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Orange County Crawl Atfermath
Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2003-03-31 2:12 pm   Permalink

I've been afraid to say anything for fear of being declared a fire hazard and being pointed to the exit. But I now realize I am safely out of Newport Beach and no longer repressed by the Orange Curtain! So, here is my rambling thoughts & thanks:

Mahalo to Bamboo Ben & the Mrs. for being great hosts to the pre and post crawl gathering, and for making me a bamboo dickhead!

Mahalo to Bong for setting it up and securing us the bus!

Mahalo to PolyPop for his cruise director efforts, keeping us well herded and on schedule!

Mahalo to the Smoking Menehunes for some awesome entertainment! (Where'd you find Shirley? She is great!)

Mahalo to Chongolio for the cool commemorative T-shirts offered!

Mahalo to Alnshely for all their support efforts!

Mahalo to Wierduncletiki for entertaining us throughout the crawl! (and Shirley too!)

Mahalo to all who contributed to the potluck feast and cocktails!

Mahalo to Andy the bus driver for putting up with us for the night!

Mahalo to everyone for making the whole evening awesome!

Bong, when is the official TC lynching of the guy who recommended Billy's as a crawl stop?

It was nice meeting you, Laney! It was great having a face to face chat with the feisty fox herself!

As small and noisy as the Royal Hawaiian bar is, they were very accommodating. And it was amazing seeing the bartender making over a dozen lapu lapus at once! (anyone get a pic of those lined up on the bar?)

I won't go into the whole Billy's thing, 'cause I just know one of those little blonde bitches is hiding out in the bushes waiting to attack!

And what can I say about Sam's? The place is just great! They always welcome our group with smiles!

I'll stop rambling now, as my mind is occupied with trying to figure out why my aloha shirt pocket was filled with leaves...



 
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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2003-03-31 2:20 pm   Permalink

Awwww shucks, TWT thanks for all the, too sweet comments, but you must have been as drunk as the rest! It was really great to talk to many of you I haven't met before. And nice to find out that I'm the TC Bitch, or as Pup said "let's just call it feisty!" I spent the time saying "I'm nice-really, I haven't a clue why all the threads I post on get LOCKED!!!" (((now just agree with me and do as I say and it'll all be o.k.)))

Whoever made the badges rocks-I still laugh when I see it. I guess I have to give props to Hulalua for calling us "Hoity-Toity" We revel in it!

Pop, you did an amazing job! Cory has a hard enough time getting Me in the car much less 50 drunk tiki freaks! Cory also had a great time and was happy people liked the shirt he picked out-all by himself. But, somebody grabbed his ass! Bong was that you?

I have to agree with Bax that some non-TC chicks didn't get it. Especially when, mid-conversation, LuckyD got dragged off his barstool by his sideburn! I thought this was TC not the wives with knives club! Some were super cool-Mrs. Boo (although she dosen't remember) and Mrs. Wreck (sorry, the name is sooo funny)

I wish we had more time to talk and mingle (Bong was avoiding me). TWT has a good idea and I saw a sign for Sam's Show. We should all get together for a luau! A friend of a friend dances at the show on Fridays so she could help set things up. We may get a discount with a large group. After the show we could do cocktails at Dukes or Aloha Grill. Let's get this thing together! SCHTTCOMP here we come! (Sven isn't that Deutch for something?)

What a fun and nutty bunch we have!

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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-03-31 2:20 pm   Permalink

TraderPup, Mahalo to YOU for the kick-ass commemorative badges!


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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 1500
From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-03-31 2:45 pm   Permalink

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PolynesianPop wrote:TraderPup, Mahalo to YOU for the kick-ass commemorative badges!



Yes, TraderPup, thanks for the NON-Tiki Crawl III version of the badge! (or as Bax calls it, the "you suck for not going" badge)

Chongolio~thanks for the shirt! You've only got a few left, right?

BambooBen~ Thanks for the TC Crawl necklace!

LuckyDesigns~ Thanks for the KikaTiki stickers! One is on my Duke Kahanamoku longboard (skateboard)!

Stentiki & Bong (and anyone else that brought food): Thanks for the pre-Crawl food! Ahhhh..Li's!

PolynesianPop~ maybe you can get together with Chongolio & Bong & Sam's Seafood to make an official Tiki Central sign for Sam's to hang at their entrance or somewhere in the bar area. Chongolio can do the the die-cut and place it on a dark/black plexiglass and make sure "TikiCentral.com" is on it somewhere. We can setup a "Hanging" ceremony if approved with Sam's. Also, how about a carved Shecky Tiki for the bar, and it will be our equivalent of "buddah" where we rub the tummy upon entering the bar. This could catch on at "TC Approved" bars all over the world!

