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Official Introductions / Introduction thread! New members introduce yourself here
Silly Idol
Member

Joined: Jul 12, 2013
Posts: 6
Posted: 2013-07-12 3:13 pm   Permalink

Hello!
Have been a member of Ooga Mooga for a while and thought it was time to join up here. We are a husband and wife team in New Orleans that share a love of tiki culture. We collect tiki, create modern and not-so-modern tiki art and furniture and partake in DIY tiki projects. I thought we could make a little introduction here before we started posting some of our finds and projects on the other forums. Glad to have joined! If you're in NOLA give us a shout!


 
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mastrmike
Member

Joined: Jul 13, 2013
Posts: 7
Posted: 2013-07-14 10:34 am   Permalink

Hello all,
I am a newbie on this board but a not so newbie in life. I live 30 miles North of Chicago. I am a collector of alot of different mediums. I appreciate all forms of art. I have some velvet paintings, a few cheap tiki cups and just took ownership of the cannibal tikis I posted in the appropriate section (i hope). I did look through alot of postings before I posted the pic of my tiki but there are an aweful lot of them. I apologize if I offended anyone or broke any rules.
Thanks,
Mike


 
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JOHN-O
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2680
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2013-07-15 11:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-07 22:52, Ho-Tep-Nefti wrote:
I was first introduced to Tiki culture by my favorite older brother, who carved a Tiki necklace in woodshop, around the time I was born. He was shipped overseas in the Air Force, when I was eight. I asked if I could have his Tiki necklace until he returned...assuming that if I had one of his most prized posessions, he HAD to return alive. I named the necklace Hotep Nefti, from a Gidget episode, where a Tiki broke a curse. My brother returned 18 months later, and let me keep his Tiki, which I had worn almost every day while he was gone. My brother passed away ten years ago, and my life situation changed, where I had to put a number of things in storage. Hotep Nefti was safely placed in the jewelry box that my brother brought back from Asia, for me. Last year, I discovered that the storage unit had been broken into and ransacked...and my jewelry box was among the items missing...and I assumed that Hotep Nefti was gone. A good friend of mine, gave me a silver Tiki necklace that he used to wear, to ease my pain. Last month, while going through boxes in storage, I found Hotep Nefti...and we have been celebrating it's return to my life ever since. If I could have ANY item to best remember my brother by, it would be Hotep Nefti. I do Tiki to honor my brother and the bond we had.

In the near-future, I am looking forward to attending the Tonga Hut 55th Anniversary, the new Ven-Tiki, Tiki Oasis, visiting The Spare Room, Cruising on The Tiki Mermaid, and many other upcoming events.

Native Angelino, having grown up "on the beach."

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Ho-Tep-Nefti
Tiki Goddess Extraordinaire


[ This Message was edited by: Ho-Tep-Nefti 2013-07-08 08:20 ]


Cool story and user name, welcome to TC !!

You might want to scale down the size of your signature picture to something like this though ...



 
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*Bamboozled*
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 16, 2013
Posts: 11
Posted: 2013-07-16 11:43 am   Permalink

Aloha. I've been lurking here for quite a while and decided it was time to sign-up (spurred by a particular query, but with the hope of an ongoing participation). I live in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago with my wife and two kids. I've always had a fascination with Tiki. I find it transportative, mysterious, alluring, simultaneously comforting and fear-inspiring, and I just dig the aesthetic of it all.

 
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theredneck tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2013
Posts: 7
Posted: 2013-07-20 5:37 pm   Permalink

Hello, been lurking for a while. Love the forum and the members are so helpful and informative. I have gotten the carving bug and am looking forward to trying my first tiki. I have already learned so much here but I know I have only scratched the surface. I am in the process of turning my yard into a tropical oasis and am excited about surrounding myself with my own tiki carvings.
I live in Texas about 20 min. south of Houston so if there are any members in my area I would love to get together sometime.
I will be posting pictures of my creations when I make them. I'm sure I will have lots of questions eventually but for know I am combing through the old posts and trying to absorb as much as I can.
Thank you all and keep it going.


 
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pvlgize
Member

Joined: Jul 23, 2013
Posts: 1
Posted: 2013-07-23 2:08 pm   Permalink

Aloha! If you've read Tiki Road Trip by James Teitelbaum, you have seen me! Of course in the photo I was 4, and the year and spelling of my sister's name (should have been an f instead of ph) are incorrect in the caption in the 1st edition (page 14), and the caption disappeared in the 2nd edition (page 6)... but other than all that, I am famous!!!

Ok really I'm just a poor math teacher in the High Desert of southern CA looking for someone to carve a tiki out of a 3-foot log my neighbor gave me.

I am in that book, though. For reals.


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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3025
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-07-23 2:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-23 14:08, pvlgize wrote:
Aloha! If you've read Tiki Road Trip by James Teitelbaum, you have seen me! Of course in the photo I was 4, and the year and spelling of my sister's name (should have been an f instead of ph) are incorrect in the caption in the 1st edition (page 14), and the caption disappeared in the 2nd edition (page 6)... but other than all that, I am famous!!!

