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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
freddiefreelance
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-07-03 06:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-07-02 22:19, Ghost wrote:
I’ll keep the nostalgic yapping to a minimum and close this intro with a firm virtual handshake and a friendly “Howdy Pardner”. Good to be here.


Actually, nostalgic yapping can be encouraged around here. Find a thread with memories of Tiki treasures or the rotting carcasses SoCal Tiki destinations and add any salient points you may have.
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tropicalfreakfla
Member

Joined: Jul 03, 2006
Posts: 8
From: South Florida
Posted: 2006-07-03 7:18 pm   Permalink

hi everyone,
new to the forum. i have been very interested in learning how to carve tikis. i search and search for books video classes etc and nothing. *frustration*
as my name indicates, i'm a freak for anything tropical and i'm in south florida.
if anyone out there knows where or how i can learn this art, please let me know. thanks, cliff


 
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Ironskull
Member

Joined: Jul 04, 2006
Posts: 2
From: Flint, Michigan, USA
Posted: 2006-07-04 07:18 am   Permalink

Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been interested in the tiki forever it seems. Back in 1971 I wore a tiki charm because it was cool. I still wear my Hawaiian shirts all of the time in the summer months and now that I am retired, I hope to do more relaxing although I still enjoy being a house husband. I'm married to a wonderful woman and have been for 24 years. We have to great sons who are 22 and 18. My passion is my 1965 Chevelle and my 1997 Camaro Z/28 convertible. Both sons are also into cars. My 22 year old has my first 1965 Chevelle that I got in 80. I promised it to him when he was a little kid and he now drives it. My 18 year old has a 1966 Pontiac Catalina in progress. Thanks for listening.

Jack


 
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Rev. Griz
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 75
From: Distant Shores of the Great Salt Lake
Posted: 2006-07-04 09:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-07-04 07:18, Ironskull wrote:
Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. I've been interested in the tiki forever it seems. Back in 1971 I wore a tiki charm because it was cool. I still wear my Hawaiian shirts all of the time in the summer months and now that I am retired, I hope to do more relaxing although I still enjoy being a house husband. I'm married to a wonderful woman and have been for 24 years. We have to great sons who are 22 and 18. My passion is my 1965 Chevelle and my 1997 Camaro Z/28 convertible. Both sons are also into cars. My 22 year old has my first 1965 Chevelle that I got in 80. I promised it to him when he was a little kid and he now drives it. My 18 year old has a 1966 Pontiac Catalina in progress. Thanks for listening.

Jack



After reading your list of bitchen cars, I now have a woody. Welcome!


 
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Jason Perlow
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 04, 2006
Posts: 12
Posted: 2006-07-04 11:27 am   Permalink

Greetings.

I've been a closet Tiki freak for many years now. Some of you may recall my post on eGullet about King Yum Restaurant in Queens, where my Tiki fascination came to being as a small child:

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=44403

I also remember a few trips to Disney world as a kid where we stayed at the Polynesian in the early 70's, not long after it opened.

Does anyone have any photos or plans of the Polynesian as it ORIGINALLY was? And is any of the ephemera and tiki objects from the original for sale?

I'm also looking for good Chinese Polynesian restaurants in NJ with a good tiki component.

Glad to be part the site.

[ This Message was edited by: Jason Perlow 2006-07-04 11:30 ]

[ This Message was edited by: Jason Perlow 2006-07-04 11:31 ]


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ehrie
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 06, 2006
Posts: 18
From: Heidelberg/Germany
Posted: 2006-07-06 11:19 am   Permalink

Aloha!

it´s me, ehrie, 31 years old from southern Germany, located in Sindelfingen 30km from the Black Forest. Since 10 years I´m infected with the Tiki-Virus. I don´t like Tikis, I love them. If you want further Informations about me don´t hesitate to contact me or visit me on
http://www.myspace.com/ehrie


Herzliche Gruesse an alle! (best wishes to all!)
ehrie


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J-Rod
Member

Joined: Jul 08, 2006
Posts: 3
From: Warren, MI
Posted: 2006-07-08 5:13 pm   Permalink

Aloha! Here to introduce myself as a new member. Ran across the site because I was looking for ideas on turning a blank backyard and deck into my own little slice of tiki heaven I didn't realize that tiki had such a following... this is awesome! I'm in the beginning stages of a addiction that started with a totem pole that I purchased for my deck, which is leading into more Tiki's and a tiki hut. I was also bit by the shot glass addiction while I as in the Cayman Islands in February. I'm sure you'll see me posting away! J-Rod

 
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freddiefreelance
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-07-09 3:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-07-06 11:19, ehrie wrote:
Aloha!

it´s me, ehrie, 31 years old from southern Germany, located in Sindelfingen 30km from the Black Forest.


