never were, and say, Why not!
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
From: My Island
|Posted: 2005-07-14 2:25 pm  Permalink|
I've been carving tikis for 15 years and would like to begin participating in your forum, posting some pics, and getting some feedback. Hello to you all!!!!
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
|Posted: 2005-07-14 2:42 pm  Permalink|
Welcome GMAN and Edgar, can't wait to see your stuff. New positive vibes are very welcome right now.
Joined: Nov 30, 2003
From: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 2005-07-14 2:44 pm  Permalink|
WELCOME TO ALL NEW MEMBERS.
GMAN, I answered your question about posting photos in the Creating Tiki thread. In case you can't find that again, use this link:
I once was lost.....but now I'm found.....
Joined: Jul 14, 2005
From: My Island
|Posted: 2005-07-15 3:32 pm  Permalink|
Thanks for the welcome! I hope to put together a shutterfly account this weekend and try to post some pics. I just carved one with a huge tongue that I think you all would dig.
A little about me: I work with chainsaws and carve spontaneously (no plans or drawings). I like the raw energy of a chaisawn tiki and the thrill of just carving what and where the wood takes me. I am a marine biologist by trade and work to manage sharks, tunas, and billfish for the Federal Gov. I specialized in shark morphology in grad school, and have worked on the water my whole life (much of the time as a commercial fisherman). I base my works off the god Ku, the fishing god.
I'll try to work out some pic posts tomorrow....
Joined: Jul 15, 2005
|Posted: 2005-07-15 11:26 pm  Permalink|
Wow. What a cool place this is. I've been lurking for far too long here, and now I've decided it's time to come out and finally become a member. I love it.
I'm Ward. I'm an animator/animation director for a place in Atlanta, GA, called Primal Screen. I'm married with 2 kids.
I love animation and graffiti, and the tiki culture is another one of my loves. I also collect old things, mostly ephemera and cool books from the 50's and 60's. It's an unhealthy obession, I'm afraid.
Anyway, I have a blog where I talk about art and animation and the like. It's a fun diversion. You oughta stop on by.
It's nice to be here!
The Ward-O-Matic: Art, animation, and anything aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Joined: Aug 22, 2002
From: San Francisco
|Posted: 2005-07-15 11:35 pm  Permalink|
Welcome to all the new members! Hope you find that TC is as fun for you as it is for all of us.
Critiki - Critiki News - Ooga-Mooga
Joined: Jul 16, 2005
From: capistrano beach ca
|Posted: 2005-07-17 10:43 am  Permalink|
I am capotiki,new to tiki central.When I close my eyes I see tikis.use the mana luke.
Joined: May 08, 2005
|Posted: 2005-07-17 2:12 pm  Permalink|
hi, i just registered, i study about oceanic art and go to Papua New Guinea and Melanesian islands and others to collect artifacts and enjoy the culture often, i just met Liz who introduced me to this site and told me i should join so here i am, hello to all, dominique, not sure i did this right though, i will see if message comes thru! i am not too computer smart!
Joined: Jun 14, 2005
From: So Cal
|Posted: 2005-07-17 10:44 pm  Permalink|
Time for me to make myself known I suppose
This is my third post I believe and I am finally coming out of the woodwork to say Aloha!
I'm fairly new to the entire tiki experience. Well at least in my home anyways. But I have always had a big love of all things tiki and tropical.
I have had the extreme pleasure of meeting many fine folks here at TC already at the Ona Tiki Bar opening a couple weeks ago. Some of the nicest people I have ever met were at that party and I look forward to getting to know and perhaps even meet more of you soon!
Currently we are in the process of renovating the backyard for our garden and tikis. It's a long road but very well worth it as today, for the first time in weeks, I had the chance to sit and truly enjoy the soothing waterfall sounds and the lush foliage. No contractors and no heavy lifting today! Woo!
There is SO much to inspire me here at TC and I cannot wait until we can have our very own opening. ( should be soon - I'll be posting about that in a day or two!)
Sorry it's taken me so long to introduce myself, but it's been incredibly hectic around here as of late. I'm sure you all know how that goes!
Love being a member here!
Tonight, we will have a big feast. And then, at the end of the feast, we will climb to the top of the Big Woo, and you will jump in. Okay?
Joined: Jul 13, 2005
From: South Carolina
|Posted: 2005-07-18 11:33 am  Permalink|
On 2005-07-14 09:40, freddiefreelance wrote:
Rob, we do read this thread & say "Aloha!" to the new people.
With your experience in Set Design you might appreciate some of the more elaborate home bar set ups like Ona Tiki's & Al 'n' Shell's.
You're a Deadbolt fan? You know they play here in San Diego at the Ken Club about once a month when they're not on tour? So when are you coming out?
I am jealous of the SD Deadbolt connection, my wife met and hung out with them in Vegas a while back, I had to stay here and work.
Joined: Jul 16, 2005
From: Tucson, AZ
|Posted: 2005-07-20 02:00 am  Permalink|
I'm yet another new member, and new to the idea of thinking about "tiki" as anything other than my knowledge of the Kon Tiki here in Tucson, which is someplace that I've always enjoyed going to, but had never really given it the thought it deserved.
My current interest was sparked one night while I was bored at work, and I was surfing the web, looking for interesting things to do on an upcoming trip to LA. I was looking for a specific, and very stylized 50's coffee shop (which I later found out as a prime example of the Googie style) and happened to stumble from site to site, till I found Tiki Central. I'd always known about Tiki, but hadn't ever consciously thought about Tiki.
Since I was going to LA, I was looking for various places I could visit, and things I could see. Two places that caught my eye were the Tiki Ti and Oceanic Arts. I'll add another post regarding my visits to both those places, with pictures.
I also went to Disneyland, for the first time since 1983, and what I wanted to see most there was the Enchanted Tiki Room, after reading all about the remodel here on Tiki Central. It was tons of fun, and my girlfriend and I enjoyed our Dole Whip Floats as well. I wanted to pick up a Pele mug, but unfortunately they were out of them. I instead picked up one of the 11x14 "Waking Jose" Shag prints that they were selling.
For me, so far, Tiki has been all about something fun and interesting, but it has touched something inside of me that had been dormant.
I want to thank all of you for being here, keeping the torches burning for those who have only just or are yet to discover the spirit of Tiki. I'm happy to be able to find a place to share my own Tiki journey.
As for my screen name, I chose it to reflect one of my other passions, which is coffee. Not necessarily Kona coffee, but I figured it would work www.coffeegeek.com is one of my other main hangouts online.
[ This Message was edited by: Kona Chris 2005-07-20 02:18 ]
Joined: Apr 18, 2005
|Posted: 2005-07-23 6:13 pm  Permalink|
Hi all - I'm new to the boards, been on about a week now. Looks like Tiki's are alive and well here:)
I've been into Polynesian decor since I went to WDW in 78. I was 5 then and loved walking around the grounds of the Poly with all of the trees, torches and musical tikis around. Disney managed to sink that into my head and here I am today, many years later, looking for that same experience.
Joined: Jul 23, 2005
From: Kailua, Hawaii
|Posted: 2005-07-24 12:03 am  Permalink|
Hi...I mean Aloha,
I've been plugged into the Tiki lifestyle as a musician for years (with my band Wiki Waki Woo)...(and yes, of course, we have a CD).
But now I'm really stoked.... I've finally began to carve the cute buggers (Tikis). I find all of you folks & your creations very inspiring. I'll post pictures as soon as i figure out how to do so.
May the Humu be with you.