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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Bender_Rodriguez
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Dec 22, 2011
Posts: 34
From: Arizona
Posted: 2011-12-22 06:51 am   Permalink

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou to everyone. New to the group. I'm a Hawaii born guy currently living in Arizona who loves everything Hawaiian and Polynesian even the lovably kitschy tiki culture that some back home find silly. Just thought I'd join up and introduce myself since I'm loving the forum and wanted to add some of my own posts about bringing some of my flavors from home to the desert. Hope to have some fun conversations and meet some interesting people on here!

~~Larry


 
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Rum Belly
Member

Joined: Dec 25, 2011
Posts: 3
From: Tasmania, Australia
Posted: 2011-12-25 04:21 am   Permalink

Hey, just checking in.

From Tasmania, Australia and feeling the vibe you guys are on.

Have been a bartender most of my life and love Tiki drinks, although I only really get to make them at home (not a bad thing!!).

Just ordered some Tiki mugs to grace my kitchen. Looking forward to partaking from them!!!


Some of the home bars here are crazy!!!!!! Anyway will try and contribute from time to time.





 
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Jungle Trader
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2011-12-25 07:22 am   Permalink

Welcome everyone!!!! Merry Christmas!

 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-12-26 12:48 pm   Permalink

Welcome to all the newbies. Hope you are having a Happy Holiday season.
Wishing you a very wonderful Tiki 2012.
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FacesPlace
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 08, 2011
Posts: 48
Posted: 2011-12-27 4:17 pm   Permalink

Hello Everyone!

I've posted a few things since joining, but haven't done this yet, so I'll take this opportunity as I know a proper introduction in important.

My name is George, I'm fortunate enough to live in Oakland CA (I love this town!), and I've been into tiki for about 8 years. It all started with a flea market find, the Trader Vic's Suffering Bastard mugs, bought them for a $1 each, and the urban archeology began (that same seller had the decanter as well, but I didn't buy it...).

My girlfriend and I, whom I call Face (hence my screen name, and the name of our bar at home), have since been frequenting the local watering holes that we're so fortunate to have nearby, Forbidden Island, Conga Lounge, and Trader Vic's Emeryville. When we moved to our new place in Oakland in July of this year, we had an extra room, and decided to make it a tiki bar/adventurer's lounge, it's adorned with tropical and ethnic items from all over the work, and will also have up photos of friends and family and art when it's finished.

As I said, I have posted a bit, but will likely lurk more than participate, as I love seeing the contributions and information here. This place is an immense resource as well, I really enjoy it!


 
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BeerSave
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Joined: Dec 29, 2011
Posts: 2
Posted: 2011-12-29 10:02 pm   Permalink

Please check out www.BeerSavedMyLife.webstarts.com and let please let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-12-29 10:25 pm   Permalink

Well Beersave, while I like a cocktail or two, but I am talking about drinking responsibly
The cold hard facts are Alcohol kills many more people in real life, everyday.

So what is the point of your post.


 
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BeerSave
Member

Joined: Dec 29, 2011
Posts: 2
Posted: 2011-12-30 12:01 am   Permalink

My site isn't about irresponsible drinking. Its about stories where having a drink could have a good outcome. It's nothing to be too serious about. Life is short and I do believe in drinking responsibly but have fun too.

 
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Bruddah Bear
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 07, 2011
Posts: 629
From: Los Angeles Basin, Westside
Posted: 2011-12-30 12:07 am   Permalink


What does it have to do with Tiki?


Bear



 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-12-30 12:39 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-12-30 00:01, BeerSave wrote:
My site isn't about irresponsible drinking. Its about stories where having a drink could have a good outcome. It's nothing to be too serious about. Life is short and I do believe in drinking responsibly but have fun too.



This one subject I don't joke about, Since it relates directly with the death of my Sister
On your website you mention a story about a construction worker who is drinking on the job
gets involved with an onsite accident, But because he was a bit drunk, It might have saved his life.

What about all the accidents & deaths caused by someone who is drunk when they should not be
and quite possibly your little story about the construction worker might have turned out quite differently, say
the worker might of had the wits about himself to avoid the accident altogether.

This is an issue of personal responsibility, there is a time & place to enjoy a drink, but work,driving a plane, Bus, train or car, controlling heavy machines etc. is not the place to do it, period!

I do not find it entertaining, nor funny to consider otherwise.

The worker in your story obviously had no concern for the safety of anyone else on the job site.
Get my point.

It was this precise lack of personal responsibility that caused the death of my Sister by someone
who should not been behind the wheel of a car.

Sorry to get all serious everyone, but it is this kind of idiot thinking that really chaps my hide
This is why life can be very short for others.



[ This Message was edited by: Chuck Tatum is Tiki 2011-12-30 11:56 ]


 
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'71_Olds
Member

Joined: Nov 27, 2010
Posts: 2
From: North Vassalboro, Maine
Posted: 2012-01-02 10:34 am   Permalink

Hello all. I registered a couple of years ago but never said hi. I'm writing to you from the veritable tiki wasteland of Maine! I do have a small collection that grows 3-5 pieces a year. I'm lucky in that I have a girlfriend who feeds the habit and who herself likes midcentury glassware, clothing, lighting, furniture and other things. I also collect Gil Elvgren illustrations. I dont have a home bar or anything like that yet, but give us time...we'll get there.

-Ross


 
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CoCo-Pelli
Member

Joined: Jan 05, 2012
Posts: 1
From: Houston, Out by the Pool
Posted: 2012-01-05 8:45 pm   Permalink

Hello -

Been lurking for quite awhile, but finally decided to start the year off by buying Sven's book (used!) and joining Tiki Central. All this started several years ago with a vacation stay at the Beverly Hilton and my first Mai Tai. Wow. Started searching the Internet for a recipe upon getting home (ironically, we had driven right by the Tiki-Ti on the way to a Dodgers game!). This led me to the Beachbum Berry books and then finally to Tiki Central. Growing up in the sixties-seventies, the whole post-war era fascinates me, so much of my TC time has been spent "Locating Tiki". In that vein, I was fortunate to visit the Dallas TV's (the week before they closed!!!) and took the family to the Mai-Kai this past spring break (no Mystery Bowl in front of the kids).

My tiki name is from our recently installed pool-side palapa/bar ("CoCo-Pelli Cove"). The name is a nod to the Southwest, whose food my wife and I love to cook, and the tropical(ish) climates we prefer.


 
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Phillip Roberts
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1653
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2012-01-11 1:31 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

13,000. Welcome netfrtiki and other new members.

Let me suggest a few things...

1/ Read back a few pages on any forum... There's lots to see. The more you read back, the better you'll know.

2/ 'Search' is on the top right above where you log in. Often there are other threads with different material on the subject you are interested in.

3/ Have FUN.
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Available now from
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Bongo Bungalow
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2012-01-11 4:20 pm   Permalink

Welcome one and all!


 
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Screaming Lord Richie
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 13, 2010
Posts: 48
From: Boyle Heights, Ca. / Whittier, Ca.
Posted: 2012-01-11 4:43 pm   Permalink

I don't know how new i am... i'm fairly new to tiki. i have a pretty decent mug/shirt collection. i am pretty much a computer geek. and i love mixing juice with alcohol. I'm in a serious relationship and look forward to being married soon. I have attended a couple TC events at Bahooka in Rosemead, Ca. i felt like an outsider... Oh well its nice at least being around tiki people even if everyone is clicked up with their old friends. i'm not one to break the barrier. anyway. i can sing, i can dance, i can act.
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