Oscar, Oscar, Oscar. So many Oscars but none of them notable enough to write about.

Oscar the Grouch, of course. I watched Sesame Street when I was little and I lived through the 90s when it was fashionable for teenagers to wear t-shirts with Sesame Street and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony characters on them. Pretty sure teenagers, and twenty-somethings, still do that, but maybe with more modern icons. Naturally, Oscar was my choice.

Oscar from The Office. That show was so funny, at least until Pam and Jim got married and had a baby and became boring fuddy-duddys trying to hang on to their carefree days but dealing with serious shit like marital problems. No good.

Oscars, as in The Oscars. I pretended to care about celebrity awards shows when I was in high school because all my friends did. Just like I pretended to care about football and the Superbowl. I’m too old to pretend anymore.

I taught in Spain, Mexico, and Honduras. I’m certain I had a student named Oscar somewhere along the line, but if so, he doesn’t stand out in memory.

Oscar Wilde? Never been much of a fan.

Oscar Mayer weiners? Balogna!

This is going downhill pretty quickly. I’ll end here. Leave a comment and tell me about the Oscars in your life.


What else are people writing in the A to Z Blog Challenge? Check out today’s featured blog, sponsored by the letter O: OB’s Corner. A lovely collection of quotations.

13 thoughts on “Oscar

  1. Hmm. I don’t know if I know any Oscars. I certainly haven’t won any, which hardly seems fair, even if I’ve never actually done anything related to a movie. I think it’s rigged.


  2. My favourite Oscar is 1.4 kg in weight, about the size of my foot, and is white and grey with fuzzy hair. He’s a guinea pig, successor to the key characters in my books. Maybe he’ll be in a book of his own one day!
    You can find him and his friends at georgesgpworld.co.uk and I’m on my own blog!
    Love your theme, Jen. Have fun witht he rest of the challenge 🙂
    Jemima Pett

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  3. I loved Oscar the Grouch! Of the (few) other Oscars I’ve come across, I’m going to have to go with Oscar the Oscar fish that lived at the only library in my hometown. I practically lived at the library when I was a kid. The librarians were very kind to let me hang out there, and check out any book I liked, whether it was in the kid’s section or not. I spent a lot of time in front of Oscar’s tank, too. He used to have tantrums if his meal was late, and would rearrange all the decorations.


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