Never gonna give you up
I like Rick Astley. Feel free to rickroll me any time. ;) Especially when you’re running on two hours of sleep and you’ve been up for sixteen hours. Really, really uncool.
I’m pretty tired, that’s a given. I was up until 5:00am this morning. Five. Ay. Em. I usually drop dead at around 2:00am on most days, but lately I’ve been finding that I can stay up really late without feeling tired. A couple of weeks ago I didn’t sleep until 4:00am because I wasn’t tired at all. I have, however, been sleeping early on some days – sleeping at around ten at night. I think it’s the fact that I’m sleeping really early that leaves me staying up late the next night, because I have a bit more energy. I am totally going to crash on the weekend, just you wait…
I was up until 5:00am this morning because I was working on that PHP shopping cart I mentioned in my last post. I had to because it was due at midnight. I did finish it before midnight and it was functioning okay, but there were still bugs in the script. The assignments are submitted via a form, and you just type in your student details and the URL to the shopping cart. I did that on time, but it looked messy. I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to web design and code. Things just have to be neat. If there’s one little thing wrong, I honestly can’t sleep on it until I fix the problem.
So many times I’ve left work with my brain racked up in a whirl, because it was time to go home and I didn’t quite figure out a script or a piece of code or part of a layout. I just can’t leave things half-done, or unfinished. It’s probably why I like breaking things up into manageable goals and writing to-do lists like mad.
You can view my shopping cart but keep in mind that it’s just a prototype and not actually a real shop. You can add items to the cart, you can delete and update the amount of items, and you can check out and put in your details. If anyone checks out with the form, I’ll know they tried checking out the dummy products, because I get an email notification of the person’s order. I also set it up so that the customer receives an email as well. It’s a pretty nifty script and I’m pretty proud of how I got it to work. It’s hosted on my university’s server and I had to use the iframes and imagemap – that wasn’t my choice. I’m still happy with the way it works. At least I’ll have a basic idea of how to make one if I ever want to sell anything. I know there are simple shopping cart scripts out there, but it was nice to have a go at making my own.
It did leave me very frustrated with the problems but I’m glad they’re over now. I can’t believe I spent five hours after midnight fixing the images, styling and debugging it. I figured that I did submit my assignment on time but I can still technically update my files and make changes. :P I was so close to giving up near the end but I’m glad I didn’t, because in the end I’m happy with the result even though it’s not perfect.
This week is supposed to be my study break week, but I have two classes this week and a presentation to give on Friday. Bleh. I’m glad that I still have less classes than usual, though. Any smaller workload is nice after a hectic weekend. :)
James and Lilian bumped into each other on the train this morning – James sent me a text message to let me know. I was running late because I didn’t get enough sleep… and I really didn’t want to rush. I sent my boss a text message and he actually said to me “Sleep in!” /zzz I was already on my way so I power-napped on the train. I was on a different train on a different train line, and I arrived at one of the train stations near my workplace, when I saw Lilian and James walking down the stairs. I quickly got out of my seat and ran off the train. 🌹
It was good to see Lilian again – I hadn’t seen her in half a year or something. I can’t keep track – all I know is that we only get to see each other about twice a year.
Earlier this evening when James was dropping me off at home, he backed his car up in the driveway and hit our car. /bash I warned him the car was close to the entrance to the driveway so to be careful, but he still hit the back of the car. Luckily the damage wasn’t significant; just a bit of paint scratched off. My mum wasn’t too pleased; she wondered why he didn’t just drive nose-first into the driveway, and he said it would be easier to get out of the driveway if he parked rear end in. It makes sense but my mum thinks that it’s easier to exit by reversing out of the driveway because you have a lot of road to move onto – compared to trying to reverse into a driveway. /confu
My dad didn’t mind; he’s scratched our own car several times himself, heh.
Man, I can’t wait until the weekend. Again. Because weekends just frigging rock. Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down… /bounce Man, I love this song.
