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

Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2156
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2003-07-28 7:55 pm   Permalink


When it's raining here in Tampa, and especially at night, I'll step outside for a smoke and sit at the bar, under the fan, surrounded by 30 or so palms lit dimly from the glow of the pool light and the low voltage light that shines on the carved 5 foot palm tiki at the entrance.
The masks and assorted oddities I've collected over the years seem to want to join in singing with the Hawaiian music that plays softly over the outdoor speakers.
I sip some tropical beverage and pretend that I'm in the Islands waiting for a dive in the morning.

Then, when I'm driving throught the mad traffic that Tampa has spawned through the influx of mutant yuppies and their "angry about having everything" progeny, I can hum a Hawaiian melody and think about my little hideaway, The Lagoon Lounge.

More and more, friends call during their busy weeks at their most stressed times and ask the simple question, "When's Tiki Time this week?"

My obsession began early - age 8 - dad brought me back a blue hawaiian shirt from the islands and took me to the Trader Vics in D.C.

Now he enjoys sitting at the Lagoon, although a tee-totaler, and watching his grandchildren and a few of his children sitting around playing ukes and various island percussion instruments and singing and swimming and eating lots of spam...

...well, not the spam. That's one part of the islands I haven't embraced.

Now I find a place on the web that gives me some of that same simple joy.
Thanks folks.

P.S. Kiliki and Swanky, congrats on the Hukilau - I ordered some matches and swizzle sticks from your site. Very cool. I'm dreadfully bummed that I missed the shindig but I just couldn't make it. I've already put next September on hold for it.




 
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Jungle Trader
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-07-28 10:04 pm   Permalink

Welcome Pablus, thanks for sharing your story.
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Tiki Pirate
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 28, 2003
Posts: 12
From: Maryland
Posted: 2003-07-29 9:47 pm   Permalink

Tiki Pirate here, just got into Tiki, mainly through my intrest in carving, although I am quickly learning there is more to this than just wooden statues. Great forum you guys and gals have here.

 
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zedfish
Member

Joined: Jul 22, 2003
Posts: 3
Posted: 2003-07-30 10:54 pm   Permalink

Hi- I'm a newbie to tikiland, but catching up fast after an evening at the Tonga room (Mai Tai good; band godamn awful)- It'll be trader Vics next-
Anyone know a good site for info on original tiki mugs?


 
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Suburban Hipster
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 12, 2002
Posts: 272
From: Rockville, Maryland
Posted: 2003-07-31 05:59 am   Permalink

Aloha all,

Hey Tiki Pirate, what part of Maryland are you in? The Maryland/Virginia/DC contingent of Tiki Central has a board as well for planning local events.
http://marylanddctiki.proboards2.com Stop by and introduce yourself.

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Tiki Pirate
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 28, 2003
Posts: 12
From: Maryland
Posted: 2003-08-01 09:06 am   Permalink

Suburban Hipster,

I'm from the eastern shore...sadly a very tiki-barren bit of land. But I will certainly stop by your forum!


 
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AquaZombie
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 01, 2003
Posts: 461
From: Thrillville
Posted: 2003-08-01 2:39 pm   Permalink



 
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AquaZombie
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 01, 2003
Posts: 461
From: Thrillville
Posted: 2003-08-01 2:45 pm   Permalink

Just saying Aloha from Thrillville (www.thrillville.net). I'm pals with many current surfers in these waters who finally convinced me to dive on in.

I'm married to Monica, The Tiki Goddess. I like Tiki stuff in general, and always have, even before I knew exactly what Tiki meant. I want to live in Hawaii some day. I collect exotica LPs and own many aloha shirts.

Tabanga in "From Hell It Came" is one of my favorite monsters.

In case you're wondering where I got my user name - I'm not sure, it just dawned on me, though I think it was inspired by the infamous (in certain circles) under-water zombie scene in the Italian zombie epic, "Zombie" (1979) in which the undead swimmer first stalks a topless deep sea diving babe, then tangles with a shark (!). I don't know if it's Tiki (though it does take place off a tropical island), but I like it.

I think this tells you just about everything you need to know about me.


 
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tikivixen
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 28, 2002
Posts: 724
From: Vallejo CA
Posted: 2003-08-01 6:32 pm   Permalink

Hurray! Let me be the first to say, welcome to Tiki Central, AquaZombie!!!

Love the moniker (okay, pun intended!)

Lisa aka tikivixen


 
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Jungle Trader
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-08-01 6:34 pm   Permalink

Anybody welcome ZedFish?.........HEY ZEDFISH, Welcome to TC, ALOOOOHA!
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CruzinTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 215
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: 2003-08-01 7:49 pm   Permalink

Welcome Tiki Pirate, zedfish and AquaZombie! Pablus,your story (almost) made me wish I lived in Florida! Aloha and welcome!
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All hail the freaky tiki!


 
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Cool Manchu
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 562
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2003-08-03 4:28 pm   Permalink

Aloha Nui!

I am new to the boards and pretty much new to Tiki. Thanks to reading here and various other places, you all have opened my eyes to the many varities of mugs and bowls and on and on.

Thank you everyone for helping feed my love of Tiki!

Cool Manchu


 
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Daddy Coconut
Member

Joined: Aug 02, 2003
Posts: 4
From: Houston, Texas
Posted: 2003-08-03 8:04 pm   Permalink

Hey all,

I am new to this board, livin' here in Houston, Texas like Formikahini.

Nice to meet ya!


 
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ecm
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 27, 2003
Posts: 27
From: ontario canada
Posted: 2003-08-05 7:10 pm   Permalink

aloha....everyone , ecm...from hamilton ontario...canada

 
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Jungle Trader
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-08-05 7:20 pm   Permalink

Cool Manchu, Daddy Coconut and ecm........ALOHA! WELCOME to TC.
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