So today I finally ended up going to the flower gardens with “Kimberly”.
It turned out to be a terrible day for it….October has not been good for the flowering plants, and today was miserable, rainy, cold and windy. We both laughed about how forlorn the flowers looked: they were mostly faded colors of pink and purple against a gray sky background, and a lot of the flowers were entirely gone. Probably, in retrospect, a remarkably bad place to take someone in mid-October (everyone else, be warned). We did see a rabbit and a squirrel though. Afterwards we ended up hanging out at the coffeeshop for another hour or so and I bought her a coffee- she had to leave pretty early because she had class tomorrow morning, so I drove her back to her car. We did talk about maybe hanging out for Halloween next weekend or something.
This is probably going to be my last post about this situation for awhile, because I don’t want to put too many details up here: this is not the sort of situation that I think I should be blogging about, because I’m not Brad Pitt, and she isn’t Colbie Caillat. But my big question now is this: how should I try and get across the message that I like her, and don’t want to just be in the dreaded ‘friend zone’?
We talked some about music, she mentioned several times she’s a former a cappella singer and loves it, (so is my brother, actually, and he was really good) so I’m thinking about inviting her to an a cappella concert next weekend. Alexandrians, please advise me! :)