Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ordering my new kilt this weekend!!!

Ordering my new Irish National Tartan for St. Patrick's Day this weekend!!! Last chance to donate to my kilt fund....thanks for the 7 people so far that have done so!!! Visit my blog page blog.tikitender.com and look to the right colum for the donate button to donate with paypal.

If you're local you can always deliver donations in person to the Golden Lion or anywhere else you choose! :-D


Thanks for the love!!!!

Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

  • 00:12 I'm at Poor Walt - bkite.com/050Cl #
  • 00:45 One of my buddies is getting cited for not having lights on his bicycle #
  • 00:53 New Blog Post: Tiki Loves To Twitter!! tinyurl.com/ac4kjr #
  • 01:34 I'm at Flagler Beach - bkite.com/050GN #
  • 01:38 Watching tonights idol selection show on dvr delay. Shhhh don't tell! #idol #
  • 01:49 @sassyshannon I love that u are tweeting from the shower #
  • 08:38 Right Place, Wrong Attitude ff.im/1fnkS #
  • 09:29 Is That A Pinot Noir In Your Pocket… ff.im/1fpLU #
  • 10:01 New Blog Post: Jason Mraz - I'm Yours tinyurl.com/bvucv9 #
  • 10:15 Shower, emails for my bar, then tackle this mystery spell in my pantry #
  • 10:16 lol...that should be smell #
  • 12:23 was just live on the @worldsofwayne podcast #
  • 12:36 RT @worldsofwayne call the show an promote whats going on in your world 402.216.0825 #
  • 12:43 @MadGringoCEO thanks for the tip....was just on live #
  • 13:08 New Blog Post: TikiTender Live on Worlds Of Wayne tinyurl.com/c5zpdj #
  • 13:39 twitpic.com/1qaqp - 90 in Flagler beach today #
  • 13:54 just got a package from madgringo.com!! @madgringoceo @madgringo_greg #
  • 14:15 Happy Friday from the Golden Lion!!! tinyurl.com/d9e23j #
  • 15:21 Nasty smell in the pantry foiled. Ewww potatoes!! #
  • 15:22 @snoloha boooooooo for winter #
  • 15:24 @pagankelly it was horrid #
  • 15:24 It really is ridiculously nice. Better grab a rockstar on the way to work #
  • 15:34 Just took my 26th mugshot! www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/15299 #
  • 15:36 twitpic.com/1qe8q - One of my new Mad Gringo shirts!!!!! #
  • 15:56 On my way to work #
  • 15:59 I'm at Golden Lion Cafe - bkite.com/051Lg #
  • 19:00 twitpic.com/1qk5k - My new mad gringo cap #
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Friday, February 27, 2009

TikiTender Live on Worlds Of Wayne

Thanks to Brian over at madgringo.com for the heads up. I was just live on the Worlds Of Wayne podcast. Check http://worldsofwayne.libsyn.com/ in a couple of days for the podcast to be posted.

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

Click to listen http://blip.fm/~2i5xx

I'm not sure which I like better about this song, the groovy "beach-ish" instros or the clever lyrics...

Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks, and now I'm trying to get back

Before the cool done run out, I'll be giving it my bestest
And nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

But I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love

Listen to the music of the moment people, dance and sing
We're just one big family
And it's our God-forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved

So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm sure
There's no need to complicate, our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

D-d-do do you, but do you, d-d-do
But do you want to come on
Scooch on over closer dear
And I will nibble your ear

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed

I guess what I be saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do, our name is our virtue

But I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Come on and open up your mind and see like me
(I won't hesitate)
Open up your plans and damn you're free
(No more, no more)
Look into your heart and you'll find that the sky is yours
(It cannot wait, I'm sure)

So please don't, there's no need
(There's no need to complicate)
There's no need to complicate
(Our time is short)
'Cause our time is short
(This is our fate)
This is, this is, this is our fate
I'm yours

Oh, I'm yours
Oh, I'm yours
Oh, whoa, baby you believe I'm yours
You best believe, best believe I'm yours

Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

  • 00:56 New Blog Post: Tiki Loves To Twitter!! tinyurl.com/d3h84f #
  • 08:58 up and at em...busy day today #
  • 09:49 headed in to PC for volunteer duty #
  • 10:11 Feeling randy today! #
  • 10:14 I'm at Lewis E Wadsworth Elementary - bkite.com/04Zja #
  • 11:05 Tiki, making copies. The tikinator... #
  • 11:22 Freaking starving #
  • 11:40 Tikitender = super kung fu printer fixer #
  • 13:40 How can someone NOT like white cheddar cheezits? #
  • 13:49 @pagankelly no one...i'm just making a public declaration of how much i love them #
  • 14:09 if you are at a safe place to do so, turn off your safe search filter and google image search dirty snatch. you will see a pic from my site #
  • 14:21 Time for a power nap before work #
  • 15:15 is working tonight. Come visit!!! tinyurl.com/cofymz #
  • 15:51 I'm at Golden Lion Cafe - bkite.com/04ZQO #
  • 15:52 Just took my 25th mugshot! www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/15299 #
  • 23:15 Just spilled a mop bucket in the restaurant. Anyone have a giant chamois? #
  • 23:29 @carbonkim maybe this should be a private convo? #
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

