||Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Joined: Jun 16, 2006
|Posted: 2008-07-18 08:09 am  Permalink|
Aloha Milani, nice la'i lei. Good dog
Joined: Jul 21, 2008
|Posted: 2008-07-21 02:37 am  Permalink|
Hi. I've been lurking for quite a while and finally decided to jump into the waters here. I've spent many hours looking through the posts and have been truly amazed by how talented a group this is. I always learn something new here. One day soon we hope to finish our backyard and I've always wanted to incorporate a tropical feel. Some of your backyards are literally a paradise. You are my inspiration.
I'm from the cold Midwest, live in California now, have been to Hawaii, got married on a beach there, and fell in love with the whole atmosphere there. I don't have much real tiki experience or knowledge. Still a newbie. I vaguely remember being in Chicago in the 70s and having dinner at a tiki restaurant (maybe along Lake Shore Drive or Michigan Avenue?). I remember it being kind of dark, there was a "river" running through it and you had to cross over small bridges to get to the dining area. Tropical drinks. Fire. Island music. Anyone know what restaurant this might have been?
Well just wanted to say hi and see you around the boards.
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2008-07-21 05:50 am  Permalink|
Hi Poly and Welcome to TC, come in and Stay awhile!
Joined: Jul 21, 2008
|Posted: 2008-07-21 11:37 am  Permalink|
New here and new to Tiki collecting. I've been a fan of Tiki for as long as I can remember but only within the last year or so have I actually started collecting.
I spend a bit of time on the lottaliving.com website as I am also a big MCM fan.
My wife and I recently (6 months ago) bought a McMansion here in Anthem, AZ and I've
been given the upstairs covered balcony to build my TIKI BAR. Photos to come on the build. I look forward to reading all your experiences and knowledge of everything Tiki.....
Joined: Jul 21, 2008
|Posted: 2008-07-21 5:51 pm  Permalink|
Hi...longtime lurker, as they say, always harboring a hankering for tiki treasures.
Food blogger at EatingLA.com
Lover of L.A. history, restaurants and architecture, indoctrinated at the Luau in Beverly Hills at an early age.
Hope to meet some of you one day.
Joined: Aug 18, 2007
|Posted: 2008-07-21 9:17 pm  Permalink|
Hey All! I've been reading posts on this site for a little over a year now. I don't usually post on sites since I'm inconsistent on checking them, but I noticed I am here just about every night so I thought I'd start. I'm from Edmond, OK. I call it the inland island. Thanks for having me!
Joined: Jul 22, 2008
From: Boussu (Belgium)
|Posted: 2008-07-22 12:55 am  Permalink|
I am Jeanfi and I am coming from Belgium.
I collect tiki mugs since more than one year.
Have big interest in popular culture, music, tattoos, reading...
Hope to find here more informations about tikis, tiki culture.
Maybe somes peoples from Europa...
Please excuse my english, it is not my native language.
Joined: Apr 25, 2008
From: Long Beach
|Posted: 2008-07-22 09:51 am  Permalink|
Jeanfi you sound like an excellent ambassador of tiki, welcome!
Joined: Jun 23, 2008
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2008-07-22 09:53 am  Permalink|
Hello everyone, I'm new here to TC. I live in San Diego, CA. I've always dug Tiki, but finally started to carve and create tiki. I am fully addicted now. Mugs are starting to accumulate, along with the tiki theme in my backyard. My old neighbor Bob (Buzzard) taught me some tricks of the trade on carving and took me to two chops. There I meet some of you, and learned some more. I will post my progress soon.Thanks for having me aboard!!
-John A. Butterfield, aka, Johnny Bass, jab tiki.
Joined: Jul 27, 2008
|Posted: 2008-07-27 10:54 pm  Permalink|
Hello Folks! I have been reading posts here for sometime and I would like to thank everyone for such generous provisions of information, but also the good feeling among so many of the people here. My name is Robert and if you can guess from my moniker, I love The Beachcomber's (IMHO) masterpiece. I look forward to many more hours of tantalizing and interesting discussion! Sincerely, Robert
|Buckeye Bern Tiki|
Joined: Jul 28, 2008
From: The Buckeye State
|Posted: 2008-07-28 7:00 pm  Permalink|
Aloha All!!! I have just joined, even though I have been a tiki-file for some time!!! I grew up in Ohio and have many, many many fond memories of the Kahiki!!!! Just ask my older sister, which some of you will know as Sabina ... or Exotic Sabina .... Can't wait to make it to my first Tiki event at that Hot Rod Hula Hop in two weeks!!!
Hope to see you all there!!!
Guess which one I am?
Proudly Posted By ...Buckeye Bern Tiki!!!
[ This Message was edited by: Buckeye Bern Tiki 2008-07-28 19:05 ]
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Apr 08, 2002
From: The Lounge of the Seven Pleasures!
|Posted: 2008-07-28 9:26 pm  Permalink|
Gee Bernie, those whiskers of yours are really outta control! (kidding, just kidding.)
Yup, beware TikiCentral, my little bro has found his way here!
Can't wait to see you at the HRHH kiddo!
Joined: Mar 22, 2007
|Posted: 2008-07-28 9:35 pm  Permalink|
Hey Everybody! Dave Bird here from Utah! I am an guest artist with Disney and love the Tiki way.....even in Utah. Just wish we had a palm tree or 2 here. Oh well.
Joined: Jul 23, 2008
|Posted: 2008-08-02 7:48 pm  Permalink|
As a new guy here I wanted to get this introduction out of the way as quickly as possible.
I am a professional Chef and have been cooking for around 20 years. I've done all kinds of things, including fully authentic Luaus (with homemade fermented Poi)and tiki themed events for over 1,000 people. I cook all types of food and am more than willing to give pointers on food preparation or recipes.
I am currently building a tiki bar in the basement of our house. I will post before pictures very soon.
My tiki interests are some mugs (not collecting for collection's sake), Black velvet paintings (both buying and making), and any other DIY type projects that come up.
About the only thing that I do that's very different from what else is going on around this board is that I am somewhat known for my tiki ice carvings. I do tiki poles and relief carvings out of ice for special events. Occasionally I do fruit and vegetable carvings of the same nature, notably an Easter Island scene on a watermelon.
I hope this gives everyone a little glimpse into what's going on from my end.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2008-08-02 8:02 pm  Permalink|
Chef, welcome! I love ice and food sculpture! Please post some pics. Here is a classic, by Babalu: