Friday, June 30, 2006

A week away from the madness ...

This post is to notify all my newly-acquired-blog-friends (once again.. THANK YOU ZEE!!!lol) that i will be away at a conference hosted by the South African Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB) which is running from 2-6th july in Pietermaritzburg... so no entries for the next wk...

I will be acting all professional, and im even presenting a poster on the research that i have done thus far... (impressive hey?) The title of my poster is : THE ANALYSIS OF HSP 70 GENES IN WILD TYPE(COL-O) AND MUTANT(EDS 16-1) ARABIDOPSIS CELL LINES USING SUPPRESSION SUBTRACTIVE HYBRIDIZATION (SSH) ....

yeah, i know, its a mouthful, but im hoping to have lots of nerdy fun... n hopefully if the weather is good, we planning on driving down to Durban for the day... The BEACH... YAY!!!!

so, until next week..

Thursday, June 29, 2006

googlisms on my name...

i tried the googlism on my name... here are some of the weird things it said about me... (*) .. not real name :> :>
ruby* is an amazing singer/guitarist ( i cant even sing in the shower!!!)
ruby is working at a greenbrier elementary school with people shorter than her(they must be REALLY short people... !!!!)
ruby is a 27 year old asian woman with two young children (i will be 27 in two yrs n 30 days time, n not likely to have ONE let alone TWO kids by then at the rate that the set-ups are going...)
ruby is truely a phenomenon .. YEAH.. thats true !!!
ruby is the second eldest true again!!!
ruby is stable (havent been admitted yet, so, methinks thats true
ruby is holding her regular morning classes to teach muslim women in kerala how to read and write (wouldnt mind having the classes, but not in kerala)
ruby is a bimonthly newspaper and a federation of revolutionary anarchists in canada (im so cool, i have a newspaper named after me ha ha ha )
ruby is also in this distinguished group, they are all regarded as perfect ( u read it right, puuuurfect !!!!!
ruby is cherished by mahometan writers (perfect, n cherished, truly a phenomenon!!!)
ruby is quite uncommon in lebanon (????)
ruby is a licensed minister and a born again blues woman (minister hmmm, i wonder of what? mayb Science n Technology in bout 10 yrs time? )

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

for a good laugh!!! will find out what thinks of you, your friends or anything! Search for your name here or for a good laugh check out some of the popular Googlisms below.

go to, and type in ur name...

Friday, June 23, 2006

Words worth pondering over..

I know, im being quite reflective today...

Tomorrow is Not Promised

Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
they serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson
or help figure out who you are
and who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be:
your neighbour, child, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger
who, when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment that they will affect your life
in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
and at the time they seem painful and unfair,
but in reflection you realise
that without overcoming those obstacles
you would have never realised
your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance
or by means of good or bad luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity,
all occur to test the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests,
whether they be events, illnesses, or relationships,
life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere,
safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life
and the successes and downfalls you experience
create who you are,
and even the bad experiences can be learned from;
In fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you , or breaks your heart,
forgive them,
for they have helped you learn about trust
and the importance of being cautious
to whom you open your heart...

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching you to love
and opening your heart and eyes to things
you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment
and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again...

Talk to people you have never talked to before,
and actually listen,
let yourself fall in love,
break free and set your sights high...

Hold your head up
because you have every right to.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself...
for if you don't believe in yourself,
no one else will believe in you either.
You can make of your life anything you wish.

Create your own life
and then go out and live it!
"Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last...
Tomorrow is Not Promised"

You cannot do kindness too soon
because you never know how soon it will be too late

Make time, before u run out of time....

A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to read, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, and a time of peace.....

I think that this poem is amazing in it simplicity. We get so involved in our daily lives, that we seldom stop, look up into the sky and appreciate the patterns that the clouds make,gaze at the stars on a clear night, or the color of the sky just before sunset. If we truly want to live life to the fullest, enjoy every minute of being alive, healthy (even if u not wealthy) and give Thanks to the Al-Mighty for granting u with one more day, so that u may smile at a person who is on the verge of crying, give a helping hand to those in need, and provide a shoulder and be a friend to someone that is buried in a sorrow so deep, that nothing seems important to them anymore...
yet, we only worry about ourselves, and in this rat-race of life, we don't stop and say THANK YOU to the people that love and care for us, instead, we curse and complain over the people that are not worthy of our love.....