  • 02:53 Crane Cams shuts down tinyurl.com/cedaya #
  • 02:55 New Blog Post: Baker Act!! March 6 in JAX!! tinyurl.com/dn4jwy #
  • 03:25 says "Happiness is a nice stiff one" plurk.com/p/hdkrp #plurk #
  • 04:02 Eternal D**nation, Pleasant Atmosphere ff.im/1cUKy #
  • 04:48 Will Stop Playing For Food ff.im/1cWvW #
  • 05:18 @sassyshannon watcha working on over there? #
  • 05:23 @fullsizebarbie I am worlds away from miami, about 30 minutes north of daytona beach #
  • 08:05 In all my dreams last night, the girls were redheads #
  • 08:19 @FabianMH only partially...my dreams were littered with redheads #
  • 08:22 getting my wake-up on, for the second time today oddly enough #
  • 08:58 New Blog Post: Spring Training Starts Today!!! tinyurl.com/cqbe6n #
  • 10:18 Random song from my media player.Kacy Crowley...smoky.... ♫ blip.fm/~2g4n0 #
  • 10:24 The lyrics are silly, but i like the horns--Aquabats ♫ blip.fm/~2g4u6 #
  • 10:32 I was taught when I was young to share myself to show my love ♫ blip.fm/~2g53t #
  • 10:42 This song makes me feel like I am at a sales convention or something similar. Also makes me think of cheerlead... ♫ blip.fm/~2g5fs #
  • 10:49 hooray! drink specials are done! #
  • 10:55 100_2767 ff.im/1dczO #
  • 10:55 Wooo----War!!! ♫ blip.fm/~2g5w3 #
  • 10:57 @edweird totally agree...no one pays attention after that anyway #
  • 11:39 freaking hungry! #
  • 11:41 Manscaping, shower, errands....my to do list #
  • 11:54 @ultramike67 trimming my goatee & sideburns and an exfoliating scrub #
  • 11:55 IMO an especially funny weekend update from last fall tinyurl.com/5vw57t #
  • 12:00 Some sound financial advice from SNL #snl tinyurl.com/3m3yg3 #
  • 12:41 @mandyblake i wouldn't leave it either #
  • 12:46 is going to run errands. that's code for sitting by the beach with a beer! #
  • 12:53 Just took my 24th mugshot! www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/15299 #
  • 13:00 New Blog Post: Lead singer quits Barenaked Ladies after drug bust | Entertainment | People | Reuters tinyurl.com/bkglm2 #
  • 13:10 Walking around "downtown" Flagler Beach #
  • 13:20 twitpic.com/1osgx - Killer view while paying my water bill #
  • 13:21 twitpic.com/1osi4 - Killer view while paying my water bill #
  • 13:39 Chillin on the deck at finns #
  • 13:41 twitpic.com/1oszi - The view from my barstool #
  • 13:57 twitpic.com/1otc8 - View from my bar stool #2 #
  • 14:57 @birthMARK ice cold bud light #
  • 15:00 @birthMARK had to switch bar stools to even out my tan #
  • 15:01 @KariWrites I smell like ocean #
  • 15:08 @KariWrites who wouldn't? #
  • 15:12 twitpic.com/1ov46 - Bud Light by the Atlantic #
  • 15:13 @birthMARK just added clam strips to the mix #
  • 20:48 Waiting to start idol on dvr #idol #
  • 21:03 @ComplicatedMama watching idol on dvr delay #
  • 21:04 @Aubs sounds delightful #
  • 21:12 David not impressive #idol #
  • 21:15 Whoops that should have been matt is unimpressive, but I like him #idol #
  • 21:24 @MollyRen funny I am sure my childhood friends say the same about me #
  • 21:24 @trivibot legs #
  • 21:31 Norman Gentle! #idol #
  • 21:39 @demosthe I enjoy the e-trade commercials. Of course I don't have an account so... #
  • 21:41 @sassyshannon no way! Nick was better than the first three #idol #
  • 21:43 @trivibot mary #
  • 21:47 If she wasn't 16, I would say Allison is sexy! She is the best so far tonight. #idol #
  • 21:50 @mandyblake guilty as charged #
  • 21:52 Kris is from Conway, AR. Home of the annual Toad Suck Days #idol #
  • 21:54 @mandyblake awwwwwww #
  • 21:54 Kris is not great, but good tonight #idol #
  • 21:57 @trivibot king #
  • 21:58 Now Megan is smokin' #idol #
  • 22:01 Megan has great looks, a good voice, but looked so stiff. Still shining in this group. #idol #
  • 22:01 @trivibot mecca #
  • 22:04 @trivibot yes #
  • 22:07 @trivibot yen #
  • 22:12 Wow jesse was good tonight #idol #
  • 22:18 kai looks to be in pain. Good song tho #idol #
  • 22:23 I know its a singing contest but mishavonna is freaking cute! #idol #
  • 22:30 Adam has to make it through #idol #
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

