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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:08 pm 
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Aloha fellow tikiphiles. I'm Jeff, or Morty Lassus, Mo for short. I've been lurking for a bit and finally decided to make myself known. I reside in the burbs of Raleigh, NC and have been into tiki drinks and tiki culture for a very long time. It all started with a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth floating through It's a Small world and the Jungle Cruise. I attended UofA in Tucson and was a frequent consumer of rum drinks at the KonTiki, an oasis of cheer and cold A/C. Previously lived in San Diego and went to Kauai many many times but still not enough. Now an East Coaster, we go to the Caribbean when we can. Lounging on an island with a tropical drink is the cure for most things. As a amateur mixologist, I enjoy anything rum related and over the past couple years took up chainsaw tiki-carving. COVID encouraged me to build a small backyard tiki bar where friends could socialize at a social distance. (tipsytiki_backyardboozery on IG if interested) Another passion is service. I'm on the Board of a couple Raleigh-area non-profits fighting food insecurity and special-needs education and my kids and I regularly volunteer at a YMCA camp on the coast.

Me, my wife, and a couple friends went to Ark Royal, a new tiki bar in DT Raleigh, recently where we met Rocket Betty and Zsa Zsa Rumwhore. Super great people that made me realize there's people out there locally as well as all over with similar passions.

I intend to become a Fellow of this fine group when deemed worthy.

Mahalo, Mo


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:07 pm 
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Welcome! Any favorite cocktail concoctions you've come up with? Any pictures of your carvings?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:26 pm 
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Welcome and aloha!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:10 pm 
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kemika_popoki wrote:
Welcome! Any favorite cocktail concoctions you've come up with? Any pictures of your carvings?


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Oof, pictures are a process. Makes one thirsty. :D

Edit: Looks like I need to try again

As far as cocktails, I enjoy all the Classics - daquiris, mai tais, mojitos, pina coladas, jungle birds...
Painkillers and Goombay Smashes are a favorite.
I'm working my way through Easy Tiki and found the Iron Ranger to be surprisingly good with bourbon and pineapple
For more boozy I make a riff on La Factoria's (Old San Juan PR) Peligroso with basil, lime, Ron del Barrilito 3 Star (or Diplomatico Exclusivo), Averna, Campari, and a bit of lavender syrup


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:16 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:18 pm 
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This is going well :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:51 pm 
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Aloha and welcome to our shores! Glad to have you join us.

It was super great meeting you at Raleigh’s new tropical bar. We need to have another local tiki meetup soon.

Cheers!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:08 am 
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Aloha! So great to meet you at Ark Royal! These carvings are fantastic! Can’t wait to get together with you and your wife again to imbibe and chat some more!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:06 pm 
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Very cool carvings, nicely done! Welcome to our shores, which are very long and make one quite thirsty. Any plans to attend any of the upcoming events in the Tiki community?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:10 pm 
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Thank you for all the warm Alohas. Will definitely be looking for local outings with the local krew but travel events have to be approved by the Boss. :D If only the January Atlanta outing was further South though still a possibility.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:57 pm 
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Aloha Morty Lassus! Welcome to the port, you've built a great tiki bar! love that pineapple so cool!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:09 am 
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Aloooooha! and welcome to port!
Great tikis!!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:38 pm 
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Aloha Mo!

Can’t believe that you’re in Raleigh, have been into tiki for awhile, are an amazing carver, have a tiki bar, and we haven’t met! Well, actually I can totally believe it since that was my story too a few years back. When I attended Inuhele two and half years ago, I met MoHowie, who connected me to Rocket Betty and ZsaZsaRumWhore. Now, I’ve got Carolina Ohana! :-)

Thanks also for following along on my roadtrip adventures of late. Looking forward to meeting you and talking more at the Tiki Carolinas meet up next week!

Welcome to the shores.

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