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Happy New Year From Oscar and the Gang!

January 2, 2013

Yes. Happy New Year  2013!

Its been like 4 years since we started this derelict discount rack blog!   But we’re still open.

Met a lot of wonderful people here!

Hoping to post a lot more this year.  Gonna make time for it.


Gotta keep my handful o’ fans happy.   LOL

I was in a doctors office today waiting to see him for a bothersome elbow.  While I was waiting, and older wo

man proceeded to let lo


ose a loud… flatulent.

She turned to everyone and said. “Well I guess I started the year off with a bang!

Can’t make this stuff up.  We all laughed so hard we cried.

Then I got called in.  Cortisone shot.   We’ll see how it goes.  I told my buddy “Jack” I needed to be read
y for the golf season.  He replied. “you’d better hurry, you’re in Florida next week!”

Oh… yeah….

See you soon!


2012, Work, Home, Sandy,BP,Nellie, Norman, Isabel, Gulf …. to name a few

November 19, 2012

Hi Everyone!  My last real post was quite a while ago.  I do enjoy writing them and do enjoy everyone’s comments.  I’ve even made a few friends! I miss it.

Knowing that I can only fit one blog into my schedule, I’m trying to decide which one stays.  (Cue The Clash)  I like Oscars Tavern, as it gives me flexibility to wing small thoughts under a theme.  Conditionally Satisfactory is me.  More open.  Not hiding behind the bar.  I would mix both as “Oscar” obviously but can’t decide which Blog Title to keep.  Any suggestions?

This post title is a summary or 2012.

Very busy at work. My real job. Overwhelmed.  A good thing to be in this economy.  I used to write these posts during meetings or lunch. Now I’m leading the meetings, and working through lunch.  (not much pay increase)   Still traveling once a month to Puerto Rico.

Home – Busy as well.  Trying to simplify, I’ll call it.   Without much success.  Still keeps me busy.

Sandy – More recent – Hit us. Thank God not much damage, 10 days with no electricity – Make you appreciate what you dont have!!

BP – Still battling high blood pressure.  Maintaining. I wanted to be rid of it by now…. 😦

Nellie – My schnauzer of 9 years just couldn’t keep on and sadly passed.  After spending thousands of dollars to keep her going I lost her.

Norman and Isabel – After a couple months of emptiness, I got a puppy(s).   Note to self:  Never try to train 2 dogs at once!

Took a few trips to Sunny Florida!  With 2 of my 3 kids there.  It keeps looking better and better.

Those are a few things to name that have kept me off the page.  I’ll go more into them as I try to write.

Thanks to those who hung in with me!

Wish me luck!

Thanks as always for reading!   Once I figure out what blog I’ll use, I plan to completely re-build!  May need your help!



Happy Holidays from Oscars Tavern!

December 28, 2011

Hi!  Happy Holidays!!!

How are you?  Thought we’d take over Oscars personal blog to bring you up to speed on the going’s on here. Yes the Tavern still exists!  Well its moved, but not ready yet.  That picture is near where we’ve decided to move the Tavern.

Pull up a stool! Mind the mess…

What can I get you?

Todays Special is Three Olives Cherry Vodka!    Its one of our new bartenders favorites! She likes it with Diet Coke.

We’ve been so busy lately with life that we just haven’t had the time to sit and put words down here. Oh certainly a lot of ideas. But they come when I’m not by a PC or iPad.

Charlene is currently down in the Sunshine State. Visiting family.  She’s been a busy gal.  Our newer bartender Elaine has been filling in. She’s a beauty. Melts all the guys with just a look.  LOL   She definately shakes things up here in this rusty saloon!

I went through a brief bout of illness recently. Came unexpected. Just when you think you’re still a spry guy, life reminds you that you are over 50. (not much)

Christmas here was a nice event. No big parties like we usually do. With me under the weather and Charlene away, it was quiet but enjoyable. Just a few of us were together. We had a nice dinner and enjoyed each others’ company.  Probably the way it should be.  How was yours?  Leo came by and we celebrated Channukah as well. 

I’m taking this week off to relax. My goal is to be ready to kick some butt for the new year.

I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year!   Let’s hope its a great year full of promise, hope and health!