  • 00:00 @ComplicatedMama wow...i can't imagine a life without Fast Times At Ridgemont High!!! :-D But I have the same disdain for Angelina #
  • 00:06 @ComplicatedMama the last movie I liked her in was Girl, Interrupted....she nearly ruinied the good shepherd for me! JMO #
  • 00:07 headed to the couch for some DVR tv.... #
  • 06:47 @fullsizebarbie mondays rule!!! *if you're off tuesdays & wendesdays like me!* #
  • 06:55 New Blog Post: Spotted On A Friends Myspace Profile tinyurl.com/asbhqw #
  • 07:20 @Teague well hello new follower #
  • 07:56 New Blog Post: Salad vs. Burger? I say nay to both! tinyurl.com/dac2g7 #
  • 08:17 twitpic.com/1nd2j - Mrs. Tiki's new hair! #
  • 09:56 New Blog Post: ATTN Daytona Friends! Job Opportunity tinyurl.com/cdknm2 #
  • 10:50 @Teague oh that makes sense. yeah i was pretty twitter happy during the oscars! well welcome back! #
  • 11:02 RT @rainnwilson There is nothing funny about ADD, now called ADHD. It affects over- Hey look! A weird moth!!!! #
  • 11:35 A little cool out today! Wasn't expecting it. #
  • 11:38 Taking a break from editing menus online to work the sunday crossword for a bit #
  • 12:05 Omg I just looked down and realized I am wearing crocs! How did those get on my feet? #
  • 12:25 mmm lunch! #
  • 12:50 allrighty then...walked the dog, ate lunch, emptied the dish-washer. back to editing menus! #
  • 13:40 No Irresponsible Citizen Left Behind? ff.im/1buvI #
  • 13:40 Coincidence? I just had a conversation with some bar customers on Saturday about this specific subjects. Risky... re: ff.im/1buvI #
  • 15:43 I'm at Golden Lion Cafe - bkite.com/04UhR #
  • 23:14 I'm at Poor Walt - bkite.com/04UYu #
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Monday, February 23, 2009

ATTN Daytona Friends! Job Opportunity

Buca di Beppo on International Drive is hiring all positions. Click below to learn more from Yahoo Hot Jobs.



Yahoo Hot Jobs Listing

Salad vs. Burger? I say nay to both!

This article from the Daytona Beach News Journal illustrates perfectly the myth that "salads" are the healthy choice at restaurants. Salads are always subject, in my opinion, unless you have made them yourself.

"It's happened to everyone at one time or another: You're at a casual dining restaurant, you open the menu and instantly the battle begins between your diet and your longing for big food. Sure, the salads sound tasty enough, but the pictures of the burgers make your mouth water and your stomach growl. So there's your dilemma. Do you virtuously order a salad and enjoy the feeling of having hewn to the straight and narrow, or do you go for the gusto and get the Monster Bacon Fatburger?"

Cheeseburgers get a bad rap, I think. Of course you will see that this particular burger is a very very bad burger. Of course, when I was in my peak dieting mode I would have sidestepped the bomb by only eating half of it. I used that trick everytime I ate at a restaurant, usually asking for a box as soon as the food was served. One of many ways I lost nearly 100 pounds from 2002-2004.

"So the battle lines are drawn. Today's kicked-up salads face off with today's overstuffed burgers, and you're in the middle.In this first showdown between the light and dark of your dietary wishes, we'll take a look at Chili's Grill and Bar, which could fairly be said to have invented the concept of casual dining in chain form.In the salad corner, we have the Mesquite Chicken Salad, which comes with the aforementioned applewood smoked bacon, as well as cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, corn relish, cilantro, crispy tortilla strips and a touch of barbecue sauce. The standard dressing with it is ranch.Nutrition facts: 1,010 calories, 63 grams fat, 2,830 mg sodium, 45 grams carbs. No cholesterol information given.In the burger corner is a burger whose very name strikes fear in the hearts of cardiologists everywhere: the Smokehouse Bacon Triple-The-Cheese Burger. According to the menu, this one comes with extra-thick applewood bacon, smoked cheddar, Swiss, provolone, sauteed onions, veggies and jalapeƱo ranch dressing. Nutrition facts: 1,720 calories, 122 grams fat, 3,810 mg sodium, 62 grams carbs."

Salad as diet food? I think not! The burger is no picnic, but I am always discouraged when no mention of protein count is included in such analyses. The secret to the plan I was on, The Abs Diet by Men's Health, was to make holistic food choices rather than purely "weight loss" choices. In the case of burger vs. salad, a burger (not this one LOL) can be a good choice. Served on a whole wheat bun with a patty less than 1/2 pound, a nice tomato slice, with some baby spinach leaves for the crunch, sprinkled with some ground flax, topped with some flax infused mayo or brown mustard is not only a tasty treat but nutrient rich. Even topped with a slice of low-fat american cheese, the nutritional benefits keep pace with the modest fat calories. This is a meal that has protein punch, vitamins galore, and enough fiber (thanks to the tomato, whole wheat bun, and spinach) to keep you feeling full. Avoid HFCS by skipping barbecue sauce or ketchup and you are helping yourself.

