||Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2009-11-03 11:37 am  Permalink|
Someone should write a TIKI CENTRAL DICTIONARY!
Joined: Mar 01, 2007
From: Dallas Texas
|Posted: 2009-11-04 11:21 am  Permalink|
O the shame of it all..how easy it is for many to stray....try to remember, now think real hard...and if it starts to hurt a little that's OK..it just means you are remembering what site you are posting on and how far off you are wandering...go towards the light of the Tiki Torch, come into the light and remember...
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2009-11-04 12:58 pm  Permalink|
Step away from the bong.
|Or Got Rum?|
Joined: Jul 29, 2009
|Posted: 2009-11-04 1:24 pm  Permalink|
Is that a smokeless bong?
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Sep 06, 2008
From: Valley of The Joe
|Posted: 2009-11-09 11:29 am  Permalink|
With very very very many Mahalos to the great Tiki Central Supreme Grand Pooh-Bah,
JTTiki is now............ Aquatic Safarinaut!
Joined: Nov 14, 2009
|Posted: 2009-11-14 04:22 am  Permalink|
Aloha from Paisley, Scotland! Probably the least tiki place in the universe, heheh. Luckily I like to travel, and this year have experienced my first tiki bars in San Francisco, New York and good ol' London. Next year I plan to visit more tiki haunts in Phoenix and Vegas, and possibly Canada (location(s) to be decided).
It's only this year my tiki-lovin' has kicked in. Last year I went to the Enchanted Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom in Florida, and thought this 'new management' stuff was trash, having done the old-skool room many years ago. Still, it piqued my interest in faux Polynesia, and here I am now with my tiki mini bar at home with a pathetic mug collection (4!) and an array of rums and fruit liqueurs, plus a sweet but small tiki idol lamp procured from a Thai seller on ebay. Christmas should be good - my significant other has my wishlist of mugs, swizzle sticks, jewellery and more - yay!
Oh yeah, my name is Cath, I attempted to tiki it up.
Joined: Aug 20, 2007
|Posted: 2009-11-14 08:24 am  Permalink|
Welcome Cath! Four mugs shall nor stand! It's true that once you pick up a hobby like collecting tiki, you become the easiest person on everyone's list to buy for. Happy collecting!
Joined: May 12, 2006
From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
|Posted: 2009-11-14 08:56 am  Permalink|
Heya Cath - yeah, no worries, soon enough before you know it you'll have crates lying around the home marked 'extra tiki stuff'!
I swear that after the 6th mug, 3rd vintage postcard and 5th drink this stuff starts to replicate itself...
Joined: Nov 14, 2009
|Posted: 2009-11-15 05:41 am  Permalink|
Cheers guys - well, my Shag coasters turned up in the mail yesterday so that's the collection growing! I bought all 4 of my mugs at Otto's Shrunken Head in NYC - cheap mass-produced things, but exponentially better than plain glasses - even hurricanes.
One problem is I generally have to buy from the USA, and shipping is a real rip off (coasters were $15.49 shipping - but the set was only $5 so cost was offset somewhat). I really object to ebay sellers charging $20+ to ship one mug to the UK. C'mon - I bought 7 margarita glasses from a USA seller and the shipping cost $20. Oh, and that's when you can even get something shipped abroad - loads of sellers won't. Anyway, I plan to do most tiki shopping on my travels. I just read of the tiki market near Frankie's in Vegas - I can foresee having to pay British Airways' extra bag charge! Obviously I will not leave Vegas until I have bought each of Frankie's mugs too. 4 months to go! Yay!
Joined: Nov 15, 2009
From: land du mice
|Posted: 2009-11-15 2:08 pm  Permalink|
Hey my name is mice and this is an introduction to me at insofar as this forum is concearned.
I blame my friend Mr. Bali Hai for all of this. It is all his fault.
I love going to Forbidden Island. It is within driving distance to me. I have also been to a couple of the Trader Vics in the area and once to The Tonga Room in San Francisco.
I have a couple of Beachbum Berry's drink recipe and history books. I experiment on my poor wife, making tiki drinks for her.
How is that? I hope it's good enough for now.
Joined: Nov 16, 2009
From: So Cali
|Posted: 2009-11-16 09:51 am  Permalink|
hey hows it going my name is Trevor and im from Menifee Ca i just started checking out this site and decided id join. id like to carve my own tiki but im gonna read up on it and then try to tackle it. im mostly into the hotrod and offroad scene but i love the islands so much that i have been secretly putting money away so i can take my wife and son and other booger eater on the way to rent a place on Kauai for at least 2 months and just hang. we own a timeshare in Hawaii and did our Honeymoon on Maui. anyways enough about me. thanks guys for all the future advice on my dumb questions.
Joined: Nov 19, 2009
From: all around
|Posted: 2009-11-19 06:57 am  Permalink|
I'm new to the site but have loved the tiki culture for years. As a kid living in Charlotte, NC, the only time I would see any tikis is when we went to Disneyworld. As an adult I moved to southern California (via the USMC) and that is when I was really introduced to everything tiki. After about ten years of sunny CA, I decided to move back east. I think I must have been in the sun too long or too much rum when that decision was made. However I found myself in southwest Virginia, I started missing the tiki scene of SOCAL and started surfing the net for tikis and found this forum. I'm looking for a place to make some tiki mugs for me to add to my collection.
Joined: Nov 22, 2009
From: Alameda, CA
|Posted: 2009-11-22 10:34 pm  Permalink|
Hello Tiki Enthusiasts!
Long time tiki admirer, lazy collector and crafty professional- working on my newest collection of wall pieces. Will post some pictures in the crafty section soon. Spending spare time at the Forbidden Island, now that I am an Alameda resident.
See you there!
[ This Message was edited by: amybean 2009-11-22 22:34 ]
Joined: Nov 29, 2009
|Posted: 2009-11-29 7:43 pm  Permalink|
Aloha! Cool, yep, I'm a newbie here too, but come with a little tiki history. I'm here in fort lauderdale working at the MaiKai restaurant, a musician in the show, and fellow tiki carver (among other things). Just wanted to introduce myself, look forward to meeting my fellow tiki brothers and sisters! Here's something I did for Reef Rd Rum Bar in West Palm Beach (carved 6 - 10' tiki), hope you like it!
Joined: Dec 01, 2009
|Posted: 2009-12-01 9:01 pm  Permalink|
I just joined after reading all the posts about the Stockton Islander. My family has old roots in Stockton, I was born there, so were my parents, and their parents. My mom remembers going to the Islander in it's heyday for a prom I think that's just awesome.
My grandfather used to have a diner in Stockton but the highway came through and he had to sell the property... I'm not sure of the name of the place but it had black circles out on the wall front etc. it was over by where the cemetary is to the East.
I've been collecting tiki mugs for just about a year and can't wait to add more to my collection. Look forward to chatting with everyone!