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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Scott McGerik
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 225
From: South St Paul, MN/Minnesota
Posted: 2018-02-26 7:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2018-02-26 15:36, coldwarspacemonkey wrote:
Ive lurked here for a few years



Welcome! I'm glad you joined. I hope you find this forum to be a warm and welcoming space.
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BerryTiki
Member

Joined: Feb 11, 2018
Posts: 3
Posted: 2018-03-06 8:31 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone!

Longtime lurker and after a few Jungle Birds I finally decided to participate! Thank you all for the inspiration over the past few years. I first got into Tiki about 12 years ago when I was working at Tower Records and someone put on a Martin Denny record. I loved it and delved deeper into Exotica and soon found a copy of Book of Tiki at a thrift store for $5(!). At that point I was a fan of Tiki and Exotica music but not yet ready to fully dive into the water. I was still a little gothy....you understand. Through the years I visited this site every so often and marveled at all of the home tiki bars.

Cut to about 2 years ago when my wife took me to Trader Sam's at Disneyland. As soon as I got squirted in the face, I was sold! When I got home I tried to recreate the drinks we had, bought all of the Jeff "Beachbum" Berry books and the rest is history! I currently live in Southern California with my wife in a 1 bedroom apartment, dreaming of the day when I can have a house and build my own Tiki bar. In the meantime, I have been stocking up on bar supplies - my job takes me close to Hi Times in Costa Mesa on a weekly basis which can be a blessing and a curse - I am running out of room!



Once again, thank you all for the inspiration and I look forward to joining the community!





 
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Bam Bam
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 13, 2016
Posts: 148
From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-03-06 9:52 pm   Permalink

Welcome, Berry! Indeed, that is a nicely stocked bar you have there.

 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2342
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2018-03-07 06:26 am   Permalink

Great story, and welcome, Berry. I'm amazed and pleased that you found a copy of Book of Tiki for $5, congrats! Jump in and share your activities with us as you continue to explore and have fun with tiki. Cheers!

 
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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 495
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-03-07 07:16 am   Permalink

Welcome aboard, Berry! Looks like you've been taking your rum stocks seriously!
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Scott McGerik
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 225
From: South St Paul, MN/Minnesota
Posted: 2018-03-07 5:07 pm   Permalink

Welcome BerryTiki!

I hope you intend on drinking all that delicious rum. If not, I can come over to assist you.
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BerryTiki
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Joined: Feb 11, 2018
Posts: 3
Posted: 2018-03-07 8:43 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I do a pretty good job not letting the rum go to waste - as soon as I get my own Tiki Bar up, I will invite everyone over for a drink!

 
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Scott McGerik
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 225
From: South St Paul, MN/Minnesota
Posted: 2018-03-12 6:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2018-03-07 20:43, BerryTiki wrote:
[A]s soon as I get my own Tiki Bar up, I will invite everyone over for a drink!



I think my invite got lost in the mail. When is the grand opening and what can I bring as a bar-warming gift?
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