Also, I updated my about Georgie page. /eee
Good thing your dad doesn’t really notice the scratch. LOL. Just tell your boyfie to be more careful next time :)
I hope you’ll have enough time to rest and relax! Good day!
Wow, be sure to get more sleep young lady! XD Sleep is goood and amazing ♥ :P and don’t work too much over! I prefer you all healthy ;D
And it’s a good thing it just was a little scratch, hope there will be no second time for a little hit ;D
lol, Dude, I love getting Rick Roll’d too. Especially when it’s a spoof Rick Roll. :D
Believe it or not, but I’ve only stayed up until around 5AM only a couple of times. :P I like to try my best to sleep around at least 11PM. Idk, I just don’t like staying up late.
I guess you can call me as semi-perfectionist. I’ve had times where I wanted to get something right no matter what, but most times, I just give up when it takes too long (like when I end up missing dinner or something).
We rickrolled our wedding guests. Most of them didn’t get it.
I’ve stayed up late doing assignments, but only until they worked, not until they were perfect and certainly never that late. I really try to avoid any sort of work before bed though. I tend to hallucinate.
Ugh I have those nights too. Where I sleep super early one day and then I can’t fall asleep at all the next night. I honestly think there should be 30 hours in a day for 10 hours of sleep so you wake up feeling totally awesome and ready to go, and 20 hours of being awake so you can expend all your energy and fall asleep much faster.
Anyway, hope you get more sleep soon and that your study breaks are more break-ish! ♥
BTW I love your little program–it’s cute! But I gotta ask, what’s “chocolate bar” doing under “Beverages?” That made me giggle a fair bit. /hehe <–LOL took me so long to find the giggle smiley
Tell me about it, 24 hours in a day is simply not enough. D:
Haha thanks! I got your email with your order. XD Oh, it’s under “beverages” because that’s how the database was set up for us (we had to work with it how it was). Chocolate bar is totally a beverage now! 🙄 /hehe
Wow, that is so weird. I stayed up until 4 am last night just so I could get my WordPress up & everything. I could have stayed up a few hours. I don’t why but I wasn’t even sleepy yet. I’m with you on that perfectionist thing. I hate leaving something know it’s still messy.
And btw, I just got my WordPress up last night and I’d like to thank you for your themes tutorial! I’m a newbie at blogging scripts but you’ve helped me a lot. This comment was supposed to go on the tutorials page but the comment plug wouldn’t work for me.
I like how you are being a perfectionist. I need to become one (I was really inspired by Steve Jobs) and I really LOVE this shopping cart script that you did! It’s really nifty! I’d rather submit late than an unfinished thing on time.
Seriously loving the icon on the sidebar,
Haha my dad also drives rear end in, easier to get out LOL! haha XD Good thing it was only a scratch!
Speaking of getting Rick Roll’d, my coursemate did this, it was a HUGE THING.
The shopping cart looks awesome! It actually reminds me a lot of your current theme.
If you and James get married, you should both totally rickroll your wedding guests. :P Go get some sleep!
Well, at least James didn’t put a dent in the car like I did…
I occasionally get Rick Roll’d. Sometimes I’ll sing along to it. Oh, the guilty pleasures in life.
Its been a long time since we last spoke.
Don’t you get tired during the day if you don’t sleep at night? I find if I stay awake until like 2am I sometimes fall asleep at my desk at work lol /faw
That is a good prototype, you are very good with coding and finding solutions to your problems I sometimes ask friends for help or I just try google the problem and I mostly find my mistake.
My dad is a perfectionist and its starting to rub on me lol,
My dad would flip if anyone scratched his car or my moms and then give the silent treatment for a month or so, its ok for him to scratch his car but if we do it by mistake or hell breaks lose its not like we do it on purpose.
I agree with you weekends are cool, no stress and we can sleep longer or code longer without any distractions lol
I remember the first time I got rickrolled. LOL.
It’s good that your dad didn’t mind, mine would be like /pow . hahaha.