SugarCaddyDaddy

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Traderpup
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2003-03-31 3:16 pm   Permalink

I just had a disturbing yet funny thought:

Imagine if Laney was with us at Billy's?



 
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2003-03-31 3:27 pm   Permalink

Laney,

It wasn't me that grabbed your ass, I don't touch anything that might cause my financial kingdom to crumble.

And if I was avoiding you, it was just to frustrate you as I KNOW YOU REALLY, REALLY wanted to say I was right about sushi bars!



    
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PolynesianPop
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-03-31 3:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-03-31 15:16, Traderpup wrote:
Imagine if Laney was with us at Billy's?





That would have been great. Laney would have definitely kicked ass and taken names!

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On 2003-03-31 14:45, SugarCaddyDaddy wrote:
PolynesianPop~ maybe you can get together with Chongolio & Bong & Sam's Seafood to make an official Tiki Central sign for Sam's to hang at their entrance or somewhere in the bar area.

Also, how about a carved Shecky Tiki for the bar, and it will be our equivalent of "buddah" where we rub the tummy upon entering the bar.



SCD, that's a great idea! We definitely have to leave our mark there - our new clubhouse, our home away from home.


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stentiki
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: Huntington Beach
Posted: 2003-03-31 4:33 pm   Permalink



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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2003-03-31 4:42 pm   Permalink

I think I was the only one that had a good time at Billy's. Maybe by making a beeline to the outside bar, I avoided most of the Nazi Waitresses. Just the fact that it was a new tiki bar I hadn't been to yet was good enough for me. But I really liked the design of the bars, with their Leeteegs, the tapa lamp and the tiki poles.

While I was waiting at the bar, a hot little blonde sidled up to me, touched me on the arm, and asked coyly, "Do you think you could find a table so we could order a few drinks and maybe get an appetizer?"

I haven't had an aggressive girl use a good pickup line on me for ages, so I said, "Well, I'm ordering drinks now, just tell me what you want, and I'll get us an appetizer to split."

"Oh, I'm sorry," she said. "I thought you were a waiter!"

It was the Hawaiian shirt and the lei I was wearing. The "we" she had mentioned was her group of friends. I thought my friend Christian was going to laugh his ass off. I refused to be embarrassed.

"No" I said, "But I'm serious about that appetizer. What do you want?"

She ended up being a good sport and hung out with us for a short time. But then there was the challenge of getting our drinks. I agree with Traderpup - the bartenders at the Royal Hawaiian had risen magnificently to the challenge of making Lapu Lapus for fifty people at once and earned my respect - but this pretty-boy bartender at Billy's was getting pissy.

"I'm not making any more Navy Grogs" he told his audience. "They take too much work for the dollar tips I'm getting." (or something like that). But I had seen the alcohol he was putting into those Grogs, as well as the rock-candy swizzle stick and Christian and I each wanted one. We waved him a preview of our tip and he quickly repented and made us a couple. (Yeah. Laney would have kicked his college-boy ass). But the drinks were worth it. Deadly powerful.

Then two other cute girls grabbed me and sat me at a stool between them.

"You're part of that tiki group that just came in, aren't you?" One of them asked. "What other bars are you hitting?"

It turns out they were tiki fans as well and had been to both the Royal Hawaiian and Sam's before. I scribbled out the web-address for Tiki Central and told them about future events. Then I went back inside to look for the rest of our group.

It was at that time that the combined Lapu Lapu from the last bar and the Navy Grog in my hand both kicked in. Suddenly I was seeing two of everything and was unable to walk unless I was holding on to something. I was happily snapping blurry photos and sucking on my swizzle stick when I heard Polynesian Pop's conch shell horn blowing and I couldn't believe it was already time to board the bus. My "souvenir" glass tumbler with the Leeteeg logo was efficiently snatched from my hand by one of those blonde waitresses as I exited.

Sam's Seafood was much more relaxing and more my style, but like I said, I'm happy we went to Billy's as well. I'm just sad everyone else got so stomped on by the employees.

BTW - Polynesian Pop - that conch horn was an excellent touch. Reminded me fondly of my days outrigger-canoeing, when the conch was sounded at the start and end of every race.

Sabu


 
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thejab
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2003-03-31 5:00 pm   Permalink

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On 2003-03-31 16:42, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Then two other cute girls grabbed me and sat me at a stool between them.



Maybe you should change your tiki central name to Sabu the Ladies Man!

