Days like this just make me smile

Another damn good day to be me. Today's top story:

She came to me.

I'd like to say it was an experiment. A test to see if she would or not, but that's not true. The truth is that I don't talk to any of the people that she was eating lunch with. I knew I wouldn't be comfortable sitting there and I knew that I'd want to stab this gobshite named Nick in the eye with my pen.

So instead, I sat at the table behind her, facing her back, by myself, eating my lunch and working on the short story that I've been tinkering with for the past couple weeks. I knew from experience that she didn't really enjoy the people she was sitting with, she just didn't want to sit alone.

After she finished eating, she got her usual cup of tea and when she came back she caught my eye and came over to talk. She asked what I was doing, swung her chair around and sat with me. Then we proceeded to have one of the most insightful conversations that I've had with someone. She pretty much gave me details on what obstacles I will face in getting her (namely her iron-clad defensiveness) and the keys to romancing her (just like me (and sort of my specialty), she likes the small daily things, but she was impressed with a choice selection of my gift giving prowess.)

She seems very interested to read my writing. I am scared shitless about that. My website and this journal are the stripped raw versions of me. That's a scary thought. Granted, those exact things have given me the most relationship success I've ever had, but it's still a scary thing to let someone into this world.

My only regret about the conversation today is that I'm not sure I pushed hard enough. I saw some openings, and I got some vibes, but I wasn't sure what to do. As hard as I'm trying and as well as I feel like I'm doing, I am still in largely uncharted territory here. I'm still testing my limits and finding my strengths. It's a fucking fun time though.

One of the most amusing things is that I was walking to work today and I was text-chatting with Hannah and I told her how I was looking forward to flirting with Leah, but that didn't end up happening. I had one good shot to move on Leah, but I didn't take it (jumping that physical barrier is a tough one for some reason) and the only other time I talked to her, I got CBed by Pete for no fucking reason. I have no idea why he did it, but he just came over and trainwrecked a conversation. Pretty damn annoying.

But yeah, I didn't even expect to see Nadja today, so dinner was an amazing surprise. I'm looking forward to seeing her tomorrow, but I know it won't be the one-on-one we had today. I'm also looking forward to hiking with her on Monday, but again I know that Debra and probably Ashleigh are gonna be there for that. I don't know what to expect from Ashleigh, but I think I'm gonna get a good idea tomorrow, because for some reason I'm on the 13th floor instead of the 14th. That means no Leah, but it also means a whole new world to explore. It should be an interesting day.