Erie, how close to
Big Bro Sven's TV movie shoots in Munich are you? I think he needs to be taken out for a drink or three and you can gain Tiki knowledge from the font.
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zombiepops
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 13, 2006
Posts: 36
From: North Carolina
Posted: 2006-07-13 7:56 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Central Readers,

I've been tiki obsessed ever since finding the maori kitsch things in my grandmother's house as a small child over 25 years ago. More recently I've rekindled my love of tiki after a trip to hawaii with my family, which as prompted me to build a tiki bar, and start collecting tiki mugs, much to my fiance's chagrin. Outside of my rekindled tiki obession and finishing my batchelor's, I'm into classic vespas (i'm currently rebuilding a '63 allstate), and Old Unix workstations. Unfortunately, living where I do (in north carolina) there isn't much tiki going on around here, but at least there is the internet (and tiki central)


 
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Hula Cat
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Joined: Jul 14, 2006
Posts: 171
From: Bellows Falls Vermont
Posted: 2006-07-14 2:39 pm   Permalink

well.......a place to lay my kitchy/krazy soul to rest....how refreshing !! I'm happy to be here and ready for the huge virtual hug you are saving for me.....as a taoist-tiki guy I'm always learning and ready to give props to how much I don't know.....I spent much of my childhood in Salinas ,Calif. (with Carmel- Monterey beach etc. nearby) and loved the lure of the exotic (Jules Verne,Robinson Crusoe,Kon Tiki and more)....later as a teenager I was hooked on the east coast (R.I. "beach culture" (and surf music) (I even pretended I could surf by walking around with a old surfboard even though I couldn't even swim!!....same for ciggs ....I pretended to inhale!.....a stint in the service during the Viet Nam "error" and my first marriage got me to dream a little less.....but still with "medication", meditation, good friends and an appreciation for the absurd I got past all that....made my first Tiki necklace out of cured rubber while "working" in a cable factory in Pawtucket R.I. Lost it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival while walking around with a guitar I couldn't play....But I COULD sing....sorta...fast forward to Now .....I've been self employed for 30 plus years as a dealer in antiques and "worthless crap" I love the hunt ,pop culture,and connecting folks with what they think they need....It's a Blast and barely makes enough to pay ALL the bills. My Soul mate showed up a few years ago and she told me about The Kahaki...the funnel of destiny has us working on a labor of love and a story of that treasure......now if I can only learn to do the Hula ! ! Mahalo !
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TBonez
Member

Joined: Jul 14, 2006
Posts: 6
From: CALI
Posted: 2006-07-14 11:22 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone. My name is TBonez 'n Im a pinstriper 'n artist that hangs out on Sketch Kult alot.I was told by another artist , hewey , that I should post some stuff here. Recently I have been stripin' 'n painting stuff from Tiki Farm. The owner of the shop that sells my stuff lets me have my pick of her mugs , decanters ect. I havent seen anything like I do here so I hope that paintin' on a nice glazed tiki isn't taboo. If its frowned upon I'll pack up my brushes 'n go..............but I hope youll dig them. Here are two that I just recently finished. If ya like I'll have two more done this weekend. Thanx for lookin' C&C welcomed

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tiki leki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 02, 2006
Posts: 88
From: Point Loma
Posted: 2006-07-15 8:16 pm   Permalink

HI everyone,I'm TIKI LEKI. I just found Tiki Central by accident through another web site and can't believe what I found. It was early in May and the first Tiki Oasis in San Diego was days away.I live in San Diego and almost within walking distance from the Hanalei Hotel.After experiencing that incredible event, I was inspired, to spend (to my wife's horror) about a thousand bucks constructing a themed area that includes bamboo, thatching, blowfish and of coarse a Tiki bar. I have attended the San Diego Tiki club events, and I'm meeting new friends. Tiki Central is fantastic, I love reading the posts from people; gosh from around the world who are fascinated by the Tiki lifestyle. Cheers.

 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4536
Posted: 2006-07-17 3:52 pm   Permalink

Welcome To TC Halu Cat! Greg and Melissa stopped by our house and we had a great time! They are doing a book on the Kahiki. They also are the new owners of a Kahiki velvet painting.


 
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R U Tiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 18, 2006
Posts: 12
From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2006-07-18 11:04 pm   Permalink

Found this site when I was building a tiki bar in my backyard last summer…lurked for about a year and decided it was time to join. Reading posts on Tiki Central has refined my original definition of tiki, but being very eclectic in my tastes I love it all…the authentic tiki, the kitschy tiki and anything tropical. It all cohabitates in my tiki bar with a pirate corner thrown in for good measure.

Besides tiki I am into art cars and am a daily driver…gotta have a little fun in life! Even though the theme of my art car is not tiki, I do have one glued on the trunk next to a “palm tree”. Great use for those dollar store tikis…glue them to your car!

I appreciate all the knowledge I have gained from the members of this site and am looking forward to learning more and participating.


 
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Mingus
Member

Joined: Jul 20, 2006
Posts: 5
Posted: 2006-07-20 11:18 am   Permalink

Hi everybody!

I've been lurking here for some time, and finally decided to join in. I'm a newbie to all things Tiki, but thanks to you guys, Tiki Magazine, and The Book of Tiki, I'm learning a lot!

I'm moving to a bigger house soon and the wife has given me the go-ahead to do whatever I want with one of the rooms. Hmmmmm, I wonder what the theme will be...

Anyway, I look forward to contributing to the discussions here and soaking in all I can as I start building my new Tiki Lounge. Take Care!




 
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