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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
TheBoozehounder
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 13, 2018
Posts: 31
From: The Mainland
Posted: 2018-07-17 8:21 pm   Permalink

Aloha everybody, I’m Ross The Booze Hounder, Roscoe, or just Ross. Reporting live from Sparks, Nevada (former home of the now defunct Trader Dicks). I grew up in the East Bay Area, California (birthplace of the Tiki Bar?) and enjoyed libations at fine Tiki establishments such as; Trader Vic’s, Smugglers Cove, Tonga Room, and Forbidden Island, amongst others. Unfortunately, at that time I was young(er) and although infatuated, I was not fully vested into the Tiki lifestyle.

Fast forward to modern times... I have been fortunate enough to travel fairly regularly and have mostly found peace off the coast of the Pacific. Although, I love all bodies of water and seaside destinations. Recent trips have included; New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Mexico, a road trip up the coast to Vancouver, B.C., and numerous trips to Hawaii... where I married my beautiful wife on a secluded local black sand beach in Hana.

My wife and I have collected (accumulated/hoarded?) various artifacts along our travels and from thrift stores/estate sales/flea markets. Our interests on artifacts, art and collectibles range from Native American, Mesoamerican, religious, sign painting, typography, graffiti art, graphic design, vinyl records and cassette tapes, classic Schwinn bicycles, mid century, amongst a host of other occult and esoteric items. And, as of recently, Tiki ephemera (mainly me, but eventually , she will hopefully share in my latest passion).

As it has always been a dream/vision of mine to have my own Tiki Bar, we finally bought a house (before the market rises even higher). Currently, I am working on an outdoor Tiki Bar and am slowly building my collection (sure wish I would’ve started collecting years ago). I will post photos of my progress and temporary/possibly permanent bar (until I can convince my wife to move it indoors, due to weather and whatnot).

I am looking forward to learning and interacting with everyone on this site. As I started my internet search, I fell down the Tiki Central rabbit hole and am grateful to have stumbled upon such an amazing place to learn and connect with like minded connoisseurs. Cheers to racing the moon and chasing the sun. Mahalo and much Aloha!

[ This Message was edited by: TheBoozehounder 2018-07-17 20:50 ]

[ This Message was edited by: TheBoozehounder 2018-08-26 15:36 ]


 
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Hamo
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 795
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-07-17 8:39 pm   Permalink

Welcome, Ross! Glad to have you aboard.

 
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TheBoozehounder
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jul 13, 2018
Posts: 31
From: The Mainland
Posted: 2018-07-17 8:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-07-17 20:39, Hamo wrote:
Welcome, Ross! Glad to have you aboard.



Mahalo Hamo! And, thank you for sharing your story on your blog, of San Francisco. It brought back an abundance of memories for me. I went to art school in “the city” and was able to put myself in the footsteps of the paths you traveled. I do hope that you’ve returned since your posting, and have had the opportunity to visit some of the Tiki Bars and other points if interest that you may have missed.

Cheers to your dreams and drink always being full - Roscoe

[ This Message was edited by: TheBoozehounder 2018-07-17 20:49 ]

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Cavemoai
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 29, 2012
Posts: 132
From: Reno, NV
Posted: 2018-07-18 07:15 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-07-17 20:21, TheBoozehounder wrote:
Aloha everybody, I’m Ross The Booze Hounder, Roscoe, or just Ross. Reporting live from Sparks, Nevada (former home of the now defunct Trader Dicks). I grew up in the East Bay Area, California (birthplace of the Tiki Bar?) and enjoyed libations at fine Tiki establishments such as; Trader Vic’s, Smugglers Cove, Tonga Room, and Forbidden Island, amongst others. Unfortunately, at that time I was young(er) and although infatuated, I was not fully vested into the Tiki lifestyle.

