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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
KopeKahuna
Member

Joined: Apr 27, 2004
Posts: 2
From: Baltimore
Posted: 2004-04-27 3:49 pm   Permalink

Howdy!

Just wanted to introduce myself. Name is Brian, aka KopeKahuna... and I am a long time Polynesian-nut in Baltimore. I have lived everywhere (including Hawaii Kai on Oahu) and have seen many Tiki Bars and Restaurants in my travels. I am looking to open a Coffee company in the next few months (preferably in Florida) and plan on making the Roaster's retail outlet (aka coffeehouse) Tiki-centric.

That's it for now.

Maholo!

KopeKahuna

DRINK COFFEE!!
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Tiki Woo
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 60
From: Redwood City
Posted: 2004-04-28 2:32 pm   Permalink

Hi! I'm new to the Forum and to the Modesto area. I'm a Tiki fanatic and true Lounge Lizard! I'm hoping to meet other Lizards in the area! E-mail me!!!!

 
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Unga Bunga
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5856
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-04-28 2:35 pm   Permalink

3Dtiki KopeKahuna - Tiki Woo
WELCOME!!!!
Enjoy the site!
Unga

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tikicleen
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 11, 2003
Posts: 335
From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2004-04-28 2:56 pm   Permalink

modesto you say?? do you per chance frequent minnie's or the tiki lounge? we have a small modesto contingent of tikiness...well okay, its just me and jungeltrader, but dammit, we are cool people. come join us at minnie's! let's swap stories over some drinks.



aloha


 
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tikiaholic
Member

Joined: Apr 25, 2004
Posts: 1
From: Ann Arbor, MI
Posted: 2004-04-28 3:17 pm   Permalink

It started about 4 years ago when I decided to paint my livingroom the color(s) of the rasta flag (it looks good, REALLY!), then came the underwater mural on one of the walls, then the shelving shaped like a row boat found by the dumpster, the 6ft.mermaid lamp, the tiki cookie jar, the many assorted thrift shop items leading to a need for tiki glasses->yup, got em', the fish netting & shells, then stumbled into the "Swank Pad" and bought a music C.D.(love it), then more "music", & books whoa!!, then finding the Tiki Central web site and reading, reading, reading, then the munktiki mugs (yeow-very cool), then realizing I could find tiki stuff on ebay (Wooo-hooo I signed right up)and 2 months and many purchases later I felt worthy of joining tikicentral...I have arrived!Peace

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Tiki Woo
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 60
From: Redwood City
Posted: 2004-04-28 3:20 pm   Permalink

I did say Modesto! Let's meet at the Tiki Bar soon! I've been to the Tiki Bar once, I was the one outside hugging the tikis!

My boyfriend and I just bought a house and don't know a soul in the area. I would love to meet some people! I'll let you know when I'll be at the bar.


 
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tikicleen
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 11, 2003
Posts: 335
From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2004-04-28 3:29 pm   Permalink

tiki woo~ if we are not able to meet up soon, be sure to check out minnie's restaurant on mchenry (just down the street from the tiki lounge) on may 22nd in the early evening. if you look under the tiki events section, you'll see a thread talking about a tiki show by jungletrader. he is a carver, and is going to bring a little tiki sale/show to minnie's that evening. other tiki artists and tiki centralites will be there as well. so definitely come out for that. we also meet up every month or so for drinks at minnie's on friday nights.

do you collect mugs as well?



 
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The Ragin' Rarotongan
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 26, 2004
Posts: 282
From: Now, Ocala Florida
Posted: 2004-04-28 3:45 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone! I know it's a little late, but i hadn't seen this thread until now. I have been into collecting tiki's for a couple years now, and just recently found this site. everyone here is pretty damn cool, and the artwork posted is phenomenal. I live in the ft lauderdale area, if anyone wants to hang out and grab a drink at the Mai Kai happy hour!

