By a show of hands how many of you know about my love of the Tiki goods?
Eh, I’m not impressed, some of you have been skipping posts… I’ll let it slide this time but I’m warning you there willll be a test soon (and maybe a prize for the winner).
So yes, we aren’t talking about that test now, we’re talking about Tiki. Tiki goods, Tiki Gods, Tiki kitsch, Tiki this, Tiki that and Tiki clocks.
Oh and the Tiki mugs, and the drinks… can’t forget those.
What leads me to all this?
Tiki that’s what.
If our summer had gone along as expected we would be planning our big summer Tiki party right now. I do mean right now too, it’s all we would be doing for a month… but sometimes life steps in and says “Hey, maybe instead of throwing that big ol Tiki Party you should take your kid to Disneyland” and this year that is exactly what life did. With a big ol poke in the ribs that we gladly accepted.
And who am I to argue, after all they do have a Tiki room there.
So being responsible (or somewhere near it) Mr. Kaos and I decided that for this year two things will have to go.
1) We will not remodel our kitchen this summer, the cost and the stress would be too much.
2) We’re not throwing our Big Ol Tiki Summer Bash this year. Why? We’d rather spend that money on mouse ears and air fare and restaurants (oh my).
This leaves a big hole in my Tiki heart (I have a Tiki heart in addition to my regular heart, it’s right next to my black and white photography heart).
I was sad. Defeated. Disheartened. Though I knew we were doing the right thing, my heart said “Oh, how could you”
The Tiki heart said that, the regular one didn’t much give a shit.
So as we sat on the back patio this evening eating our dinner, listening to K sing some made up pop song about puppies and hamsters for the 10 millionth billionth time we realized that we don’t need a big ol Tiki party to inflict our love of Tiki on our loved ones…
All we need is a few strategically placed get togethers… Starting with Wednesday (you know, it’s a Holiday Wednesday, the 4th of some month) when we have a total of 3 adults, 1 child and 1 infant coming to our house. We will start with them (though they have all been thoroughly infected with Tiki by now).
What’s next? Who knows. Any Portland Metrobloggers out there? I warn you you may very well be invited to the Kaos Tiki Lounge. Family in town? Expect a small scale Tiki BBQ. Friends stopping by for a quiet evening? Haha Tiki shanghai.
I’ve decided that here at Kaos House anytime is Tiki time… so if you’re invited, be prepared.