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What do you do for living? Besides living for the love of the Tiki?
GO TIKI
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Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 606
From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
Posted: 2009-06-13 7:08 pm   Permalink

I'm all way's intrigued by the people I meet at art shows and just from going to Tiki events, By what people do for a living, Most of the time, Is Wow! I never would have guessed! There is a wide range of people from the well educated to the beach loving leasure life, That I have meet, But we are all " Ohana " And we all have the same passion which brings a very cool diverse group together. Post some pictures of what you do! For a living, And a brief description from start to what your doing today, So we all know what talent is here! I know we will all be Surprised, Don't be Shy! It's OK to boast here too!

I'll start first, Beside making home/hobbyist ceramic art, Out of high school I was a Union Plumber, Then Worked for Apple Computer on the Macintosh Development Team ( Engineering ) Then hated the inside job, Back to construction as a Union Master Sprinkler Fitter Local 669/709, I have a AA degree from Orange Coast Collage and a AA from Penn State in Fire technology, Today my job is to install fire pumps in all the new class "A" buildings built in So. Cal. All the BIG buildings, Pipe Art! Here is my latest masterpiece, Installed by me, The new Hollywood and Vine project:













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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7463
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-06-13 8:25 pm   Permalink

Besides tiki, I'm a preofessional sleeper!

 
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khan_tiki_mon
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Joined: Sep 15, 2006
Posts: 278
From: Syracuse, NY
Posted: 2009-06-13 8:32 pm   Permalink

GoTiki, what you do is way cooler than what I do. I work in EXCEL all day. Spreadsheets. I move millions of dollars everyday but there is nothing to take a picture of. I find it very unsatisfying. You can point to something you built and that functions and that has purpose. That has got to be an incredible feeling. You should be proud.
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Pyro
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 100
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2009-06-13 10:20 pm   Permalink

I'm a stagehand. I do lighting, props, and pyro. The jobs vary, the only thing that stays the same is the all black wardrobe required.
Sometimes I live in a tour bus and travel around the world with shows like this


Sometimes I work closer to home with strange guys like this


And sometimes I just end up the butt of a prank backstage.




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Jason Wickedly
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Joined: Jan 01, 2008
Posts: 704
From: LBCTIKI
Posted: 2009-06-15 07:38 am   Permalink

I sell paper. Yes really. Like these guys:




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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7589
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-06-15 08:10 am   Permalink

When I'm not working for the Department of Defense and CIA Counterintelligence, I work on my memoirs and tinker in the garage (Time Machine prototype). I also work 4 days a week as a Creative Director for a t-shirt company.... And i babysit BigToe there!

he got a "time-out" last week!
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-06-15 09:31 am   Permalink

No pictures here either, but when I'm not inhaling bone dust or rubbing palm shavings out of my eyes, I do a good job of impersonating a mechanical designer. I've been an R&D/Product Development designer/manager for things like hydraulic wheelchair lifts in vans and trains, disposable insulin pumps, and solid propellant rocket thrusters for Future Combat Systems programs. Ken won't let me join the CIA.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7589
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-06-15 10:36 am   Permalink

THOSE solid propellant rocket thrusters for Future Combat Systems programs
MAY JUST BE THE TICKET for your CIA membership!


 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2009-06-15 12:34 pm   Permalink

Edited because I don't want the mob after me.

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7589
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-06-15 1:50 pm   Permalink

and i thought lucas worked for the Tobacco industry....

 
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MadDogMike
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7362
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-06-15 1:54 pm   Permalink

I like this thread, you see all these people online and wonder what they do in their "off-tiki" hours.

For 28 years I've been a Respiratory Therapist or snot-sucker in a small rural hospital. We work with everyone from premature newborns thru old folks on life support. I used to think that I saved lives, now I'm thinking that I just prolong death
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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1048
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2009-06-15 3:18 pm   Permalink

I do stuff with video cameras like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhQ8HzT37vU
and this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_KvmepXg3E
and work on tv stuff for myself and friends production company in Brooklyn NY- IDOLMAKERFILMS
www.idolmakerfilms.com

sign by Lake -
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=32124&forum=18&hilite=idolmaker

please to be injoyed!

Need anything shot? - we travel the world!

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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2605
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2009-06-15 4:20 pm   Permalink

"...You see all these people online and wonder what they do in their "off-tiki" hours."

No, I don't.

I'd rather not think of any of you as living breathing beings occupying three dimensions. Just like I do not want to know the inner thoughts of all the strangers I walk past in the real world.
I find it disturbing and creepy.

It also gets in the way of what I have to do for for my job...Something I won't go into in except to say I have fairly good job security cuz the people in Liloti's branch are friggin morons.

My official job is, and always has been, on my profile. I am completely open when totally lying to your face.


 
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Kiki von Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2008
Posts: 758
From: Irvine, CA
Posted: 2009-06-15 4:52 pm   Permalink

Kinny, don't forget to work on Li'l Blue's shrink ray while you're at it. She asked me how it's coming along.
As for me - well, I put ink on that paper that Jason sells. Brochures, direct mail, literature, bilboards, advertisements, trade show crap. Need greeting cards made? Need prints of your artwork? I got connections, man. They call it Production Management in the graphics and advertising world. I call it "Producing Landfill Material". Then I go home and play with vintage patterns and draw cute purses and clothes and make new patterns and sew! Yay!

I used to be in the CIA, but I decided to retired early after a particularly exhausting mission this past weekend that took me into the depths of an Orange County dive bar where an Elvis impersonator sang for 5 hours straight. HOT DAMN!

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MadDogMike
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7362
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-06-15 6:15 pm   Permalink

SneakyJack, how do you make a living posting YouTube videos? I posted a vid and I never got a single check

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLR0kuTY4BE
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