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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
jazzman
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Joined: Apr 23, 2006
Posts: 25
From: East Bay
Posted: 2006-04-25 6:09 pm   Permalink

Well let's see. I got interested in the drinks during a trip to the big island in 2002. A couple years later I found a copy of Tiki Road Trip and it's been all downhill since then. Recently I've been mixing like a madman. My favorite books so far are Trader Vic's 1946 Book of Food and Drink and the 1971-2? TV Bartender's guide. I visit the local TVs once in a while and I'm planning a return visit to the Tiki Ti soon. They never seem to be open when I've time to get there. I've been lurking here for a while and learned quite a bit from you all.
-Sam


 
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Rum Balls
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 900
From: Da Big Island
Posted: 2006-04-26 07:05 am   Permalink

Welcome pdxsneakytiki! What part of town are you in?

There are a bunch of us tiki-freakis here in the Portland area. Sign up for the mailing list here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6400&forum=4&hilite=NW%20mailing%20list

We try to get together the first Friday of the month for Happy Hour, alternating between the Alibi and the Jasmine Tree.

And of course, there's the big "NW Tiki Kon" in late June: http://nwtiki.com/


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tikisuz
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Joined: Apr 09, 2006
Posts: 6
From: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 2006-04-27 3:36 pm   Permalink

Suz, Google says that Joy Island in Bayside's still there:

Google Map Link

If you're from that area, do you remember the Baldi Bakery? I miss their sfogliatelle.
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Holy smoking crap! Thank you!! I can't believe that it is still there!
I didn't live in the area, but my boyfriend at the time did, so I was there quite a bit. I think that I have Joy Island to blame (in part)for my tiki fixation. It was certainly the first place I ever had a scorpion bowl and/or a flaming drink.. or two.

I do remember a good bakery...not the name though. Joy Island was over by the Hebrew National deli and Bayside Appetizers.

Thank you for letting me know! - next time I am on the East Coast visiting family I am going to have to make a side trip and see how the place has held up.

[ Edited by: Tikiwahine - to shorten link - 2006-04-27 15:41 ]


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z_cheeky_tiki
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Joined: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 1
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2006-04-28 3:04 pm   Permalink

We are planning a "Happy Hour" with a few friends from both within and without the office + my daughter and son-in-law at KON TIKI in Tucson, AZ.
So I thought I'd register - check this place out and say "hello"

Memorable moments:

Tiki Room at Disneyland

Tiki Appartments on Reseda Blvd (Los Angeles, CA)

South Seas Decorator Supplies in Glendale, CA

The ZDS Motors accross the street from "South Seas" which was their theme.

Trader Vic's in Los Angeles...

So I'm a fan from way back...


 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2385
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2006-04-28 3:21 pm   Permalink

lookup cheekyhalf. they are in tucson too.

 
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mzoltarp
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Joined: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 163
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2006-04-28 5:54 pm   Permalink

Hello from Bakersfield!

 
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Secos_Sam
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 12
From: Valley Glen CA
Posted: 2006-04-29 12:01 am   Permalink

Hi All,

Forgot to post here when I signed up about a month ago. Live in Ventura County and have been chasing waves for 30 years and as part of my surf culture have been searching for tiki the past 4 years. Just picked up carving recently out of frustration of not finding tiki. Thought I would be more successful at making my own. Love Reverb, Rockabilly and old Soul Music. Cruising my 59 Fleetside, watching my 3 sons grow up (waaay to fast) and catching it glassy and hollow.


 
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crystalvisioness
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Joined: Apr 29, 2006
Posts: 4
From: Mount Shasta, CA
Posted: 2006-04-29 4:09 pm   Permalink

Hi. My name is Tara...just renewing my interest and love for all things Tiki.
I grew up in the Florida Keys and found this site while reminiscing.


 
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Trader_Don
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 1
From: St.Paul, Mn.
Posted: 2006-05-01 09:33 am   Permalink

Howdy all, I have been into Tiki's for a few years now. I started out collecting a tiki here and there and very shortly I was bitten by the tiki bug. My collection is up to 60 something right now, mainly it is different mugs and whatnot. I haven't actually been hunting for tikis for a little bit now, but I need to get back into it. I don't know why I never bothered to look for a tiki forum, but I stumbled across this one when I was looking up tiki carving. Anyways, I am here to learn about all that is tiki and pick up a few tips on carving. Also I am from the Twin Cities area, Minnesota. There is a a lot of really cool work going on here.