See ya soon!



Hi!  Merry Christmas!  Happy Channukah!  (Ok what is it…Hannukah or Channukah?)  I buy (C)Hannukah cards for my Jewish friends and they have both as well.  Sorry for the late wishes. But as a friend explained to me, Christmas is 12 days. (ie: 12 Days of Christmas)  So it’s still Christmastime.  We end our festivities with Three Kings Day.  Makes sense.

Having been to Florida so many times this year, I am continually getting more and more tired of cold weather.  Especially snow.  I figure I should live in a warm climate, and “visit” cold when I want. 

“Cris-cross.  I’ll kill your wife, you throw momma off the train”.

 This is why Oscars Tavern is being re-located to the Gulf coast of Florida.  We’re gonna change it up a bit. It will be completely different but still have its…”charm”….LOL.   

During my hospital stay (4 days) I was victim to daytime television.  DO the networks really think we are that stupid?  I was so glad the hospital had WIFI.  I had my iPad brought to me. There was one good program I found. The local New York News for CW/PIX. They have this perty anchor woman. Jodi Applegate. She made the normal news interesting.  Plus she has this odd sense of humor.  So now I watch that when I can.

I’m relaxing this week. Getting myself back in shape.  Walked 2 miles yesterday and today. They’re raising a house a couple blocks away. I will walk again to see how they’re doing.  Stuff like that is interesting to me.  Thats what they do here in my neighborhood. They remove the old small houses and put up McMansions.

I realized yesterday my registration for my truck and my drivers license both expired. Should fix that.

Hope you all are enjoying this holiday season.

Thanks for reading!  I’ll see you soon!


An Odd Wednesday

June 15, 2011

My schedule today included a teleconference from 7:30am EST to 10:30am.  I woke up early and set up my PC and was prepared for the meeting. This one was with VP’s and my boss’s boss’s boss.  I had to be available for any technical inquiry that may surface.       None did.  But I sat by a window which faces my pool and watched the nice day unfold.  The dogs went out and in. Out and In. Out and in.  Sandy could relate to this.  I was just sure that when they asked..”What do you think?” It would be at a time when the dogs spot a squirell.  But it didn’t!  Following the call some of the people emailed me a thousand questions. I can handle that.  This went well.  My meeting for 2:00pm got cancelled. It’s a nice day here on the East coast.  I’m working from home.  Three laptops, an iPad, a blackberry, and a droid. I’m connected. There’s a glow by the window and its not from the sun.  I’m surely projecting RF all over myself.  I’m online. Reading email, sending messages, texting, answering calls and whatever my array of electronic bliss provides.

I felt I should take a few minutes and write a post to bring everything up to date.  In the sun, by the pool.     Now I have been chatting in other social media with a few bloggers who know me more, or have been inquisitive. Each one I promise to eventually post.

As always, I’m traveling a lot. Another trip to Brazil recently, and the regular visits to sunny Puerto Rico.  Some recent business has India knocking at my door.  We’ll see.  I’m stretched as it is. I’m trying to do as much as I can via Teleconferences and Videoconferences, Live meetings, WebEx.  Work has been busy. As I say to a dear friend often, “Busy is good”. 

Update on my dog:  I went for the $7000.00 or so for the cataract surgery. Tons of medications, drops, needles, and I think she can see a little.  A LITTLE!  The poor thing gets around by smell mostly.  Apparently during the surgery, they were unable to insert a lens in the cornea like they do on “routine” procedures, so the dog is far sighted.  My miniature schnauzer at 15 inches is bumping into everything.  My guess is that she see’s blobs.  I’m very disappointed.  Her diabetes is under control. I have that down pat.  This truly has been an education.  I guess its the best I can do.  Eye $urgeon keep$ $aying it take$ time….   each time $he $say$ it, it co$t$ me a hundred fifty dollar$.  I’m sure I’ve cracked 10K.  I’m to a point where if she is getting around ok with some assistance, I wont spend more on it. I just continue to pray.

Well it seems that this half rate blog recieved an Award!  Coming from two of my favorite bloggers, Older Eyes, and Sandy Says! Thanks to both of you!  I’m just sorry I can’t post as much!  