Thursday, June 22, 2006

" I am not worthy"

The pic. is for His Royal Highness blah blah blah.. all hail King of all bloggers "ZEE" ... as u may have guessed..
This entire entry is dedicated to my darling, super cool, ultra- intelligent, handsome, charming, (im running short of adjectives to describe him now) brilliant and slightly obsessive compulsive friend..... the one... the only...
F-A-M-O-U-S ZEE.... who believes that without him, i would still have been an undiscovered treasure and as a "thank u " for being mentioned on his blog.. (thereby enabling my blog to be noted) , he is now responsible for all the lovely ppl that have come into my "Blog-LIfe" . so, I am hearby saying THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANKYOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU......

buT, I have to mention a teeny weeny fact, Zee's latest entry now has 22 comments... and that was based on a cartoon that i sent to him... so, me thinks that I am worthy after all... n I should be thanked as well .... anyone agree?

Monday, June 19, 2006

these are the dates of my life !!!

firstly, let me apoplgise for not having blogged for well over a month. There was a wedding (not mine, my brother's, and then I was in bed with bronchitis, n then, the ever present problem ... WORK !!!

And between all of this,(about a month ago... ) I had yet another blind-date which seemed like it was going sumwhere, but later took a drastic left-turn into a ditch!!! heres the story... hope u guys have a good laugh, its too ridicule not too... the pic is a tribute to the Dr.Idiot (who is French from Mauritius, but, to my disappointment, idiot in french is spelt the same...)

A really sweet n wonderful friend of mine had a brainwave... to set me up with her boyfriend's, i agreed...(after the last 11 odd disasters over the last two yrs, i fugured it couldnt be too bad.... since this guy was a Doctor!!!)

anyway, the blind date went well, followed by a movie, followed by a text msg that evening saying it was niceto have met me.. n when was i free for coffee again.. so, this started a series of coffee-dates and daily mxit conversations which lasted for approx. 2-3 hrs every day... ( those of u who havent heard of mxit.. its an online chat program on ur cellphone, that is really cheap n saves u from making an hr long phonecall to ur bestfriend to update her on the latest gossip...)

anywayz, after bout a month of constant contact.. this dude then decides to "explain a few things "
This is a snippet of the conversation that we had....
"""Idiot: i hope that u r not expecting anything from this relationship. I really like u, u r really cool n an interesting person, but we have differences
Me: I wasnt expecting anything from u , but what kinda differences?
Idiot: Someone who is not traditional...
Me: Traditional meaning?
Idiot: the way things are done, weddings etc.
u r different from me, i am looking for sumone who is like me, im not sure how she must be exactly, mayb i wont ever meet her .. im not being fussy, thats just how i feel... im sorry if i have hurt u ... i really like, but as a friend... so, can we still spk everyday n meet up?
Me: I have a lot of friends, but i dont chat to all of them everynite, so i dont think thats a good idea...
Idiot: oh yes, i can see how that would cause us to become involved...but thank u for agreeing to be my friend, and im sorry if i have not lived up to ur expectations!!! """" (the rest of the conversation went downhill from there, whereby he made it sound as though as i was hopelessly in love with him n i propositioned him(for God alone knows what) and he feels that he is hurting me so, sorry... but i really want to be ur friend... )

I ask u ... which dumb ass goes on a blind date/ set-up to "make friends? " did he not realise that the point of a blind date.. is to met a person who could be a potential "sumbody" ??? n y waste his time, as well as my precious time (for a month) when we have such extreme differences?

so, the conclusion to this disaster is... NO MORE SET-UPS/BLIND DATES... be it my family or even my best best friend ..I will be out the door and missing before they can even mention his middle name...