Anyway, I'd meant to ask him out when I saw him in person. But because it was a loud, crazy night, there was no such luck. So, I sent him a quick e-mail. Nothing elaborate -- just mentioned I wanted to see him and hoped we could get drinks.
His response? That we could definitely do it -- things would be a little nutty for a bit, but we'll make it work.
So now I'm at a point where (a) I wonder if he's aware of the fact that I actually like him and asked him out as more than a "friend" thing and (b) whether it's worth keeping the lines of communication up to our proposed "date."
Since I'm a little out of practice on asking the guy out, I'm admittedly a little rusty at this. But the way I see it...
(1) In all the time I've known him, I've never asked him out, nor do we run in any of the same social circles on a regular basis. Therefore, it's not farfetched that he may have an idea that I like him.
(2) I thought telling him too much up front (such as "I've been pining for you for a while") would be a little freaky. Instead, I thought keeping my mouth shut would allow me to tell him on the date if the vibe is there, or chalk it up to two pals getting together.
(3) Because he mentioned being caught up for a couple of weeks and since I made the first move, it would be a good idea to let it marinate for a bit since the date is already on the table.
Oy. So many things to consider. So what's a girl to do?
How's (d) Understanding all of the above, let things fall where they may. The rest will work out how it should.
At least, that seems to make the most sense...