So, you are sitting at Chili's, debating your food order. This is what you SHOULD order. The Black Bean Burger with a house salad, fat free honey mustard dressing. Ask for a whole-wheat bun. Nutritional information (from my Abs Diet Field Guide): 520 calories, 57 grams protein, 38 grams carbs, 12 grams total fat, 24 grams fiber. That's a lot of fiber!!!





http://www.wesh.com/health/18740100/detail.html

Spotted On A Friends Myspace Profile

"Be the fruit loop in a world full of cheerios"

I love it! Why blend in to the crowd I always say!!! Be original!!!!




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Now playing: Midnight Oil - Scream in Blue
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just Another Day In A Postcard (Picture)

Thanks to Barry, a customer, for snapping this shot of David Lane and me walking past the Golden Lion on this sunny Sunday afternoon.

The Oscars are dragging....

I have decided I will need cookies and milk to make it to the end of the broadcast. Lucky for me, I have an unopened box of Girl Scout Trefoils!!!

My Top Shelf

Inspired by a post from my friend Kari at http://kari-world.blogspot.com/2009/02/top-shelf.html, here is my Top Shelf, compiled with Library Thing.

The Odd Cravings Of Tiki

Tonight I was craving hot dogs, so here I am eatin' hot dogs. But not just any hot dogs. I am eating Ballpark All Beaf Franks (note to New Yorkers, they are better than Nathan's) on whole wheat buns topped Gulden's Brown Mustard, & Mt. Olive Dill Relish. On the side I have Lays Original Wavy Chips dipped in ketchup. This was a very specific craving, all the way to the brands. YUMMY

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Fat Tuesday Is Coming Up!!!!

Fat Tuesday is coming up!!!! Revelers tip: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is the end of the celebration, not the beginning. So come see me at the Lion and get in the spirit. Forget the Hurrican, go old-school. Try a Sazerac, an classic fashioned New Orleans cocktail. The Sazerac cocktail was named by John Schiller in 1859 upon the opening of his Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans. The Sazerac was originally a cognac based drink, accompanied with bitters. In the 1870s, Sazerac rye whiskey was subsituted, and pastis or absinthe was added.

The Golden Lion Sazerac will be made with Rye One® Premium Rye whiskey and Absente® absinthe. The rye will be combined in an old-fashioned glass with a sugar cube and a dash or two of bitters, then muddled. In a separate ice-filled glass, a few drops of absinthe will be rinsed to coat the glass then the ice and absinthe will be discarded. The rye, bitters, and sugar mix will then be poured into the prepared glass. This drink is normally served up with a twist of lemon. Request rocks if you prefer.

I will be working Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights. Come on out and try something new!

Last year's American Idol


Just wanted to say how happy I am that David Archuleta didn't win. What a goofball.

Golden Lion on cnn.com

The Golden Lion, home of your favorite bartender, was featured recently on cnn.com! Click below to read the article, about the Atlantic right whales and efforts to protect them. The Golden Lion is a frequent stop for the local whale watchers.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/02/19/saving.right.whales/index.html

Friday Morning Playlist

A randomly generated playlist for my Friday morning:

Prince & The Revolution - Let's Go Crazy
U better live now Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
do the next thing that you feel

Joe Jackson - Be My Number Two
Won't you be my number two?

Peter Tosh & The Skatalites - Shame And Scandal
Son, I have to say no, that girl is your sister, but your momma don´t know

Alice In Chains - Heaven Beside You
Rather be me than you

Eugene Edwards - My Favorite Revolution
Sweet revenge in common time

Violent Femmes - Gimme The Car
I got this girl I wanna....

Depeche Mode - Rush
Becoming a prize for you

Sublime - Don't Push
If I was the king ad-rocl I would get stoopid dumb

Jamiroquai - Drifting Along
Nowhere to go, but Ill still be cruising



Enjoy your Friday!

25 Things I Hate About Facebook (From juliansmith.tv)

Even though I don't agree with all of them, this video is very amusing and well put together. Go show julian some love!!! "i'm sorry, i saw you were typing" LOL




Visit julian at http://juliansmithproductions.wordpress.com/


Have a Great Friday!!!

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Now playing: Midnight Oil - Read About It
via FoxyTunes

My "Wow I Didn't Know That!" Moment Of The Day

Did a little info search on Billy Crudup today (best known by me as Russell Hammond from Almost Famous) and found out two things I didn't know. First, he is a three-time Tony Award nominee (one time winner) for his work on stage. Second, he is the voice of the Mastercard "Priceless" commercials. Wow I Didn't Know That!





