Sandbar Graduate 2013: Andrea

Each year, we try to remember to highlight some of our favorite customers who happen to be graduating and moving on. Here's the second feature for 2013, Andrea, a Thursday night regular. Click here to read about another graduate, Dr. Emmie

What's your favorite jukebox song?

Wannabe by Spice Girls and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by N*Sync

What's the longest you've ever waited in line at the Sandbar? 

Probably 45 minutes to an hour, but there's no such thing as too long to wait!

20130515_andreamauzyWhat's your favorite tropical drink?

Dynomite for sure!

How many times have you danced on the bar?

Too many to count!!

What's your favorite or funniest memory from the Sandbar?

Every #typicalthursday! Me and Nicole only missed
one all year! And also taking my best friend that goes to Mizzou (ew)
to show her the best bar in Lawrence!

What are your plans after graduation?

I am graduating with a degree in Sport
Management, and interning with FC Kansas City and Kansas City Comets
soccer teams.


Congratulations, Andrea, and we hope you'll still be able to stop by for some tropical drinks! Thanks for being a fun regular customer on Thursday nights.

Sandbar Graduate 2013: Dr. Emmie

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. 

20130515_emmiemazdaWhat's your favorite jukebox song?

Sweet Caroline – because there’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 – 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?

20130515_emmiemazda2Right 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 – 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!  I’m headed to study at another Sandbar – the beach in southern Australian! In the fall I move to Geelong, Victoria for another doctorate. Then I’ll be a Doctor Doctor and my life will be one step closer to the scene in “Spies Like Us."

Tell us something else about yourself.

I stumbled into the Sandbar for the first time as a hasher – 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.


I’m sending along photos – 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.

News from Patrick’s boat

Wondering where Patrick, Peach's brother and a fixture at the Sandbar, has been lately?

He's on a boat.

He recently took a new job, so he's off on a boat in the ocean most of the time. Here's the first update we got from him about his new nautical lifestyle.

There is a rumor we will be docking in Port Everglades at Ft.
Lauderdale this evening and staying maybe for a while. We have been
taking sand out of the channel and filling the south side beaches here.
There is so much pleasure boat, shipping and cruise ship traffic in the
channel we are constantly moving out of the channel and out to sea to
give everyone room. I don’t think Ft. Lauderdale wants the cruise ship
vacationers to see The Terrapin Island. I don’t know why, because when
people do see our ship they take a million pictures. The ship is a
really cool thing to see.

When we first started, the beach on the southern side of Ft.
Lauderdale was almost non-existent due to Hurricane Sandy. Now it’s
looking really nice. We may hear from the Army Corp of Engineers today
and they might ask us to keep going a little longer.

I understand that this job was originally to be dredging the channel
and not replenishing the beach. That would have taken a very short time
to complete. Generally, I’m told, we dredge and then dump what we put in
the hopper out in the ocean. In Ft. Lauderdale, I’m told, there is a law
that says any sand removed from the area has to be put back on the
beach. After we collected the sand and removed the water, we take the
ship down a channel, added water back to the sand, and pumped the sand
and water across an island area to the beach. There are bulldozers and
other heavy equipment that spread the new sand along the beach. This
work was going on mostly 24 hours a day.

I have been on the ship about 2 weeks now. I have spent this time
mostly on my own reading work logs, identifying electrical circuits, and
getting generally acquainted with the ships layout and systems.. The
ship is huge and has a million circuits. I am getting pretty familiar
with the operation of the ship but have done very little repairs.

I am having a great time and love this work. I love being on the
ocean, smelling the fresh sea air and learning nautical terms and life
style. I spend most of my free time on deck or on the bridge watching
the beaches, the ocean, other ships and pleasure crafts. I eat well, go
to bed early, wake up at 5 a.m. and sleep better than I ever have. This is
very healthy for me.

–Patrick “a pirate says RRRRRRRRRR”

Meet Jesse, New Year’s Pint Glass Designer

Have you picked up your 2012 commemorative new year's pint glass yet? They're only $3, and they're super cute!

This pint glass was designed by Sandbar friend Jesse. Here are some of the things Jesse had to say about the Sandbar:

What's your favorite tropical drink? Shark Attack

What's your favorite jukebox song? Jessie's Girl (of course!)

Longest you've waited in line at the bar? Never

Funniest or favorite memory at the bar? On my 21st birthday, an old man licked the long blue plastic nose that came with my friend Deede's drink. Things got really awkward really fast.

Here's a few pictures Jesse sent us:


Thanks for the great pint glass design, Jesse! If you're interested in designing a pint glass for us, pay attention to our blog. We'll announce the next design we're looking for soon.

Halloween Pint Glass Designer: Chelsea

Our second Halloween 2011 pint glass was designed by Chelsea, a KU student.

Here's her design:

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20111006_chelseatheno_pintglassHere are some fun facts about Chelsea:

Favorite Sandbar drink. Shark Attack, for sure. Delicious and the shark toy gets me in touch with my inner child.

Favorite Sandbar memory. This is hard to narrow down. Probably the pub crawl I went on this past spring where I alternated between dancing my heart out, eating popcorn and drinking shark attacks.

Funniest moment at Sandbar. Any time fake mustaches are involved because people do some weird stuff  under the disguise of fake facial hair.

How long have you waited in line. It's never been a long time but probably 15 minutes when the Lawrence Bar Band was playing.

Favorite jukebox song. I can't narrow this down. Every song that comes on makes me sing or dance. Or both.

Thanks for the great design and for being a good customer, Chelsea!

Sandbar Toys in the Kitchen and Bathroom

Not sure what to do with your Sandbar drink toys?

Sandbar friend David sent us a picture of his tropical-themed kitchen full of sharks and the tub where his rubber duckies reside.

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David says "Our kitchen was already tropical-inspired to begin with, so adding Sandbar toys just seemed perfect! The wife's parents' house has always had a rubber ducky-themed bathroom so we tried to continue to have them in our bathroom at our house….so the ducks we get from the Sandbar end up there and the rest of the toys are in the kitchen on display!"


Where do you keep your Sandbar toys? Send us a picture, we'd love to see your collection!