Ok really I'm just a poor math teacher in the High Desert of southern CA looking for someone to carve a tiki out of a 3-foot log my neighbor gave me.

I am in that book, though. For reals.


[ This Message was edited by: pvlgize 2013-07-23 14:09 ]



You must be Melanie! Welcome to Tiki Central!

As far as finding someone to do some Tiki carving, be sure to post that you are seeking a carver in the Tiki Carving forum:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewforum.php?forum=7&89757

Cheers!

-Haka


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tikijim30
Member

Joined: Jul 24, 2013
Posts: 2
Posted: 2013-07-24 8:07 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

I have been watching this site for a long time now, and decided to join in on the fun today. I have been collecting Tiki mugs for a long time, love Exotica music, and spend a lot of time at the Tiki Room at Disney World. I have enjoyed lurking on this site for quite a while and have gotten lots ideas and inspiration from the posts I have seen here. I hope that I can add to the conversation and share my love of all things Tiki along with the rest of the community.

Mahalo

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blacktopkid
Member

Joined: Jul 28, 2013
Posts: 8
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2013-07-28 10:50 pm   Permalink

Hi Folks.

Have spent some time in the past looking at other's home bars for inspiration. Now that I have some space, I've been working on my own and figured I'd join the party.

I got my introduction to tiki as a teenager, but once I was of age, I got my true introduction at the delightfully untouched Trader Vic's here in Atlanta.

I lived in NYC for a few years and my home away from home was Otto's Shrunken Head in the East Village, where I spent a lot of time either at the bar, playing gigs with my band, or DJing forgotten 45s. It is my favorite bar anywhere.

I run the Starlight Drive-In Theatres here in Atlanta, and when I have to head to our home office in Los Angeles, I always make sure to drop into Tiki Ti.

There's some amazing work on this forum, looking forward to learning more. I'll try and post some photos of my home bar here in a bit.

Cheers.

The Blacktop Kid



 
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Brian K
Member

Joined: Jul 31, 2013
Posts: 2
Posted: 2013-08-01 8:30 pm   Permalink

Hello everyone!

Always had a love of Tiki (Like many people, from the Tiki Room)

Been lurking on this board for about a year now, in anticipation of buying a house and slowly start saving up money, mugs, bottles, etc...to build my own bar.

Got the house, some everyday mugs (mostly from Trader Sam's, my only real experience with any sort of Tiki), a handful of unique bottles, just need the money now

As mentioned, only really been to Trader Sam's. Have yet to make it out the Bay Area to check out some of the bars there, and the Sacramento area is lacking in any real public Tiki it seems.

Looking forward to starting to be active here, and asking a bunch of questions!


 
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blueeyedtiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 02, 2013
Posts: 25
Posted: 2013-08-02 2:04 pm   Permalink

Hey guys new to the forum I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a lover of cocktails in general and I am fairly new to making authentic tiki drinks. Looking forward to learning all that I can!

 
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Jsalamone7
Member

Joined: Jul 13, 2013
Posts: 6
Posted: 2013-08-03 06:00 am   Permalink

Hi-

My name I Justin. I have lurked for awhile but have recently joined TC.

I first became interested in Tiki and Polynesian culture while working as a lifeguard at Disney's Polynesian Resort. I still work for the company but now in a professional role (graduating college sucks!)

I like reading here because I am learning a lot about tiki and not just things with a Disney spin... I can answer most questions about Disney tho...

Looking forward to a great time.

Mahalo


 
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thePorpoise
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 23, 2011
Posts: 1155
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2013-08-03 10:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-08-02 14:04, blueeyedtiki wrote:
Hey guys new to the forum I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a lover of cocktails in general and I am fairly new to making authentic tiki drinks. Looking forward to learning all that I can!



what part of Florida are you in?


 
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Cheese Pirate
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 03, 2013
Posts: 18
From: Norway
Posted: 2013-08-03 1:36 pm   Permalink

Aloha oukou! My name is Vanja, I live in Norway and I love tiki and mid century stuff. This forum seems like a great place to learn more and see the fantastic things others create, so I figured I'd sign up.

I have a small collection of tiki mugs and other related items. I also like to draw and paint, and when I was younger I used to carve (very simple) figurines and masks from wood. I'm hoping to give that a try again soon, hopefully with better results this time.

Me ka ha`aha`a,
Vanja
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DtroitDinosaur
Member

Joined: Aug 05, 2013
Posts: 2
Posted: 2013-08-05 11:32 am   Permalink

Hi all
I'm totally new to the forum and wanted to introduce myself.
I'm an artist. Kind of new to the Tiki scene as I have focused mostly on the kustom car and pin up genres. But we all know how the scenes are blending these days.
I live in KNoxville, TN via, San Diego CA, via Burbank CA, via Detroit MI.
Cheers!
Jim O.

www.car-noir.com




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