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Now playing: Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
via FoxyTunes


Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

  • 05:08 Fat Tuesday Drink Recipe: Rainstorm tinyurl.com/aqv5v5 #
  • 05:09 Top 5 BlackBerry social networks | BlackBerry Cool ff.im/17Whf #
  • 05:09 @ShelliMayfield Mrs. Garrett from Different Strokes/Facts Of Life #
  • 05:26 Listening to: Pink Floyd - Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5 tinyurl.com/2ev8mx #
  • 05:48 Calling The Christianist Bluff ff.im/17XLG #
  • 05:59 Listening to: Heart - Magic Man Damn those chicks were good! tinyurl.com/26dowd #
  • 06:30 Now playing: Scott Weiland - Divider tinyurl.com/dgy7x7 #
  • 06:35 wow the temp is forecasted to drop 20 degrees between the start and finish of my shift tonight #
  • 09:49 twitpic.com/1ki0w - Storm rolling into Flagler Beach #
  • 09:52 Now playing: Squeeze - Third Rail (Live) tinyurl.com/aezowa #
  • 10:05 Now playing: Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him? [Acoustic Version] tinyurl.com/br4w2x #
  • 10:22 might go see whats going on at xtube #
  • 11:16 has always worked under the assumption that anything I posted to the internet stayed there forever...not really concerned about FB TOS #
  • 11:21 damn i miss Mother's Beachside Bar! #
  • 11:36 @RizzoTees LOL at BILF tshirt tinyurl.com/djcp6y #
  • 11:57 twitpic.com/1kkab - Chicken soup for the tikitender soul #
  • 12:23 @trivibot jim jones #
  • 13:02 having nap time...if my cough will relax #
  • 13:28 Brighthouse your digital tv guide sucks, and it has sucked for a year now. Why did you change it again? These colors make my head hurt #
  • 15:38 @carbonKim I can only think of you as kitty #
  • 16:40 tinyurl.com/bzo4a9 CNN article about right whales. Locals will recognize the restaurant balcony #
  • 16:56 @carbonKim yes I should #
  • 16:58 Just took my 22nd mugshot! www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/15299 #
  • 17:08 @MadGringoCEO thanks for the retweet #
  • 17:10 @Tatiana_DelToro how will they be selecting the wildcard? #
  • 18:15 @letloverule42 lol how did you find tatiana #
  • 18:17 @Tatiana_DelToro I hope you make the wildcard #
  • 18:51 @latinatwix28 wow that's a lot of posts #
  • 18:57 OMG Meet the Spartans is ridiculous! Why do I keep watching? #
  • 19:24 @latinatwix28 lol did you see how many times it showed up? #
  • 20:05 @latinatwix28 twitpic.com/1kui7 - Well you could have me make them for you. That would be better #
  • 20:08 @latinatwix28 oh It was like two screens worth at my end #
  • 22:09 Fucking grrr #
  • 23:32 Goodnight all #
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shopping For St. Paddy's Day T-Shirts




Deciding between a few, but am heavily leaning towards the "Boys From County Hell"



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Now playing: Scott Weiland - Divider
via FoxyTunes

Help Me Get My Next Kilt "The Irish National Tartan"



Just in time for St. Patrick's Day!!! Wanna help TikiTender out? Kilts are pricey! If you feel like sharing some love, there is a donation button on my blog main page. Thanks!!!!




















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Now playing: Cracker - I'm a Little Rocket Ship
via FoxyTunes

This cough just keeps lingerin' on'

Wow, this cough/dry throat is gonna kill me! Everytime I cough I feel like my head is going to open up and give birth to another head!! All my other symptoms are gone, except for the COUGH!!!



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Now playing: FuLL Stop - Jah Rastafari
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Today's Laundry Booty

today's laundry booty: $128, two lighters, and a wine opener

Today In History: Huckleberry Finn Published

Today In History

February 18, 1885 : Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous--and famously controversial--novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Twain (the pen name of Samuel Clemens) first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his tremendously successful novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Though Twain saw Huck's story as a kind of sequel to his earlier book, the new novel was far more serious, focusing on the institution of slavery and other aspects of life in the antebellum South.

At the book's heart is the journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on a raft. Jim runs away because he is about to be sold and separated from his wife and children, and Huck goes with him to help him get to Ohio and freedom. Huck narrates the story in his distinctive voice, offering colorful descriptions of the people and places they encounter along the way. The most striking part of the book is its satirical look at racism, religion and other social attitudes of the time. While Jim is strong, brave, generous and wise, many of the white characters are portrayed as violent, stupid or simply selfish, and the naive Huck ends up questioning the hypocritical, unjust nature of society in general.

Even in 1885, two decades after the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn landed with a splash. A month after its publication, a Concord, Massachusetts, library banned the book, calling its subject matter "tawdry" and its narrative voice "coarse" and "ignorant." Other libraries followed suit, beginning a controversy that continued long after Twain's death in 1910. In the 1950s, the book came under fire from African-American groups for being racist in its portrayal of black characters, despite the fact that it was seen by many as a strong criticism of racism and slavery. As recently as 1998, an Arizona parent sued her school district, claiming that making Twain's novel required high school reading made already existing racial tensions even worse.