Thanks,
Don


 
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AllisonV
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 37
From: Milwaukee/Chicago/San Francisco
Posted: 2006-05-01 2:32 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone! Finding this board has made me so happy! I feel that I am among my people! Tiki ohana!

I grew up in the San Franciso Bay area, lived in San Diego for a few years, and am now in Milwaukee, WI (only a few blocks from Foundation - our tiki/punk bar!).

I believe that my tiki fandom started with my grandmother, who had a tropical backyard in the temperate Bay Area. I'm currently finishing a masters in Liberal Studies (American Studies/an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree), and my thesis is on Polynesian Pop! I'm sure there are MANY people in this forum who are MUCH more qualified to write it than me! I will be happy to share my sources (and the paper, thus far) with anyone who is interested, and please share your ideas with me! I'm concentrating on the food items and fads that went along with the tiki trend.

I love travelling, cooking and entertaining - we have a fire pit in our backyard, and an under-construction tiki bar in our house. I'm a big music lover, from punk to island music (from jamaican ska to tahitian otea) to jazz. I love art and crafts and DIY, and I am SO IMPRESSED with the work that people have posted in here! I promise to share some of my creations and trip photos!

Last, my roomate and sister-like pal runs a halau literally out of our house - I have many photos and stories to offer of their performances and the events I get to attend with them. Anyone in the midwest wanting to add some authentic polynesian performers to their party should let me know!

-Allison


Me at Akaka Falls on the Hilo side of the Big Island!
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3691
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-05-01 4:02 pm   Permalink

Welcome, everybody! Wow, sounds like there are a few folks who are overdue here -- glad you finally found us! Look forward to seeing you around Tiki Central.

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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-05-01 4:07 pm   Permalink

Alright, another Milwaukee TCer!! Please enjoy your stay and lets see some pics of that home bar. I think you bring our ranks up to about 4 or 5 total here in Brew City. Welcome!
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-05-02 07:37 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-05-01 14:32, AllisonV wrote:

Me at Akaka Falls on the Hilo side of the Big Island!


Allison, since you lived in San Diego you know that that exact same flower grows in the San Diego Zoo's Children's Zoo, just outside of the Petting Paddock, right?
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HonuTiki
Member

Joined: May 03, 2006
Posts: 5
From: Temec U'La
Posted: 2006-05-03 2:22 pm   Permalink

Greetings to you all. What a great forum and community!

I'll be doing some carving, and will share photos of my progress. I've learned tons by reading the carving posts here, and am excited about getting going!

Thanks for the cool place to hangout!!


 
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lone tiki?
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 05, 2006
Posts: 34
From: Dublin, Ireland
Posted: 2006-05-05 2:58 pm   Permalink

Oh my! Where do I begin? I'm so ALONE! Calm down, it's not what it looks like... I mean alone in a tikilover sense. Living in Dublin, Ireland is not too conducive to my tiki obsession. EBay and the occasional foray into other online-shops are my only financial outlet in this regard... and boy oh boy do I outlet.

I may be wrong but I think I am the only tiki collector in Ireland (collective sigh). Most people haven't an earthly what I'm on about when I mention the word. It has become my humble mission to change this by boring the pants off anyone who'll listen. I have at present 40 mugs in my humble two room flat and am in danger of chucking out my plants, my dog and my partner in order to accommodate more. Though I may keep the latter as he might come in handy for building shelves.

I'm really delighted to see so many creative people on the forum, who not only collect but "give something back" to tiki. I used to sculpt a bit before I began down the road of teaching English literature and reading some of your comments has got me thinking about starting something in the area. At least it might slow the tide of my spending (unlikely). Another ambition would be to set up a tiki bar right here in Dublin, imagine 30 to 40 Irish men and women in a bar and not one of them drinking Guinness! dream on.
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