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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
TikiTy
Member

Joined: Oct 17, 2006
Posts: 3
From: Freehold, NJ, USA
Posted: 2006-10-17 10:13 am   Permalink

OK, here's my introduction--I've been lurking off and on for most of this year (2006), and decided to register just moments ago. We're fairly tiki-free here in central New Jersey, which is unfortunate for tikiphiles like myself. My cubicle at work, where I'm a senior level software designer/developer, is increasingly tikified with all sorts of stuff. I'm working on the blender for the drinks, as urged by my boss and team mates <grin>. My family (wife and two small boys) moved recently, and the new house has an inground pool and fullsize unfinished basement, so I've got more stuff to go all polynesiac soon.

 
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dibroc
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 378
From: Sunny Southern Califiorina
Posted: 2006-10-19 10:06 am   Permalink

hello all. I have been here for a little while and enjoy reading and learning more about the tiki life style so I think it my be time to post here.
My name is John I was born and raised in Pasadena Ca. I started collecting and studying "mid century modern' furniture and art and found my way to tiki. I have attended a few so cal events and I am have found that the "tiki people" are as warn and welcoming as any group of people I have ever met. thanks to all of you I have met and i am looking forward to meeting more and sharing in your knowledge of all things tiki.


 
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Daves Not Home
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 05, 2006
Posts: 512
From: Spooky Hallow So. Cal.
Posted: 2006-10-20 09:06 am   Permalink

As you can see, I'm a newish resident of TC and already did my intro but I wanted to say hi and welcome to all the people that have signed up in the past couple weeks.

 
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thistle
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Oct 19, 2006
Posts: 40
From: NoVA
Posted: 2006-10-20 5:16 pm   Permalink

Hi, I'm Thistle, a frustrated gardener who lives in NoVA,-my love of tropical foliage-bananas, palms, etc.; led me to Tiki Central-I'm still trying to create a tropical paradise in a midatlantic region. I have a small, but growing collection of tiki mugs (I still drink beer out of them, will this get me kicked out?), I've acquired the Grog Log & Intoxica & have begun to scout for good rums, I'm trying to plot how to fit a tiki bar in my basement/laundry room, & I'm wondering how to sculpt a tiki out of hypertufa?-to put in my garden....

 
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tikimnky
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 19, 2005
Posts: 12
From: South Bend, IN
Posted: 2006-10-22 1:07 pm   Permalink

I've been lurking here for over a year now, just reading and getting a feel for the community; last week I ended up sharing a few great drinks with Capt. Skelly and TikiSkip at the Tropical Bistro in Hilliard, OH, and I decided it was high time for me to post an introduction since I've now met fellow TCers in the flesh! I came into Tikiphilia via the combined routes of mixology and music appreciation in late 2004 or so. Since then I've started collecting mugs, gotten my grimy paws on copies of the BOT and _Kon Tiki_, and generally just started driving my wife mad with plans for building a basement tiki bar, constantly listening to the few LPs I've managed to unearth, and always, always working on some new drink recipe.

I've already had a long, happy relationship with TC as a resource for great information and moral support (there isn't a lot of Tiki mana left up here in the twin cities, it seems sometimes), and I hope that as time goes on I can contribute to this community as much as I have gotten from it. Cheers!


 
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mieko
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-10-30 3:53 pm   Permalink

Hi Everyone! I've been lurking here a while, but finally got sucked in when I started going to a few of the tiki carving classes. I've been into Tiki stuff for a while, my husband and I throw an annual summer party that we call Luau, and usually have a subtheme as well. We've been throwing those since 98 or so. We started with renting a lot of decorations, but have slowly added our own supplies so now we have a collapsible tiki bar, some belly bar tables, and some pretty big (and a lot of small) decorations.

I really enjoy making decorations, in the past we've made a volcano out of great stuf foam insulation that flickers light and "erupts" with fog on a timer, a paper mache tiki that also has fog, but also sound sensitive eyes that glow brighter when he "talks" (us though a microphone). Our collapsing tiki bar has a resined top with copies of vintage hawaii posters. I'll try to post some of this stuff in case people want to try it themselves.