The decor at Billy's did look pretty good in the pics. But I can't believe the rudeness of the bartender! Telling you he won't make a drink for a dollar tip. Outrageous!
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7470
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2003-03-31 5:16 pm   Permalink

Next time we do this remind me to bring some visine so the bartenders will serve me!( i don't smoke pot. It was the wind and I have alergies! ya right! I swear to god! ask my wife! no booze for you! ok, go f your self asshole! get him out of my bar! F you again!!! Arghh!) Mahalos to all 50+ of you who made this happen. It was a blast! (i think?) Back to my spa filled with menudo and pedialite!

P.S. MONDO TIKI!!!


 
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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2003-03-31 5:25 pm   Permalink

That was so much fun. Thank you to everyone who helped put the party together and create the necklaces and name badges. Super thanks to the Bamboo's for hosting the party. Bax, thank you for slapping me in the face. That was the most fun I've had in a long time.

Sorry about the Billy's stop, I kinda figured before hand that they wouldn't be to into our group. It was still a good stop, if not just to see the OA decore. We'll have to call and apologize for buying hundreds of dollars worth in Navy Grogs and ruining their night for one hour. By the way, if I'm standing in the way of a fire exit when a fire breaks out, I'll probably use that exit. Maybe next crawl, we can do Duke's or something instead of Billy's. I did have a good time at Billy's though, and the Navy Grog was super good.

It was also super cool to meet the folks that I haven't met before, even if I didn't get to talk to them for as long as I would have liked to.

I'll have pictures up soon.

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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2003-03-31 5:48 pm   Permalink

Bong, no one grabbed my ass it was Cory who got his ass grabbed. Maybe it was hard for you to tell us apart by that 3rd stop but he was the 6'6 guy with the goatee, I just have the beard.

I'm sad I missed Billy's, sounds like my kind of challenge. I never make it down that way anyhow since Sid's is gone. There is nothing like pissing off a group of 50 who'll tell their friends, and their friends.....

I agree the bartender at Sam's is very nice but, I'm not a huge fan of the TC drink. This girl needs her Jack!
So when are we doing the show at Sam's?


 
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2003-03-31 6:25 pm   Permalink

I loved Sid's, it's a shame that place closed. Sid still owns the Blue Beet in Newport but the crowd is pretty much the same as at Billy's.
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Doctor Z
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From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2003-03-31 8:26 pm   Permalink

First I'd like to give big props to everyone who made this awesome event happen: mahalo to Bong and PolyPop, the guys who got this thing going, to Chongolio with the shirts, Trader Pup with the badges, to the Smokin' Menehunes and the staff at Sam's & the RH to the ever-gracious Boo's - well, the list just goes on! (Gawrsh - I just luv my TC family!) I had just an incredible time and can't wait for another! I have a feeling it's gonna be a hell of a summer... (I kinda like the idea of 'cutting out the middle-man' and just shuttling back and forth between Ben's and Sam's next time!)

However, I must comment: what's up with all the whiners? "Oohh... I've got a hangover... Oooh... my head hurts..." Aw c'mon you big babies! If you'd only taken the Good Doctor's advice and popped a 'Vitamin B/Lecithin/Aspirin' cocktail before bed, you'd have been as right as rain the next mornin', as I was! (and mind you I appeared to be the only one drinkin' the 151 at Ben's and was still up drinkin' mai tai's at 3:00am with Mustang Sally & ShipwreckJoey, long after the 'amatuers' had gone to bed...) I posted it before in the 'hangover cures' thread, but did anyone take my advice? Noooooo... So while all y'all were swearing at your misfortune and holding your aching heads all day, I was enjoying the beautiful weather and checkin' out Bosko's place in Escondido, pickin' up a sweet 5-footer! (and if you haven't seen his 'Kapu-Tiki' bar - don't. It'll just make you weep...) But as far as the hangovers go - maybe you'll take my advice next time? (I'm not 'Doctor Z' for nuthin', y'know...)

I wholeheartedly endorse the idea of makin' Sam's the 'Official SoCal TikiCentral Clubhouse', even though it's kind of a drive for me. Can we get glasses/mugs made with our TC names on 'em that we can use just at Sam's? I know other bars (National's in Torrance, for one...) have 'em that they keep right there for all the regulars. I'd love to be able to walk in, order a drink and have it served in MY OWN glass! Of course, maybe we can just have them made and bring them with us. I know they don't have a problem serving drinks in 'foreign' glasses - Jeff gave me 3 'TikiCentrals' in my 'newly acquired' "Billy's" glass (hey - I had to wash the bad mana outta that glass the best way I knew how - by the way, LuckyD: just how did you get YOURS out again? In your WHAT??) Sound like a viable idea?

Anyhow, thanks again to everyone - "Good Friends and Good Drinks" - who could ask for anything more?
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