Each year (except last year, because I was busy with a baby and maybe a little bit lazy), we highlight some of our Sandbar regulars who are graduating and moving on. Or maybe graduating and not moving on. Either way. Here's the first of this year's Sandbar graduates, Dr. Emmie.
Sweet Caroline Ã¢â‚¬â€œ because thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nothing more enjoyable than a big group sing-a-long that involves a mid-chorus BAH-BAH-BAH! And also, because good times never felt so good.
What's the longest you've ever waited in line at the Sandbar?
Lines were made to be cut. I mean, only like 20 minutes or so.
(Editor's note: readers, please don't cut the line. Even Dave (and more importantly, his wife) waits in line.)
What's your favorite tropical drink?
Melon balls Ã¢â‚¬â€œ deeelicious Midori. And of course, any drink that comes with a mustache.
How many times have you danced on the bar?
Twice! My first time wasn't captured on film but I have a fun video of my second time dancing on the bar. Lots of jazz hands involved.
What's your favorite or funniest memory from the Sandbar?
Right before I got to dance on the bar for the second time, we were waiting for the guys to get the costumes out and such, my friends and I had a drunken fish-face contest with the fish at the back of the bar. Needless to say Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the humans won the most ridiculous face. We later capped those funny faces off with stick-on mustaches.
What are your plans after graduation?
More school more school, escape reality! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m headed to study at another Sandbar Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the beach in southern Australian! In the fall I move to Geelong, Victoria for another doctorate. Then IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be a Doctor Doctor and my life will be one step closer to the scene in Ã¢â‚¬Å“Spies Like Us."
Tell us something else about yourself.
I stumbled into the Sandbar for the first time as a hasher Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a member of the Hash House Harriers. Better known as the drinking club with a running problem. The hashers have introduced me to a lot of great places and great bars, so Sandbar has great hashing memories for me. I also like puppies, rainbows, and long walks on the beach.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sending along photos Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I am pictured in the beautiful blue mermaid outfit. Pretty much the best dressed at the bar. Great memories!
We'd be lying if we didn't admit to being just a teeny bit jealous of Emmie and her upcoming Australian adventures. Emmie, please buy a Sandbar shirt and take pictures with it on the beach.