Monday, June 1, 2009

Have you heard?

About the bird?

Apparently the bird is the word!

Sorry, watched the "bird is the word" Family Guy episode for the second time on the weekend. The Good Lady Naut has had the song stuck in her head and I am taking great pleasure in singing, huming or texting her to make sure it stays firmly implanted. Her last SMS, in reply to mine asking if she had heard about the bird, suggested that my life my be forfeit once I get home.

In other news, I managed over the weekend to buy a couple of suits and half a dozen shirts. The suits are Anthony Squires off the rack items, which based on David Jones's current catalogue normally go for about $1000 each and I got them for $400 each. I have been looking at suits for a few weeks now, in consultation with a suit expert that sure knows his way around a lapel. I am not sure if I should be thanking him, as I will never be able to buy a cheap polyester suit again! That said he has been very generous with his advice and I thank him for it. Now does anyone know a good tailor in Melbourne?

While I am on the topic of thanking people, a big thankyou to the real estate agent that offered me some advice when the GLN and I starting talking about selling our house. We still don't know if we will, but I feel in a better position to make the decission when the time comes, thanks to the advice of this kind gentleman.

It may seem a bit strange my thanking people without naming them, but I don't want to be responsible for them being inundated with people after free advice. I need them to be available for when I need free advice! But if they happen to read this, they will know who they are and know that I appreciate their assistance.

Well now eveybody knows that the bird is the word, I'm outta here!


  1. No trouble on the advice dude...

    TO others: $4.95 per minute SMS 0424 123 456

    lol I jest. Don't ask me for advice, I'll bankrupt ya inside a day.

  2. Hey if I ever need goat or xbox advice, you will be the first person I call.

  3. Damn you to hell, Evil Nautilus. I had just got The Bird out of my head and now it is back.

    Where I come from anyone who buys or owns a suit is going to or expecting to be going to court. So Fez Up Naut. What have you been up to.

    I see you forgot to thank your court appointed Lawyer.

  4. My current email is 'I'm on a boat' from youtube via saturday night live.

  5. After hearing about Family guy on Twitter - I fear it is yet another TV show that I may have to check!

  6. To review:

    As for the suits-a good deal there! Like the bearded fellows from Texas sing:

    Clean shirt, new shoes
    And I don't know where I'm goin' to
    Silk suit, black tie
    I don't need a reason why
    They come runnin' just as fast as they can
    Coz every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man

    Gold watch, diamond ring
    I ain't missin' a single thing
    And cufflinks, stick pin
    When I step out I'm gonna do you in
    They come runnin' just as fast as they can
    Coz every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man

    Top coat, top hat
    I don't worry coz my wallet's fat
    Black shades, white gloves
    Lookin' sharp and lookin' for love
    They come runnin' just as fast as they can
    Coz every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man

  7. I'll have to look at a new suit I suppose, the old one is for a slimmer younger me (not that I was ever slim). Got myself a Del Monti, figured if they were still around after all that time it couldn't be to bad.
    RE tailor no, tinker, soldier OK, spy I can't find again.

  8. Must admit, I ditched all my suits before I went to Thailan, then got three made over thereby a mates, nice young Indian Tailor. NIVCE, very nice and bloody cheap, well, by our standards at least. but its a td far to fly just for a suit.

    best bit. he has ALL my details, so I need only e/mil, colours and style etc and he will make and ship. BEAUTIFUL....sorta. NEVER PISS OFF THE COOK.....

  9. Big Bad Al’s comment reminds me of an old joke from Blighty:

    Q: What do you call a Scouser [ie someone from Liverpool] wearing a suit?
    A: The defendant.

    No doubt this joke is to be found just about anywhere…

  10. Thanks, I have that damn song stuck in my head!

    Lerm: Watch Family Guy. You will love it.

  11. BBA - I didn't want you to forget that the bird is the word! I will thank my lawyer after he gets me off!

    Bart - Glad you clarified that, I was seriously confused.

    Lerm - Yeah, have a look. I reckon it can be a bit hit and miss, but when it hits it can be a knockout blow.

    YD - I told my young Brother-in-law many years ago that there is no such thing as overdressed. Girls will always talk to the best dressed person in a room, but rarely to the worst.

    Bangar - I am concerned that once I have the suits tailored I will have to live my life in order to stay the right shape for my suits.

    H - I know a few people that have done that, I even know of people that will measure you here and get suits made in Fiji and the like. I just worry about quality of material and quality control. After all I wear these things every day.

    Simon - Lol, yeah I have heard a couple of version of that one.

    Jen - As with BBA, it would pain me to think you had forgotten about the bird!

  12. OK my earworm is now Sharp Dressed Man by aforesaid beardy gents from Tejas... but not an unappreciated one. Great filmclip - tres 80s.