Friday, March 31, 2006

Life is Beautiful - a reminder.

A few days ago I was walking to my car with a work colleague and we were both talking about how good it was that we now had a parking spot. (One of my other colleagues lives close to my work and so we all share her spot...) She was saying how that really made her feel like someone was watching over her. I thought that it was really nice how she could truly appreciate those little things. We often forget that.

I know I have said this several times before but I was reminded of this again this morning. I am truly lucky for all that I have and I am truly grateful for all that I have been given.

Life couldn't be any better right now!

When everything is going so well, the only bad thing about it is that it gives me nothing to talk about!

OOOO!!! My friend had a baby! HE IS GORGEOUS - and sooo soft!! Anika - he was born on the 27th of March!! I wish my friend would hurry up and name him! (She is only just starting to refer to her son as "him" rather than "it"!)

Monday, March 27, 2006

A Special Day!

To my favourite Lankan and wackiest buddy,


Hope you have a terrific day oh Lankan one!

Wishing for all things nice to head your way! BIIG HUGS! You are much loved and MISSED on this day - more so than normal!


Friday, March 24, 2006

Ask Big V Vidz!

At work, we have a lot of magazines that we all browse through during lunch time. One of our favourite things to do is to read the horoscopes and make fun of them.

A few days ago, I noticed a column by a "numerologist" (I think that is right!), who was suggesting Lotto numbers, Powerball numbers and Club Keno numbers for the week for each of the signs of the zodiac. Now, can anyone else the MAAAJJOORR flaw in this?


That is sooo stuupid!

Anyways, today, while looking for crosswords on the SMH website, I came across the horoscopes for the day. After reading mine, I wanted to see what kind of days other people were going to have...

I have managed to summarise all twelve horoscopes into a few lines to save you all the hassle of having to read all 12 of them! (These lines are pretty much word for word from SMH...)

"The Moon is void. Plan all activities for the first half of the day. Do not undertake anything new. Plan something creative."

The above roughly traslates to; "Wierd fact for the day: There is no life on the moon. It is Friday - go home early! Forget about the paperwork - it can wait till Monday! Do something nice this weekend - DON'T COME INTO WORK!".

I am not exaggerating! You guys should read it on and tell me if I am wrong!

I reckon I should start my own weekly horoscope! Better yet, I should start my own psychic advice hotline! I am simply oozing with fantastic advice about things that I have no first hand knowledge about! I reckon I would be great at it. I bet you don't need a PhD to do that!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

What the???

I just read my last post and I can't believe that I wrote a WHOLE post on my watch! That is sad! What is sadder is the fact that buying that watch was probably the highlight of my week! Isn't that terrible??

I don't really have anything else to say now. However, while I talking about being "sad", I might as well squeeze in the next sentence , "PRE-CAST GELS ROCK!".

That's it! Hope you are all having a fantastic day.

Stay Smiling people - but not continuously cuz then your mouth hurts! Trust me!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Classic Watches

For the first time ever, I bought myself a proper watch. This is not to say that I have never owned a watch before - but for the first time, I bought a watch for myself - and it wasn't a "2 for $18" kind of a watch from the Parklea markets! BTW - I love watches!

Most of the watches I have owned prior to this were either given to me by my parents or as a gift from a friend. When my last good watch broke (a present from a friend of mine in Sweden - I am still upset about that - there is a sad story there, but alas, I cannot share it with you right now lest I should break into tears!), I went to the markets and bought 2 watches for $18. I didn't think these watches would last me very long and thought that they would make good "in-between watches" watches. I wanted to save up to buy myself a proper watch.

That was about a year and a half ago, and neither of the two watches are showing any signs of deterioration!

So, on Saturday, I decided that I would no longer worry about my unbreakable-but-not-very-nice watches anymore, and will just treat myself to a new watch.

I was at a Watch shop and I described to the shopkeeper exactly what kind of watch I wanted. "I don't want the straps to be too big, don't want the dial to be too small, NO METAL STRAPS...preferably, it should be black or brown straps and it has to have the date on it! I don't want anything too fancy or too expensive. I want it to be daily wear but it can't look too casual. I don't mind want the brand is, but it has to be a good watch brand." That isn't being too picky is it???