 There’s some rules I have to folly here. I have to share seven things about myself.  Hmmmm….

  • I’m 50+ and 60-
  • I love warm weather, probably a reason I don’t mind travel to the Caribbean and Brazil.  Go to Florida to see my kids as often as I can!
  • Although I am Oscar the Bartender, I’ve never tended a real bar! (That’s a wish)(Oh but I have(do) perform quality audits.) Ok, Not a “cash” bar. “Willy” from the tavern was my real uncle, a bartender. A lot of readers believe OT is real. By the way, I DO intend on getting to re-do that Blog and post. I get lots of requests!
  • I am in Engineering/Supply Chain management for a Fortune 100 Healthcare company.
  • I text like a high school kid. (not while driving)
  • I can’t wait to retire in Sandy’s neck of the woods. I’m starting my own company. (and Marina Bar)
  • I am a musician by hobby.  Composer and writer. (don’t let my blog entries define that!)

I’m not sure I have 15 people to send this to.  Just look at my blog roll.  All of you are worthy of this award.  I’ll try to be more personal. This post is a true opportunity. Now I need to be sure that’s up to date! If its not – you know who you are. 

Well I need to run the dog to the vet for a gluco$e reading.   I’ll try to post again soon!

Thanks for reading!  I’ll see you soon!


Smile Because I say so.

May 10, 2011

This morning, a friend of mine asked if I wanted to get coffee.  My cup empty and a pretty lady’s company, I decided to go.  We chatted walking to the cafeteria, and entered the food area. Tony Bennetts “Put on a Happy Face”  was playing. It just made me smile. She looked at me and said “Put on a Happy Face!”  I did a big teethy silly smile.  We both laughed.

I read somewhere that smiling makes you feel better. It said smile for 1 full minute, then see if your attitude changes.  I think it does.

 Crank up your speakers and smile. Do it now.  Yes now.

Thanks for reading!  I’m working my way around blogs so I’ll see you soon!



April 13, 2011

Hi!  Sorry I have been so distant. Very Busy!   A dear friend texted me yesterday saying I needed to post something.  This is for her.

I am at war.  Yes, strong words.  I have been involved with this issue for over a week now. My property has been attacked. Hit and run. Nothing the police can do.   I’m ready to go all out to defend myself and my belongings.  I have had words with my enemy. He only stares at me and laughs. My anger grows every day. 

 <– Here he is that little bastard!   $hits all over my cars every morning! That stuff is like epoxy!  Especially if I forget and turn on my wipers. It smears like a slug. It’s a horrible mess.  It got all over my car windshield. Took 3 days for it to clean off. I cant scrape the window with anything metal as it has a coating that recognizes rain and controls my wipers.  I actually scratched my NEW CAR windshield trying to get it off.   Every frikkin’ morning. There the sonofabitch is. perched in the branch. “Ha ha ha Oscar!!  Look ! I spelled your name on your windshield!”   That little rat with a tail!.  It is a mess. I have to take my garden hose and spray off both cars.  Those little balls o’ crap stick like magnets. They just don’t wash off! You have to push them, then they smear. THEN its worse.  I’m out there spraying, he’s up there laughing his fuzzy a$$ off! I really am getting angry  and am at my wits end!

But I have a plan…..   muah ha ha ha ha haaaaa!

“Ok Grey squirell, you’re gonna get yours…….”

Hope I don’t shoot my eye out!

Thanks for reading!  I’ll try my best to visit you!


Your Inner People

March 18, 2011

I discovered a new inner personality today at the credit union.  I went there today to pay a bill and instead of going to the teller windows, Valerie, a woman I know there said she would take me from her office.  I’ve known her a long time so I went in and sat down. I handed her my deposit and the slip.  On her desk was a purple pen with credit union logo’s on it.  I said:

OOOhhh a purple pen!”


“Purple Pen, purple pennnnn…. C’mon sing it with me…”


Purple pen, purple pennnnnn….   thats right honey.   “

“(louder laughing)”

“I’m gon-na sign this de-posit slip, with the purple pen….”

Valerie had to close the door.  We were getting loud.

Getting in touch with my inner-Prince.

Thanks for reading!   See you soon!