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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-01-16 08:35 am   Permalink

Hey PolyPop,
Were you one of the bidders on this tiki? If so, mahalo for the graciuos attitude.
KG

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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2368
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-01-16 10:06 am   Permalink

Geoff,
I wasn't a bidder on this auction (too rich for my blood) but I'm just happy one of us TC'ers got the tiki. I'm sure anybody who was willing to shell out the cash for that thing is an appreciator of it but, if a non-Tiki Central collector won then it may still disappear into oblivion into their own private collection never to be enjoyed by us again. And in my opinion, that's almost like it was lost.

Many a discussion has been had with the premise "Whatever happened to the tiki from ....." What's great about a TC'er picking up these items is we still get to enjoy them; in posts, visits, etc. Some examples include Aquarj's Lanai Tiki, Basement Kahuan's Imperial Luau Tiki, and now your Imperial Luau Tiki. We know these guys are in good hands.



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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-01-16 2:26 pm   Permalink

Congrats bradda Geoff, I'll have to stop by see it when I'm in Florida! I agree with Poly Pop, it's nice to see TC locals get items like that to share with the group for many years.



 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-01-24 2:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha & good mana to you, Basement Kahuna & friend Brad,
The Imperial Luau tiki arrived today in fine shape and is even more impressive than I imagined. The packing job was worthy of the British museum, so thanks for that too.
It was kind of amusing picking it up this morining. First off it's my wife's birthday and do you think I bought her anything that costs this much? No way and I'm in trouble.
Then the guy in our office warehouse calls me and says he wants to know what to do with the two beds they have for me on the loading dock. I had to think about it for a minute before I realized it was the tiki packed in two bed boxes. I told him they were props for a trade show, but I'm not sure if he believed me.
Then, because it is below freezing today in Orlando -- which only happens once per year -- I had the pleasure of transporting the boxes home in our convertible with the top down. Well, let's just say I got some looks.
Next, I get the boxes in the house and the cleaning lady shows up. First of all, she already thinks I'm whacked because of all the freakin mugs and stuff she has to clean around, so when she saw me standing over the two boxes I thought she might just start screaming at me.
Instead, she politely asked what was inside and if she could clean around them. I told her it was a giant tiki from Tahiti and I would have it out of the box in a jiffy and then get out of her way.
After I said it, I realized how weird it must have sounded to her. She took it in stride however, just looking at me and giggling like I had completely lost my mind -- which I probably have -- and then said, "I knew you were home because I saw your car with the top off and your hula girl".
Anyway,I think that pretty much sums up my tiki's arrival in its new home.
Mahalo dudes!


 
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Kentiki
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 86
From: Miami
Posted: 2003-01-24 2:49 pm   Permalink

KailuaGeoff, that whole experience sounds about normal to me. You should have seen me cringe when a coworker poked at my plasma moai! Hands off!

Congratulations on the tiki. He's in good hands.

BULA!


 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-01-24 3:34 pm   Permalink

Exactly Kentiki...
Just like the natives of old Polynesia, our obsession has no shame.


 
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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1079
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2003-01-24 7:35 pm   Permalink

Hey Kailuageoff,
I meant to toss in a congrats too, as I was the bidder you topped on that auction. I guess that means in some ways I cost you a few hundred bucks - sorry about that. Or in the "glass half full" version, maybe I should thank you for saving me a big chunk of dough! Fun hearing your story about getting the tiki and taking it home. Maybe someday I'll see it in person! Best,

-Randy


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3591
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-01-25 10:24 pm   Permalink

Glad you like! That's a hell of a tiki, isn't it? Glad to know that Brad got it there in one piece, too!

 
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