Fridays just wouldn’t be the same without Heather.  The after-work shift on Friday has been Heather’s since she started working there, 7 or 8 years ago.  Lots of folks around town know Heather since she grew up in Lawrence and her parents still live here.  Here are some fun facts about Heather.  And, today is Heather’s birthday!

How did you get the job at The Sandbar?  My friend Joanna was a bartender there and working on her PhD at the time.  She had a fellowship for the summer and I filled in for her at the bar for a few months.  I took to it and the bar took to me and I’m still here all these years later. Chris_heather_danny

What other jobs do you have or have you had?  I’ve parked cars at the Kansas Speedway; worked for the Chamber of Commerce; worked in the mental health industry, and worked at a movie theater back in high school {her first boss was Movie Dave!!!}.  My day job and career are in human resources.

Favorite job besides The Sandbar?  That’s tough, since The Sandbar is my favorite job- where else do you get paid to have fun and dance on the bar?

Favorite drink to drink?  Vodka Press

Favorite drink to make?  A classic martini, there is just something about all the ritual that goes into that I like.

Any specialty drinks?  I had a time where I was naming my shot creations after shoes, but then somebody renamed my Black Boot the Black Boob. {I remember the Pink Sandal!}  After that I tried Muppet names.  I think my best specialty drink is the Sun King named after a horse I bet on in the Kentucky Derby a few years ago.

Favorite memory at the bar? I was working one Friday night and there was a big group of people standing and staring out the windows.  I couldn’t tell if something was going on outside but we were busy so I figured I would look into it later.  About 30 minutes later a young couple came into the bar. I carded both of them, and when the young woman handed me her ID, the crowd by the window started cheering.  Turns out, it was her 21st birthday and her whole family was waiting for her to come in.  Her mom went up to her, gave her a big hug, and said "Congratulations, honey, now you can use your real one."  The Sandbar was the hardest place to get into with a fake ID and she had been dying to come in when she became legal.  The whole thing was very sweet.

Heatherjoanna_2 Favorite jukebox song?  I have a whole CD of favorites, Cool Heather’s Music!

Song you never want to hear again?  Muskrat Love by Captain and Tenille.

How many dollars do you have on the wall? Just one and it was my very first tip.

Favorite bar dancing song?  Hands down it has got to be the Car Wash.

Favorite Sandbar float?  I really loved the Grease car.

Longest you’ve ever waited in line?  One hour.

Hobbies?  I love reading and can talk your arm off about movies.

Favorite quotes?  I have two.  "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission" by Eleanor Roosevelt and "Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face" by Victor Hugo.

Favorite music? While it makes Phil quite insane, I do have a deep love for disco.

5 Random Things About Heather

  • I’m deathly afraid of grasshoppers
  • I believe the Sandbar ghost exists
  • I’m older than I look
  • I’ve read the majority of the "classics" in literature
  • Every year I throw my own personal Oscar party and watch the whole shindig from red carpet pre-party all the way to post-party wrapup in my pj’s with delicious junk food, some of which I only eat on that big night.

Heather says "you can always tell a quality human being by how much they like The Sandbar."