The shopkeeper kept showing me all these watches with metal straps and kept asking me why I didn't want metal straps. It is simple, "You can't wear metal strap watches with everything - if it is silver, you need silver jewellery... it just won't work!". He then kept showing me watches with really huge dials! Obviosuly the shop keeper and I had very different tastes! After pointing to various watches and going , "A bit like that, but in black or brown..." or "Similar to that, but a better brand..." and the classic, "Exactly like that - but with a date!"...

Eventually I saw my dream watch! It is a Lorus, has dark brown straps, a white dial with gold hands and the date. I was very happy with it!

Ofcourse when I came home, the first thing my mum asks me is , "Why didn't you get metal straps??". People seem to find it really hard to understand that I don't like metal straps on my watches!

However, the next day, someone I work with noticed my watch and said, "Is that a new watch?". The watch isn't all that fancy and to be honest it doesn't look all that different from my old Parklea Markets watch, so I was surprised that anyone had noticed. I said, "Yeah!!" and then my colleague said, "You know - that is my idea of the perfect watch!". She went on to point out the exact same things that I had looked for in a watch!

What is your ideal watch? (Obviously one that tells you the time...:P)

On a similar note, have you guys seen the new kind of watches that are out??? They have REAALLYYY huge straps and dials.... and have the dial sort of built into the the straps - you know what kind of watches I am talking about??? I just googled it - apparently they are called "cuff watches"- they look horrible!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Daddy going - AGAIN!

I will give a reward to anyone who can remember who came and who went over the last few weeks! It has been so hectic at our house! My dad is going back to India today. My grandpa will be leaving at the end of the week as well. THEN! In a month or so, my grandma is also thinking of going to India! I am trying hard to get my mum to leave as well, but that doesn't seem to be working...

Taking my dad to the airport today and so I decided to take the day off. I feel like I have taken a lot of time off recently! It stresses me out! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

In other news, research is going well. Hopefully I will be able to prove what I am seeing using two more methods - fingers double crossed for that! I also have a lab meeting with my spervisor this week (these come by quick!), which will hopefully go for more than 10minutes! I actually have stuff to "discuss" this time!

Some Vidya trivia for you...

I think this is funny - when you do a pubmed search for "Vasudevan V", you pick up a whole bunch of articles. Only one of which is mine (and that is not really that funny!:P). However, what is wierd about it is that while I work on a Cyclin-Dependant-Kinase-Like protein, there is another "Vasudevan V", who seems to be working on Cyclin-Dependant-Kinases.
That was a lot of useless information!

We (V?) Vasudevan's seem to be taking over the Phosphorylation Domains!! :P

Friday, March 10, 2006


I have been sooo sleepy over the last few days. It is not like I haven't been getting enough sleep though. About two days ago, I had to come home early because I was just feeling extremely tired and nauseus. I came home at 11ish, went straight to bed and didn't get up till 3ish. Then I went back to sleep around 9 and woke up at 7:30 the next morning.

I thought I was a bit better yesterday. I came home early today because I wanted to spend some time with my dad, but by 4pm I was sooo tired that I just dozed off. At around 7:30 my grandma woke me up - I couldn't beleive that I had been asleep for that long! I had slept through everything that happened in my house and I am usually not a sound sleeper!

It is nearly 8pm now and I am ready to get back to sleep! I feel a bit of a head cold coming on and am feeling extremely tired.

As House would say , "Differential Diagnosis People!". Tash has already suggested that maybe it is TB or Malaria - both of which are pretty cool diseases medically. It would beat having something boring like an iron difficiency - but the former two might be a little bit more painful though and I don't think I can afford to get too sick this year...

It is just that I don't really want to see my Doctor because I don't actually feel "sick" just "tired"... Maybe if I continue to feel this way I will drag myself to the Doctor's surgery.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Wishing Yumna dearest a very Happy 23rd Birthday!!!

Knee Knee - Who Ray??
No... it's Yumna...

(It must be the fantastic Pizza that i had that is making me this crazy!) :D

I hope you had a beautiful day:D