Aside from its controversial nature and its continuing popularity with young readers, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been hailed by many serious literary critics as a masterpiece. No less a judge than Ernest Hemingway famously declared that the book marked the beginning of American literature: "There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since."

from history.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fed Ex just delivered a surprise


While in Indiana over Christmas, I had the opportunity for a lengthy visit with a friend of her family who is a missionary in Kenya. During the conversation, Trevor gleaned that I am a collector of hats. Much to my surprise I received a package today containing an Afghani Pakul that had been presented to him as a gift. How cool! Check out the Wikipedia entry below for more info. Once I figure out the proper way to wear it I will post pics. Thanks Trevor!!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakul

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

  • 00:35 my blackberry has a cold #
  • 00:56 Don't let my glad expression give you the wrong impression... ♫ blip.fm/~279dy #
  • 00:57 Really? Not even a card? On Valentine's Day? #
  • 01:02 Even walls fall down.... ♫ blip.fm/~279hk #
  • 01:03 consider yourselves warned...its a tiki shares music kind of night #
  • 01:06 I used to care, but things have changed.... ♫ blip.fm/~279j9 #
  • 01:09 I can smell those orange blossoms, I can see her standing there... ♫ blip.fm/~279ku #
  • 01:13 spends his energy making others' days..... #
  • 01:20 I prefer this version of Bizarre Love Triangle, mainly because the original makes me feel like I should be danc... ♫ blip.fm/~279qa #
  • 01:24 Into the Ocean – Blue October ♫ blip.fm/~279s5 #
  • 01:27 The album cut I believe. Jason Mraz - If It Kills Me ♫ blip.fm/~279tt #
  • 01:29 Gordan is all sensitive... ♫ blip.fm/~279v1 #
  • 01:31 linger on... ♫ blip.fm/~279vo #
  • 01:47 fo shizzle ♫ blip.fm/~27a3p #
  • 02:08 Congrats Robert Plant & Alison Krauss! 5 Grammys! ♫ blip.fm/~27acn #
  • 06:43 @trivibot euro #
  • 06:44 my blackberry appears to have recovered from whatever bug it had #
  • 13:00 @trivibot corleone #
  • 13:07blip.fm/~27ji3 #
  • 13:08 Re-Blip @StacyBrice sing it w/me: Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin world go round! ♫ blip.fm/~27jit #
  • 13:11 So sad that Shannon had to fade away... ♫ blip.fm/~27jl7 #
  • 13:16 Could only find the live version. This song was crucial in '95, when I was deciding what to do. I came to Flo... ♫ blip.fm/~27jpg #
  • 13:17 @trivibot 40 feet #
  • 13:24 Watching : Hulu - Saturday Night Live: Cougar Den. So worth watching for the "Facebook Check" tinyurl.com/anpwlt #
  • 13:25 @orngblsms welcome to blip.fm #
  • 13:32 @orngblsms how was my girlfriend Isla Fischer in the movie? #
  • 13:36 One of my fave 3G ska tunes! "I'd rather be a square peg in a round hole..." ♫ blip.fm/~27k45 #
  • 13:44 The only thing that I could see was a pair of brown eyes... ♫ blip.fm/~27ka5 #
  • 13:45 is accepting donations for his newest kilt, "The Irish National Tartan". Going to buy it for St. Paddy's! #kilt #
  • 13:54 @trivibot red sox #
  • 14:13 all joking aside, there is a paypal donations button on my blog page...blog.tikitender.com. help me get my next kilt! #
  • 14:34 how can only the "t" key be not working on my curve? #blackberry #
  • 15:19 Working #
  • 15:20 I'm at Golden Lion Cafe - bkite.com/04F9n #
  • 17:59 Wicked slow so far #
  • 21:47 So the rumor is that cnn will be at my bar in the morning #
  • 22:11 @pagankelly I hear that. Oddly enough they are not coming to interview me? #weird #
  • 22:14 @pagankelly they are coming to do a spot on right whales #cnn #whales #
  • 22:15 Feelling a little under the weather. Hope its nothing serious #
  • 22:23 Just took my 19th mugshot! www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/15299 #
  • 22:50 Cannot get warmed up!! #
  • 23:11 Time to put some Nyquil on these symptoms #sick #
  • 23:33 Lol at sir mix alots photo shop from snl!! #snl #
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Donate To My Kilt Fund!!!



Donate to my kilt fund!









Saturday Night Live: The Cougar Den

I freaking love the Cougar Den!! The way they dance reminds me of a sometime customer, we call her "Crazy 1". This one is hilarious for the "Facebook Check"!


Tonight's Playlist

Smokey Robinson-Tears Of A Clown
http://blip.fm/~279dy

Tom Petty - Walls
http://blip.fm/~279hk

Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
http://blip.fm/~279j9

JJ Grey & Mofro - Orange Blossoms
http://blip.fm/~279ku

Frente - Bizarre Love Triangle
http://blip.fm/~279qa

Blue October - Into The Ocean
http://blip.fm/~279s5

Jason Mraz - If It Kills Me
http://blip.fm/~279tt

Violent Femmes - Good Feeling
http://blip.fm/~279v1

Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
http://blip.fm/~279vo

The Eels - I Need Some Sleep
http://blip.fm/~27a3p

Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Positive quote of the day

POSITIVE QUOTE OF THE DAY
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Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or
architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

-- Samuel Butler (1835-1902) English Writer
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For the record: my shirt selections from Mad Gringo!

