So as many of you have noticed, we have launched the Official True Feel Twitter page (@TrueFeel2005). The Twitter page hasn’t even been live for a full 24 hours yet so if you have an account but aren’t currently “Following” us…please feel free to do so and you’ll be the first to know about new upcoming product releases, projects that are in the works including collaborations with other brands and artists, events, promos, and all that other great stuff. The reason we didn’t join the Twitter network sooner was, to be honest, we didn’t care for it…but now that we have our new online store up, it’s another way for us to keep all of our fans and supporters in the loop of what’s going on. It’s going to be an even more personal way for us to share little things that are going on around the office, in the warehouse, ask random questions, and even share some random thoughts. If you’re not on Twitter and still want to keep up, check out the sidebar on the right side of our press page and you won’t miss a thing…it’s there for you.
This weekend we (24 of us) went out to celebrate the 21 years of debauchery for True Feel’s youngest intern Alex on his birthday. We were pretty amped to go to Dave and Busters for some food, drinks, and horsing around in the “adult arcade” after dinner.
For starters, I snatched some Philly Cheesesteak rolls that are unmistakably the most delicious item on the menu. They come with a spicy ketchup and queso for dipping. Yum.
Being that this was a finger food, I avoided picking up my camera thereafter to take shots of my dinner since I didn’t want to get grease on my trigger. I’m sure you understand.
Moving forward, I cleaned my hands thoroughly and picked up my weapon once again… Here is the man of the day, Alex…
Then, onto the game room…see, I told you we were excited to horse around after dinner…and here you just thought I was using that as a figure of speech!
We had a great time and closed the place out…an overall success…DEAL.
Here we are outside of the Crate and Barrel Warehouse and Distribution center. This building is responsible for stocking shelves in EVERY Crate & Barrel shop on the entire East Coast. The scale of this facility is absolutely massive and the best part is, the doors are open to wander in, shop around (no shipping on any items, so bring your pickup), and spend money on tons of items for less than you can find them at their retail stores. Although the area you are able to shop in is separated from the shelves of inventory in the back, you can access a room in the back and get ridiculous deals on some real sweet goods.
There are many different C&B Distribution centers throughout the US, but this is the only one for the East Coast and it’s located in Cranbury, NJ.
I’d show you some pics of the inside…but i’d rather you go see it for yourself. Just remember who sent you.
Here are Shannon and Tomo…
Next to the boys you may recognize the faces of our Nikki Stixx and Joelle of Planet Verge.
While we were here with some questions on hand…it was time for some Q&A with the band. Shannon seem’s to have quite a hold on
the mic Nikki’s hand.
You may notice Jared isn’t here. He had to run just up the street to speak to one of the boys of Virgin Records over at Cuban Pete’s. No big deal, Shannon and Tomo had no problem holding the fort down, giving us some DL info and tell us a few off topic ideas they have been working on. Pretty dope.
Jared’s back… this time he’s posing for me to take a photo…
…or two. What you don’t know about this photo is that while he was standing there and I took this shot, he was making a really funny growling sound. Needless to say, the fellas of 30 Seconds to Mars (30STM) are some real cool dudes (that love to eat healthy and live very eco-friendly lives…including touring in a bus that ran on used vegetable oil a few years back).
Now it’s time to head in for the show…
These guys rocked for a solid 2 hours and it was an action packed show that was nothing short of electrifying. In between a few songs, it was like stand-up with Jared. He told some funny stories, picked on some people in the audience, and made everyone get out of their seats and all get on the floor stage level…then it was time for some Kings and Queens.
What a great show. Oh yea, and Nikki Stixx and I both got our photos individually taken and printed on the 30 Seconds to Mars album cover art sold worldwide. If you like 30STM, I recommend catching them next time they’re in your area. You’d be missing out if you didn’t…
Tonight, we met up with a bunch of great friends at Boonsong Thai Cuisine located in Bloomfield, New Jersey. With it’s vast selection of delicious meals, it’s totally worth hitting up to grab an affordable meal if you’re ever in the area…
Hanging out, indulging in our meals and talking to the whole crew was a great time. It was a good way to put an end to a rainy but jam-packed weekend and some new ideas are in the works after some dicussions were had. Meet Cash Cash and some of the girls of Planet Verge, including our very own Nikki Stixx…
…and since you were thinking “when is Cash Cash’s new album Love or Lust dropping,” well…i’ll tell you. It’s this Tuesday, April 19th and you can get it now on pre-order or on itunes after its release. If you wanna check out a new single off the album, download “Victim of Love” on itunes here. Contradictory to what many others in Japan have been doing due to the recent disaster’s that have occured, these guys of Cash Cash will be flying out to Tokyo in 2 weeks to perform multiple concerts in venues all about the area. Get on it.
In closing, since you were probably wondering what I ate, I will tell you (and show you). First things first, Curry Puffs…
These delicious little bad boys are nothing more than a pastry of curried chicken, potato, and onion which have been golden fried and served with a cucumber sauce. Immediately after eating these, I was able to whistle the theme song to Zelda flawlessly…they’re that good.
And for the main course…my absolute favorite, must have and always get…Pad See Ew (more like “Pad See Yum” in my opinion).
Made up of stir-fried flat rice noodles with garlic, sweet soy sauce, Chinese broccoli, and beef…this dish is surely the bee’s knees. Now it’s time to relax, see ya.