Well, just though I'd share how this comic helped me get the most amazing girl.
This Saturday (the 6th) I went with a friend to his girlfriends dorm room, and hung out awhile there. Then her neighbor comes out of the room and my mouth just about hit the floor, I was so taken aback. At this point it was 11 o' clock, and we just all started chatting. We talked about everything. Childhood stories, fears, politics, hell, I even showed her this comic. Before I knew it, it was already 1:45 am. We parted ways for the night, and I could hardly sleep the rest of the night, just thinking about her.
I woke up the next morning feeling slightly better than I should have. After making some Ramen noodles (nom nom nom) I checked my Facebook. She had added me as a friend (woot!). Accept the friend invitation, and turns out she is online. I literally spent 2/3rd of Sunday talking to her on Facebook, and by the end, I had asked her if she wanted to come to John Perkin's presentation that he was giving on my campus Monday night. She said yes, and it was a date.
I arrived early and bought both of us a ticket, even though she told me not to get her one (I lied, said I just got them super cheap from someone who accidentally got extra). We took our seats on the bleachers, and spent almost the entire presentation catching sideways glances at each other, discussing things that were said, and commenting how awesome the 'words' that the sign language person was doing. I don't think I remember a single thing about the presentation, but I can remember everything we talked about.
Walking back, I was still too much of the nice guy to take her hand (at this point, I'm almost positive she would have gladly given it). By the time we got to the top of the hill where I should split off to head to my dorm, I made an excuse to head back to her room instead (needed to get a signature of someone in her building). Got up to her room, and my neighbor was there with his girlfriend as well, right across from her room. Perfect excuse to stay awhile and chat it up. This time, however, she would always
sit next to me, no matter where I sat in the room. By this time, I had a pretty good idea about her feelings for me. We reluctantly said goodbye at 11:15, feeling that much closer (Stupid 8 am Physics).
And now it was Tuesday. I did my usual morning routine. Woke up at 7:35 for my for 8 o' clock physics. Afterwords, took a shower and then did something out of normal. I went to Facebook again right away. Now normally, I don't spend much time on Facebook. I check if I have any messages, missed any friends birthdays, generally make sure life is good for everyone. This time, however, I just stayed on Facebook. I didn't want a miss a single chance I had of talking to her. She came on at around 11 am, and again, we started chatting it up. We joked, flirted, and talked about just about anything. Honestly, I was actually sad when I had to go to my 2 - 5 pm film class. All during the class all I wanted to do was get out to talk with her again. Thankfully, class got out an hour and a half early (yay lazy teacher!), and I rushed back to check if she was online. She wasn't right away, so I started my physics homework, and two problems in, she was back online again.
This time we talked about music, and I started making a Facebook music playlist (didn't have one before). Put lots of my favorite music on it, and we found we enjoyed a lot of the same artists and songs. She left to go to dinner at 6, and I was still on my second problem of physics. Got about 10 problems done, and she was back. Again, we talked about everything, and I found myself telling her things that I have literally never told anyone before. I opened up about thing that I didn't even know could be talked about. It was 7:15 when my neighbor came in and asked if I had eaten yet; I had completely forgotten, and the cafeteria was due to close soon, so I said my temporary goodbyes to her and got some food, came back, decided I should REALLY do my physics. Finished my physics. Corrected my neighbors paper and helped him with some of his math, and got back on Facebook at around 10:15. She had written on my wall 2 minutes earlier, "So I'm online and you aren't... I'm lost! What am I supposed to do now??
" Well, can't deny her of some talk, can I? Again we chatted, but this time, it was more personal. I think we both were skirting around the idea of us entering a relationship. We talked about how we are both shy, but we know we shouldn't be. When it rolled around to being 11:15 again, and my roommate was bugging me to go to sleep, I left her with a quote that I had liked that came from earlier in this thread (was very on topic of what we were discussing at the time). The quote was, "Meek acceptance of the misfortunes of existence makes no sense to me." (Thanks Steroid!). Quickly discussed what I thought it meant, where I had hear it, and said goodnight. Was I was signing off I saw her last message, "hold on, what does that have to do with us?".
So I took it to text messaging while I lay in bed (I HATE text messaging). Sent her one saying I was sorry I left so fast, and that I hoped she was having fun thinking about that quote. She replied saying she had looked it up and read the comic again. To which I relied something along the lines of don't even get me started on how long I thought about that comic. She sent back, and I quote, "It's right though. What could have happened if he just would have asked her out right away? They could have been perfect together." At this point, I was seriously the only person in the world still doubting what she had basically just laid me up perfect for. And do not doubt how long I laid there trying to convince myself that she hadn't on purpose. I really did not want to ask her out in a text message, but I would have been 100% unable to sleep that entire night, and was worried she would have just been waiting for a response the whole night too, so I wrote. The next text was the single text that has taken me the longest and most thought to write in my life. Finally, I ended up with, "I have a crush on you" and then took me 10 minutes to actually send (which by the way, really sucks when your phone has gone into that little power saver mode, so when you press send, it actually just lights it up, and doesn't send it, so you're like oh my god I did it. Oh wait, I didn't).
Is it possible for your heart to not beat for 10 minutes?
Then I felt the phone vibrate. Took me a moment to get the courage to open it, but hell, I was already this far, so I read it. "i have a crush on you too. 6 mins for my hear to stop being so fast."