Thanks for all who helped me choose! These are the shirts that I picked!



Mango Madness Island Party Shirt



Tiki Mon Switch Off (An Obvious Choice!)



Cinnamon Bay Hawaiian Shirt



Coral Salamanders Tropical Shirt



Hawaiibera Monterrey



Also getting a couple hats



Thanks To Brian & Greg at www.madgringo.com

Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

  • 01:27 Another plane crash? #
  • 01:28 I'm at Flagler Beach - bkite.com/04AaQ #
  • 08:40 good morning all! EEEEEK Friday the 13th!!! #
  • 08:43 Welcome @substream @denawhitebirch @mywirecelebs @tragicendings @alohaarleen @rentgrl22 and a BIG welcome to @ryliestephens ;-) #
  • 08:45 welcome @anitokid @amiqualified @aimee_lee67 @toddgalloway @letloverule42 @rizzotees @JenGosling @mistiaya @m_somerville @volusiaman #
  • 09:16 LOL@pagankelly and @snoloha that is a new thing i do #
  • 10:16 New Blog Post, Some Of My Fave Twitter Feeds tinyurl.com/cowqkq #
  • 11:09 waiting for someone to pay for my stillwaterkilts.com purchase...it's just sitting there in the cart people... #
  • 11:31 @trivibot saipan #
  • 12:06 @orngblsms I vote no #
  • 12:14 Just one game of "Millionaire", I swear!! #slacker #
  • 12:53 Omg. Watching my name is earl from last night. Lol at Mr. Turtle!! #mynameisearl #
  • 14:56 Now THAT was a nap! #
  • 16:24 okay obviously there was some sort of entry lag on my crackberry that resulted in baked potato being turned into baked pool LOL #
  • 16:24 The votes are in, and my order is submitted to madgringo.com!!! @MadGringoCEO #
  • 23:43 I love it when bartenders text me asking drink ingredients. Makes me feel like the big kahuna #ego #
  • 23:44 RT A guy was holding his iPhone running to the bathroom, I said you have to do 1 or 2 he said neither, I just need a quiet place 2 tweet #
  • 23:46 Lol #
  • 23:52 Just took my 17th mugshot! www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/15299 #
  • 23:59 Looking forward to seeing what kind of mischief Shawn and Gus got into tonight. #psych #
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Got Twitter? (Some Of My Favorite Twitter Feeds)

As you all know, I LOVE twitter like a chubby chaser loves Finn's Beachside on Thursday night! I just wanted to share a few of my favorite feeds. They are either informative, funny, or both! Some are just good friends. Randomly generated order, and I am sure I have left out some good ones! And don't forget to follow me! http://twitter.com/tikitender

http://twitter.com/jodiwilldare
My favorite Minnesota girl, Jodi is the owner of iwilldare.com. She had great tweets about life & pop culture, especially music. One of my only "non-local" feeds that are on device update.

http://twitter.com/tastytrixie Trixie Fontaine, a self-proclaimed "web whore", never fails to amuse and intrigue me with her posts.

http://twitter.com/cnnbrk
CNN Breaking News, enough said. I admit though, the frequency of posts is not as good as it once was.

http://twitter.com/jeffslinkblog Jeff's Link Blog. Links and nothing but links. For those that think I am terminally connected, I am practically AMISH compared to my Cousin Jeff.

http://twitter.com/breagrant
Daphne from Heroes is worth a follow if only to be reminded of her excessive cuteness every time she tweets.

http://twitter.com/iheartquotes All quotes, all the time.

http://twitter.com/pagankelly Funny & frequent updates from a personal friend.

http://twitter.com/mandyblake Mandy Blake is a sweet FAT redhead. That's reason enough, but she is also a model and webmistress. Her tweets alternate from personal to porno, and are always fun. Definitely a favorite that I will never meet.

http://twitter.com/dbnewsjournal The official feed for the Daytona Beach News Journal.

http://twitter.com/gonzogrrl
Great tweets from a local journalist

http://twitter.com/darthvader Fucking hilarious updates from the Dark Lord. I don't know who posts these, but he or she should be commended.

http://twitter.com/Lifehacker All self respecting geeks should know about LifeHacker

http://twitter.com/madgringo_greg and http://twitter.com/madgringoCEO Purveyors of fine tropical shirts and gear. Plus they are wicked cool.

http://twitter.com/crackberry Yeah.....it is an addiction

http://twitter.com/Alegrya I freaking love my Australian friend! Plus her tweets go counter-clockwise.

http://twitter.com/myfoxorlando
Great loval and national news tweets!

http://twitter.com/Three8six The local happenings

http://twitter.com/twitter Twitter Updates

http://twitter.com/secrettweet
Because it's just fun!!!

http://twitter.com/mashable Great info about all facets of social networking

http://twitter.com/trivibot We all know I LOVE trivia!!!

http://twitter.com/snoloha Living life in a tropical state of mind.

Tiki Loves To Twitter!!

