Posts Tagged ‘groove back’

The Groove Returning?

August 10th, 2010

I think it’s coming back slowly. I went to the doctor yesterday.

My blood pressure was normal for the first time in months.

A good sign for the return of the groove…

Bald-Faced Groove

May 25th, 2010

Getting my groove back is still the mission, and it’s one day at a time. Incremental moves getting me closer to that groove I miss so much are important.

One of those moves is to take stock of what’s going right for me, which is why I’m glad I still have hair.

Call me shallow, but I just think it would be tough for me to get the groove back if it all fell out.

Sure, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Willis and a host of others make that look work. Me, not so much. I think I’d look like Uncle Fester on a bad day; and the people who make hair paste would suffer a serious decline in their stock price.

So: I’m not fat, I have most of my marbles, no sign of old man smell and most of my hair is on my head. Not too bad.

On with the groove.

Year-End Wrap-Up Post Coming Soon, At Least By Next Year

December 31st, 2009

Been very happy to do nothing but enjoy spending time with Mrs. Simon and Kiddo. Not feeling the urge to write.

So sue me.

But I will write something early next year. Heh. I may Twitter a bit, though.

Happy New Year from the man searching for his groove.

Maybe 2010 will be the year I get it back…

Simon’s Groove Approved: Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda

September 19th, 2009

Every now and then–and without promotional consideration–your buddy Simon will recommend a product or service that has earned the distinction of being “Simon’s Groove Approved.”

“What does that mean?” you may ask. It means I like it because it adds to my quality of life–thus another step towards my goal of getting my groove back— and think it will enhance yours, too.

Our first item is a line of sodas sweetened with natural cane sugar, not that high fructose corn syrup crap: Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda. They have numerous flavors and no caffeine, as their website boasts:


Unlike a lot of other colas, we keep ours completely natural by using real cane sugar and keeping it free from preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, caffeine and sodium. Not only can you taste the difference, you can also see it when you look at how pure our beverages appear (with the exception of root beer, which is naturally brown).

The soda is also gluten and dairy free, which is a bonus for a dear friend of mine who is allergic to gluten.

Great with Stoli.

Great with Stoli.

My favorite flavor is Mandarin Lime–which is not only great straight from the can, but is also a hell of a mix with vodka.

I buy mine by the case at Costco–which is pretty cool when you consider that Hansen’s offers a $4 rebate.

So, here’s to Simon’s Groove Approved Hansen’s Natural Cane Soda.

Long may it pour.

P.S. I’m working on a Simon’s Groove Approved graphic. If you’re a graphic artist and want a permanent free link on this site, please feel free to design one!

P.P.S. Any of you “blogger ethics types” who don’t care for my shameless, occasional (and uncompensated) plugs need to pop the top on a Mandarin Lime soda, mix it with Stoli and chill.