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

Joined: Nov 29, 2002
Posts: 1794
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-11-22 12:21 am   Permalink

Aloha Ulianna
Welcome to Tiki Central and SoCal. You'll love Long Beach. A lot of da TC ohana lives up & around there.

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Velvet Ruby
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 22, 2003
Posts: 117
From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-11-22 7:50 pm   Permalink

Hallooo..

I'm new.. From the Tiki wasteland that is the great white north.. Former lurker on the Tiki Central yahoo group.. Nice to meet everyone!
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DawnTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 01, 2002
Posts: 1676
From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2003-11-22 8:24 pm   Permalink

Welcome back Velvet Ruby

 
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purple jade
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 19, 2003
Posts: 1450
From: New Orleans
Posted: 2003-11-22 10:15 pm   Permalink

Aloha Velvet Ruby!
I think we need to team up and star in our own graphic novel.


 
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meowdy
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Nov 22, 2003
Posts: 11
From: LA,CA
Posted: 2003-11-23 01:24 am   Permalink

hiya all,
im andrew, sometime lurker who has finally succumbed to the offshore breezes of tikicentral. i met some of y'all at the Tiki Ti in my hometown, during miles thompsons signing - -your ambassadors were so swell, figured i should peek in the hut and say hi!
cheers!


 
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Maori_man
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 23, 2003
Posts: 190
From: Portland, Oregon
Posted: 2003-11-23 6:29 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Long time reader,first time poster(on the urging's on one Mr. Tikimaxton!!).

Collecting Tiki for awhile, lived in Hawaii when I was a little "haolie", still love the Pacific Rim! So much so I have a tiki arm band tattoo!!! See you on the boards - Surf's Up!!


 
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GoneNative
Member

Joined: Nov 24, 2003
Posts: 4
From: Dallas Metroplex
Posted: 2003-11-24 10:10 am   Permalink

First it was Ultra Lounge CDs about a year ago, then I fell in love with a portable tiki bar I saw for sale in a gift shop for about $1900 (have gone back to visit it about 5 times now, can't purchase yet) and have been day dreaming ever since how fun it would be to create a tiki bar room out of my dining room we don't use.

Then I was at Half Price Books yesterday and there it was, The Book of Tiki. My life is forever changed. I started hunting tiki on the Internet and found among others, Tiki Farm, I want it all.

I just have to have my tiki bar. I had no idea I would be sucked in by the power of TiKi! What is happening to me? I couldn't even sleep last night. I am tiki crazed! Now I've decided to do the hall bath and back yard in tiki too, couldn't stop brainstorming. Can't wait to get my hands on a chainsaw and make my own tikis. I'm telling you, I have suddenly gone bananas.

I live in the Dallas, TX area and I don't know of any tiki bars here, but I will be in Austin on Saturday, where is that Oceans 11 place? Husband is willing to be an enabler to my new addiction, says he will take me there.

Stepson at breakfast this morning asked, "What is tiki?" Husband answered, "Something that is going to cost me a lot of money."
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Unkle John
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2003-11-24 12:36 pm   Permalink

GoneNative, ALOHA and Howdy!
If you need any questions awnsered about tiki locations and good thrift shops, just ask myself, juno, TikiMikey, or any of the quiet Dallas tikiphiles. But general questions will be happy awnsered by any of us.
So how's your collection?
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GoneNative
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Joined: Nov 24, 2003
Posts: 4
From: Dallas Metroplex
Posted: 2003-11-24 1:01 pm   Permalink

I got that book yesterday, and that is it, I mean, I am hooked - less than 24 hours ago, I just realized I had a passion for it and what it was, I didn't even know until I saw that book yesterday. I've been enjoying my Ultra Lounge music and lusting after a tiki bar, never realizing there was a whole culture to be explored here.

Where is a good place to start? I loved the stuff I saw on Tiki Farm, it looked high quality. I don't care for the plastic mugs, I would like a little bit of marketing memorabilia, the tiki bar I saw in the gift shop - too cool, bar counter is in the shape of a boomerang - probably some of that Shag person's art, and a few shelves of mugs and other collectibles. Gotta have the bar, stock the bar, and get some mai tais concocted. I love to throw theme parties - when I can get some of this together, I will always have a party ready to go!

I am day dreaming of a volcano to hang on the wall, plugs in, looks like it erupts over and over, made with neon or something, maybe the volcano is just part of a larger piece of art or advertising. Ever seen anything like that? Also, does anyone sell any shelving with a little dim, colored indirect lighting built into it so that it shines on or behind the collectibles? That would be cool. Just ideas to get me started. I am not ready to install a fish tank, but I think I would like to replace the curtains in that room with some thatching, looks like that could get a little expensive.
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Andrew
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 76
From: Anaheim, CA
Posted: 2003-11-24 1:39 pm   Permalink

-Stepson at breakfast this morning asked, "What is tiki?" Husband answered, "Something that is going to cost me a lot of money." -

Glad he's figured it out so quickly!
Welcome,
A


 
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TikiSteve
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Nov 23, 2003
Posts: 20
From: Santa Maria, CA
Posted: 2003-11-24 6:48 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

I just joined Tiki Central. I've enjoyed your posted messages, especially GoneNative, and decided to join.

Like many tikiheads out there my interest in the whole scene started in childhood. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley out of L.A. my parents and their friends had the tropically decorated backyards and patio bars. I remember many a summer night as a kid as our WWII generation parents partied it up with the tropical drinks and the Louis Prima records. I also remember the trips to the Magic Kingdom and the Enchanted Tikiroom.

Over the years all this had been forgotten, until about a year ago when a friend of mine introduced me to Ultra Lounge. I picked up "Mondo Exotica" and the tiki memories returned like a flood of lava.

Career and family have kept me from indulging much in tikihood, but I do what I can. Living on the Central Coast of California I haven't found much Tiki, so I usually end up surfing the electronic Pacific with a cold tropical cocktail while listening to exotica. However, recently I visited Palm Springs for a conference (leaving the family at home!) and found a great little tiki lounge called "The Reef". It's located poolside at the Caliente Tropics motel. What a great place! If you've been there you know what I mean, and if you haven't, you've got to go!

Well, this is enough for now. Just want to say it's great to be on board and hope to hear more from all of you!

Mahalo,

TikiSteve


 
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Tiki Rider
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2003-11-24 7:48 pm   Permalink

TikiSteve,
Welcome aboard.
Be sure and check out the Tropic's website and do a search of postings on "the Tiki Oasis" held there.
Aloha!


 
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OnaTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 24, 2003
Posts: 409
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-11-26 8:33 pm   Permalink

Aloha fellow Tikiphiles,
We've been reading the posts for awhile now and have enjoyed them greatly. We have finally decided to join and get into the swing of things. We live in sunny San Diego and are hoping to catch up with some of you at the Bali Hai on Friday. We love that place!! We were bitten by the tiki bug about five years ago and now have Tiki in every part of our life. We have dedicated our entire yard and most of our home to tiki. Our fully stocked tiki bar is called the Ona Tiki Lounge. Hope to get to know some of you so you can enjoy the Ona Tiki too.
Moki & Ric


 
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Jungle Trader
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3753
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-11-26 10:41 pm   Permalink

Welcome all new members! Feel free to post pics of your "stuff" here on TC, (backyards, tikis, paintings, mugs, hot hula girls, bars, etc.)
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Shipwreckjoey
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 29, 2002
Posts: 1794
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-11-27 8:17 pm   Permalink

Aloha Moki & Ric,
We plan on dropping by the Bali Hai tomorrow about 7ish. Hope to see you there.
Terry & Sally


 
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