Fast forward to modern times... I have been fortunate enough to travel fairly regularly and have mostly found peace off the coast of the Pacific. Although, I love all bodies of water and seaside destinations. Recent trips have included; New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Mexico, a road trip up the coast to Vancouver, B.C., and numerous trips to Hawaii... where I married my beautiful wife on a secluded local black sand beach in Hana.

My wife and I have collected (accumulated/hoarded?) various artifacts along our travels and from thrift stores/estate sales/flea markets. Our interests on artifacts, art and collectibles range from Native American, Mesoamerican, religious, sign painting, typography, graffiti, graphic design, vinyl records and cassette tapes, classic Schwinn bicycles, mid century, amongst a host of other occult and esoteric items. And, as of recently, Tiki ephemera (mainly me, but eventually , she will hopefully share in my latest passion).

As it has always been a dream/vision of mine to have my own Tiki Bar, we finally bought a house (before the market rises even higher). Currently, I am working on an outdoor Tiki Bar and am slowly building my collection (sure wish I would’ve started collecting years ago). I will post photos of my progress and temporary/possibly permanent bar (until I can convince my wife to move it indoors, due to weather and whatnot).

I am looking forward to learning and interacting with everyone on this site. As I started my internet search, I fell down the Tiki Central rabbit hole and am grateful to have stumbled upon such an amazing place to learn and connect with like minded connoisseurs. Cheers to racing the moon and chasing the sun. Mahalo and much Aloha!

[ This Message was edited by: TheBoozehounder 2018-07-17 20:50 ]



Welcome Ross, and Aloha from Reno!


 
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Hamo
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 795
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-07-18 11:09 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2018-07-17 20:49, TheBoozehounder wrote:
Quote:

Mahalo Hamo! And, thank you for sharing your story on your blog, of San Francisco. It brought back an abundance of memories for me. I went to art school in “the city” and was able to put myself in the footsteps of the paths you traveled. I do hope that you’ve returned since your posting, and have had the opportunity to visit some of the Tiki Bars and other points if interest that you may have missed.


I made it back to SF for a day and a half
last August (I also went through Sparks), and I’m planning a return visit this December to check out the Dickens Fair and more tiki places.

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TikiTikiTommy
Member

Joined: Sep 17, 2018
Posts: 1
From: Indianapolis, IN
Posted: 2018-09-18 08:15 am   Permalink

Greetings all!

I'm TikiTikiTommy, and I'm new to Tiki culture and the site. I recently realized that for years I was into tiki culture and didn't know it. I play the ukulele, love tropical cocktails, have a fondness for the tiki aesthetic and lifestyle, and I'm a huge proponent of the need for escapism in our day-to-day lives.

I live in Indianapolis, where we just got an awesome new tiki bar called The Inferno Room. The company I work for is moving this week and our new space is right next to the Inferno Room, and I imagine I will be spending a lot of time there. My wife and I are excited to start experimenting with cocktail recipes and are even thinking about building a (small) tiki bar into our basement finishing project in the next year. I look forward to learning more here and being a part of the community!

- Tommy


 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2471
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2018-09-18 08:20 am   Permalink

Welcome, TikiTikiTommy! You're lucky to soon be working next to a tiki bar. I'm happy to hear that Indianapolis is getting more tiki because I have friends there whom I'll have to call and make sure they check it out.

Have fun with your tiki plans, have fun here on TC, and join us in the discussions. Cheers to you!


 
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Scott McGerik
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 245
From: South St Paul, MN/Minnesota
Posted: 2018-09-18 3:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-09-18 08:15, TikiTikiTommy wrote:
The company I work for is moving this week and our new space is right next to the Inferno Room [...]



I'm jealous. And I'm grateful I don't work next door to a Tiki bar because I'm sure my work productivity would go down...way down!

Welcome TikiTikiTommy and good luck staying productive while working next door to the Inferno Room!


 
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Hamo
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 795
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-09-26 7:46 pm   Permalink

Welcome, TikiTikiTommy! Glad to have you!

We've had a few new members over the past couple of months. Come on, everybody; introduce yourselves!


 
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