We've got our backyard planted with tropical plants, but it needs more tikis in it, so that's the reason I started posting. I didn't know if I'd be able to carve well at all, since I can't draw at all, but after classes with Polynesiac and the Left Coast 'Oki 'Oki, I'm addicted.


 
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Tiki-Kate
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2006-10-30 6:38 pm   Permalink

Aloha Mieko!

You have an amazing talent for carving. I thought your Benzart lesson was one of the weekend's best pieces. Please post pics when you've finished it up.



 
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hiltiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3945
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2006-10-30 11:15 pm   Permalink

Mieko, it was nice meeting you at the carving seminar. Your did a great job with the smaller carving it looked great. Hope to see some pictures of it soon.

 
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Matt Reese
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1182
From: San Diego
Posted: 2006-10-31 06:00 am   Permalink

Mieko, I agree about your Benzart lesson. It definately stood out.Thanks for coming to the seminar. You've got some real talent there.

 
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christina13
Member

Joined: Nov 06, 2006
Posts: 1
From: Columbus, OH.
Posted: 2006-11-06 5:00 pm   Permalink

Just a quick post to say hi and how glad I am that this site exists. It's fantastic! I've been having a blast perusing the drink recipes and have bookmarked Trixie Little's website after reading about the Evil Hate Monkey cocktail. I am now dragging myself kicking and screaming off of Tiki Central so I can go do monotonous eBay stuff instead...trust me, I'd rather stay here!

Christina


 
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Haole'akamai
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2276
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2006-11-07 11:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-11-06 17:00, christina13 wrote:
I am now dragging myself kicking and screaming off of Tiki Central so I can go do monotonous eBay stuff instead...trust me, I'd rather stay here!




Don't worry, any any given time, there are several hundred TC Ohana over at eBay, to keep you company, as well...
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fuzzycoconutz
Member

Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 6
From: Autowah
Posted: 2006-11-07 1:52 pm   Permalink

My first post. Aloha! I am a guy from Canada that spends a lot of time in Asia on business. I have come to this site by way of a myspace post by Dirty Donny. I have come for your Tiki.

 
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Noner
Member

Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 4
From: NJ
Posted: 2006-11-08 07:39 am   Permalink

What's up everybody. I'm into the whole retro scene and just recently got into tiki. I bought a pair of pois and it was full steam tiki from there. I am even building a tiki bar in my basement. I've checked this place out for a while and decided to register.

 
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hala_kahiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 116
From: Parkland, FL
Posted: 2006-11-08 1:18 pm   Permalink

Hey everybody!
My name is Whitney, I'm 19 years old, soon to be 20. I live in Orlando, FL where I attend the University of Central Florida. It's my second year here, I'm majoring in Art, hopefully in the graphic design track; I have to apply to that program next semester.::keeping my fingers crossed:: I was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL so I have had the extreme pleasure of experiencing the Mai Kai! It's probably my favorite place in the world. I started getting into tiki about 5 years ago when I discovered the art of Shag. I just loved his subject matter and my obsession has grown tremendously since then. I'm a tiki fiend, but I wish I knew more about the history and the difffernt classifications, that's why I'm so happy I stumbled upon this forum! I hope I learn a lot here and look forward to getting to know you guys!


 
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Haole'akamai
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2276
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2006-11-08 1:47 pm   Permalink

Welcome, Hala Kahiki. Interestingly, you chose the name of a great Tiki bar in the Chicago area...


Quote:

On 2006-11-08 13:18, hala_kahiki wrote:
Hey everybody!
My name is Whitney, I'm 19 years old, soon to be 20. I live in Orlando, FL where I attend the University of Central Florida. It's my second year here, I'm majoring in Art, hopefully in the graphic design track; I have to apply to that program next semester.::keeping my fingers crossed:: I was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL so I have had the extreme pleasure of experiencing the Mai Kai! It's probably my favorite place in the world. I started getting into tiki about 5 years ago when I discovered the art of Shag. I just loved his subject matter and my obsession has grown tremendously since then. I'm a tiki fiend, but I wish I knew more about the history and the difffernt classifications, that's why I'm so happy I stumbled upon this forum! I hope I learn a lot here and look forward to getting to know you guys!



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