Thursday, June 09, 2005

i love this bar

i love this bar,
It's my kind place.
Just walk in through the front door,
Puts a big smile on my face.
It ain't too far; come as you are.
Mm, mm, mmm, mmm, mmm, I love this bar.

toby keith says it best.

There is a place in waco called schooners, more affectionately referred to as The Schoon. This bar holds a special place in the hearts of many baylor kids, especially between the years of 2001-2003. Unfortunately, since the departure of these kids, The Schoon has no longer been the same, and is finally no longer in business. however, it will live on in my heart forever and here are a few reasons why...

-in the two years that i could go to this bar i spent a total of $10.

-i worked in the downstairs part and met some great of them thought we were in FCC together...except i was a year older than him

-that pesky bouncer that was in the military and always acted like he wasn't going to take our ids

-the porch with the best view of waco

-hand picking the overhead music...james taylor's you've got a friend

-my 21st birthday...i was the last birthday, so the first one we ALL got to celebrate at schooners

-bartenders you could take advantage of...take that however you will

-wikki wakki woos, Vodka Tonics, goldschlagger...

-interlocking fingers...with an old unavailable flame...and telling EVERYONE i could

-"i'm like norm from cheers here! let me in!"

-knowing 90% of the people there

-"this one's on jim!"...thank goodness this happened more than once...i missed the phrase debut

-homecoming...getting there at 9 to beat the long lines

-happy hour from 8-10...not that i needed the discount

-the guarantee of finding true love by 2am...with someone new everytime

-table service on Juneteenth...we'll celebrate any holiday

-it was the greek bar...all the "independents" were down at that other bar

-"double vodka tonic...easy on the tonic"

and after that one my memory fails me for obvious reasons. what i can remember, i'll never forget. r.i.p schooners.