  • 04:50 @trivibot the golden bear #
  • 04:56 RT @breeolson Twitter to begin charging brands commercial use tinyurl.com/byl9rf #
  • 04:59 @jeffisageek me too!! Woke at 430 my time. Weird #
  • 04:59 RT @jonroach guess what people its darwins 200th birthday!!!! yay evolution! #darwin #
  • 05:20 @DominickEvans really I thought it was much better than Tuesday's #idol #
  • 05:24 @trivibot kangaroo #
  • 05:27 @trivibot ural #
  • 05:32 @trivibot pacific #
  • 05:35 @trivibot vientiane #
  • 05:36 @trivibot boxing #
  • 05:39 @trivibot ohio #
  • 05:45 @trivibot metabolism #
  • 05:56 @trivibot 1 #
  • 06:24 @trivibot matthew webb #
  • 06:25 @lilascot do it!! Naps should be mandated by Congress #
  • 06:26 @trivibot india #
  • 06:32 @trivibot galileo #
  • 06:41 @ComplicatedMama one time I twittered "face". Received all kinds of interesting replies. #
  • 06:43 really should go back to sleep for a bit before doing the volunteer thang #
  • 06:59 @trivibot chocolate #
  • 07:01 Going back to sleep was delayed for a few minutes. Apparantly, Mrs. Tiki preferred me "up". #tmi #
  • 07:06 Welcome to @aimee_lee67 #
  • 07:08 @aimee_lee67 btw we have in common: love for the cubs and crackberries #
  • 08:10 @islandprincess2 but what if I think I am a bartender, a tikitender even? #
  • 08:12 @aimee_lee67 actually, according to experts, it does. True story #
  • 08:16 @LDSgrandma I think natural selection is hard to deny but am not fully convinced either #
  • 08:22 @latinatwix28 twitpic.com/1g3uv - But is Thirsty Thursday ready for you? #
  • 08:24 @latinatwix28 twitpic.com/1ffju - There should be one that says "smack my ass, but don't tell my wife" #
  • 08:39 @DominickEvans oh i agree, the best singers don't always move on. I am pissed that I have to endure Nathanial! #idol #
  • 08:51 i heart vibrator talk on twitter...really i do! @latinawix28 #
  • 08:58 @jeffisageek maybe that's what woke you at 4am #
  • 09:31 @jeffisageek I can't make the party tonight #
  • 09:37 @jeffisageek don't underestimate the power of the subconscience. It exists in all living things. some are just more adept wielding it. #
  • 09:51 headed over to Wadsworth to do my volunteer thang #
  • 09:56 welcome @ryliestephens #
  • 10:15 Kinda dreary in flagler beach today #
  • 10:26 I'm at Lewis E Wadsworth Elementary - bkite.com/04yPN #
  • 10:39 Today's first volunteer duty: run up the street to buy diet pepsi for the teacher #
  • 10:57 @jodiwilldare is that the one with hey jealousy? #
  • 11:00 @jodiwilldare yes I have it on cassette lol #
  • 11:06 The tikitender! Making copieeeees! #
  • 11:21 @pagankelly do you expect me to argue against redheads rocking? #
  • 12:04 I always get a little twinge on nostalgia when I tear down a bulletin board that I put together #
  • 12:06 @MadGringoCEO no worries I am happy to whore my friends out #
  • 12:11 @carbonKim no luck on the personals? #
  • 12:17 All finished replenishing my karma bank. Time to make a withdrawal!! #
  • 12:39 @orngblsms looking forward to a new logo with which to expand the tikitender empire #
  • 12:46 @trivibot statue of liberty #
  • 12:47 Note to self: don't use so many staples on the next bulletin board. Staple remover blister!! #
  • 12:55 pirating friends from @madgringoCEO and @madgringo_greg. Also doing a new local search #
  • 13:30 @justthegirl SMACK! how's that? I kinda liked it #perv #
  • 13:31 RT @twitter WARNING: If you see a link prefaced by "don't click," it is a trick and you *really* should not click (we're on it) #
  • 13:32 @pagankelly again stating the obvious #
  • 14:13 @orngblsms unless one REALLY enjoys cloudy weather #
  • 14:28 Hey who used blackberry messenger? My pin is 24A8543F #
  • 14:29 Should have said who uses bbm? My pin is 24A8543F #
  • 14:30 Grabbing a quick nap before work #
  • 15:48 @c_hyde not so sure that is easier but I support your decision #
  • 15:49 Just took my 16th mugshot! www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/15299 #
  • 15:58 @C_Hyde true but contains special character #
  • 16:02 @c_hyde I hear ya #
  • 16:03 @carbonkim sweer #
  • 17:28 I'm at Golden Lion Cafe - bkite.com/04zv5 #
  • 21:00 @jeffisageek looks like you're having a blast #
  • 21:06 @trivibot eros #
  • 22:04 twitpic.com/1gjyb - Someone's night just went south #
  • 22:06 twitpic.com/1gk0l - Someone's night just went south #
  • 22:11 @teague I vote yes #
  • 23:08 Headed to Finn's Beachside to get my sing on #
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