 
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Tiki Woo
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 60
From: Redwood City
Posted: 2004-04-28 4:05 pm   Permalink

I'll be there! I do collect mugs, just anything tiki in general. I want to start collecting carvings for my backyard so it sounds like the sale/show is right up my alley. And I gotta check out Minnies! Count me in for a Minnie's meet-up. I would love to meet other enthusiasts. E-mail me!

 
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Kalikiana
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 01, 2004
Posts: 85
From: Shepherdstown, WV
Posted: 2004-05-01 1:16 pm   Permalink

Hi all! I've loved browsing Tiki Central for about a year now and I've finally decided to post. I'm up at Lake Tahoe and there's really NOT a lot of tiki around here, so that makes for lots of road trips. But every now and then I'll find a surprise at a yard sale or flea market. Met some folks yesterday that found what I believe to be a witco "copy" or witco-like tiki bar hanging out by a dumpster...DAMN, wrong place, wrong time. BUT, they stripped it and splashed a pink whitewash all over it and put about 20 coats of polyurethane on the top! YUCK! I tried to get them to give it up or sell it (without luck) to restore it back to original condition...the man's in love with it , the wife hates it, won't let it in the house, but can deal with it in the garage if it stays pink! Any other tikiphiles in this area? I hope to meet some of you at the NW tiki crawl. This'll be my first tiki crawl so I'm thrilled. Cheers to you and this wonderful forum! K

 
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Alnshely
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 974
From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2004-05-01 1:30 pm   Permalink

Aloha Kalikiana,
My wife and I lived in Gardnerville Nevada for six years. No Tiki?!!!! I got the bulk of my collection in thrift stores on Fourth St. in Reno. Ever go to Trader Dicks at the Nugget? Order the Volcano. Great place.
Mahalo,
Al


 
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thedivas
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: May 01, 2004
Posts: 42
From: Silver Lake, CA
Posted: 2004-05-01 7:12 pm   Permalink

hi - i've been a sometime reader but decided to jump in with both feet and stop being a voyeur. actually, "the divas" are me and my daughter, whose name actually is diva. we pretty much do everything together. looking forward to some back and forth with y'all.

 
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Kalikiana
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 01, 2004
Posts: 85
From: Shepherdstown, WV
Posted: 2004-05-02 1:28 pm   Permalink

Hi Alnshely,
Hmmmm, I must've hit all those thrift stores along 4th street Reno right after you went thru! I have found a few items there, but usually I see items I already have. But I'll have to look harder and go more often. I guess I just get disappointed when I come up tiki-less after 4-5 tiki-search trips...but then again, that's what makes it fun and even more thrilling when you DO find something. I did find a large carved wooden tiki mug at the Salvation Army store in Carson city the other day. And Yesterday in South Lake I found a Rapa Nui travel brochure from 1963 with Moais on the cover. It made my day. I guess there IS tiki around here afterall. I DO love the giant Moai at the putt-putt golf right off South Virginia in Reno. South Lake's putt-putt also has a neat tiki fixture. Trader Dick's IS cool...love the aquarium, however, the times I've been there the service was horrible, and they were playing very loud and distorted 70's-80's hard rock music (like Van halen and George Thorogood). Nothing wrong with these guys, just not the right atmosphere for sipping tiki. The drinks were OK though, once you could get someone's attention. I often think about quitting my job and starting up a neat tiki bar somewhere. Cheers to you! K


 
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Kalikiana
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 01, 2004
Posts: 85
From: Shepherdstown, WV
Posted: 2004-05-02 1:37 pm   Permalink

Hi Divas,
Do you live in Silver Lake off Hwy 88 near Tahoe, or Silver Lake near LA? I've never gone thru either. Glad to meet you both. K


 
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thedivas
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: May 01, 2004
Posts: 42
From: Silver Lake, CA
Posted: 2004-05-02 2:25 pm   Permalink

Hi Kalikiana:

we're from the LA Silver Lake tribe. just a hop, skip and a jump from the famous Tiki Ti on Sunset. i share your dream to someday open a little tiki bar. other than Tiki Ti, there aren't any in this area (that i know of) and i know Silver Lake/Echo Park is rife with tikiphiles. Aloha nui, Carol


 
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