Cool Business Card Concept: OTC Compliance, LLC

OTC Compliance

Sometimes, I get business cards that just tickle me. That’s the case for OTC Compliance, LLC. I would normally think that quality and regulatory compliance would be somewhat dull. But this business card is like a mullet… business in the front and party in the back.

On the front, there’s vital information including the OTC Compliance company logo, their mission statement and the contact info for an employee. The only thing missing is where the company is based out of… my research shows that they’re in Johns Creek, Georgia. Who’s John and why does he have a creek?

Moving on, the party in back looks similar to the back of over-the-counter drugs with some clever use of facts like the Active Ingredient, Uses, Warnings & Directions. It’s always fun to have something unique on your business card to stand out from the pack and I can’t recall seeing any other compliance company being so whimsical. Then again, I can’t recall any compliance company business cards in my collection… though I’m sure I’ve got them.

Business Card Count: 35,599

My Very First Meetup at Blu Alehouse in Woodbridge NJ

Blu Alehouse Woodbridge NJI wanted to write about this experience for a little while, but my 4-part trip to Orlando delayed this, as did my my timely horrific experience at H&R Block.

For a while, me and my girlfriend wanted to expand our social circle since we don’t have any local friends who are our “couple friends”. I get along with all of her friends and vice versa, but a lot of our friends either aren’t local or are quite busy/aren’t often available.

That’s why we decided to start a Meetup group to seek out other couples in our area who are looking for “couple friends”.

She previously had success meeting people through the Meetup networking site, so we decided to give it a whirl and we got a group of people… well, couples… who signed up for the group. By the time our initial meeting occurred, it was only us and one other couple.

Shannon Rose Woodbridge NJWe opted to have our first Meetup at Blu Alehouse in Woodbridge, New Jersey because we wanted to try it. The Shannon Rose Irish Pub used to be there, but they went out of business for some reason. It had a good old-timey pub and I certainly enjoyed their lamb shepherd’s pie.

But I digress. The Meetup was successful, as got to know another professional couple who just had a child not too long ago. I’m usually somewhat introverted upon first meeting people, so I did my best to open up about myself and have good conversation.

The food was also good, as I had a chilled asparagus salad with grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and candied pecans on a bed of baby arugula. The atmosphere was very modern, as you can tell by the business card above, which was clean but I enjoy the more old-timey look of The Shannon Rose.

Will we continue with this Meetup? Most definitely… we have some event ideas in our heads to apply for the summer. Will I eat at Blu Alehouse again? I wouldn’t be opposed to it, but I’m not into beer & a lot of their menu/theme revolves around beer. Not to mention that there are other restaurants that provide similar food at a similar price point.

But it was more about the enjoyable company and conversation that day than the food.

Business Card Count: 35,582

How H&R Block of Piscataway NJ Delayed My Tax Refund

H and R Block Piscataway NJ

Tax time has come and gone once again. I used the same accountant... I mean Senior Tax Advisor that I had last year: Ellen Sowers at the H&R Block in Piscataway, New Jersey. Everything went smoothly when the taxes were done in the middle of … [Continue reading]

My Decadent Dessert at Cafe Tu Tu Tango: Orlando Part 4

Cafe Tu Tu Tango Orlando FL

Here it is: the conclusion of my trip to Orlando and the last meal I had in the city before flying out: dessert at Cafe Tu Tu Tango, where the slogan is "Food. Art. Fun." Let's start with the food. It took me literally 2 seconds to decide on the … [Continue reading]

Working Out at the YMCA Aquatic & Family Center: Orlando Part 3

YMCA Aquatic Family Center Orlando FL

Working out is important to me, even when I'm away. That's why I was happy to find out that there was a YMCA Aquatic & Family Center located right next to my hotel: the Orlando Metropolitan Resort. And it was free because I was staying at that … [Continue reading]

My Visit to Hogan’s Beach Shop, Brother!: Orlando Part 2

Hogans Beach Shop Orlando FL

The big reason why I went to Orlando was because I was wrestling down there. And I knew that I had to do something wrestling related outside of my business while I was in town. That's where Hogan's Beach Shop came in. They opened their Orlando … [Continue reading]

My Scamworthy Experience at Miller’s I Drive Ale House: Orlando Part 1

Millers Ale House Orlando FL

I took a 3-day trip to Orlando last week for my wrestling passion and will be documenting some experiences I had down there over the next few weeks. This was not the one that came first, but it's the one that sticks out the most in my mind. I feel … [Continue reading]

Hello Again: I Have 2 of Neal Diamond’s Business Cards

Neal Diamond Atlantic Chevy Cadillac

I have had Neal Diamond's business cards for a little while. Neal Diamond the car salesman who I've never met before, not Neil Diamond the legendary singer who I've also never met before. It's cool that Atlantic Chevrolet Cadillac gives their … [Continue reading]

Tony’s Italian Kitchen: Good Pizza, Unique Business Hours

Tonys Italian Kitchen

It's been a while since I wrote about pizza. Whenever I commute to work, I pass by a place called Tony's Italian Kitchen in Midland Park, New Jersey. It always strikes me curious since the sign for the company is on the ground due to renovations to … [Continue reading]

Getting a Somewhat Suspect Sales Pitch at the ShopRite in Clark NJ

ShopRite Clark NJ

It's typical that companies or people set up an area in a public place to sell their wares. And this was the case when I recently did some shopping at the ShopRite in Clark, New Jersey. I first heard the announcement of a "free gift" being … [Continue reading]