...having your crush ask for your phone number.
Today he did. He really did, completely unprompted, AND he gave me his number, too. And it even sounds like he fully intends to actually--*gasp!*--call me. To talk. To me. Unreal.
The hard part (the very hard part) is the fact that we work together, so I have to do everything in my power to keep this, whatever this is or might be, under the radar. My workplace is such a gossip mill, which I hate. But it's also exciting because we've been getting to know one another for the past few months, and I truly believe that something might actually be developing here. One of my close friends (also a coworker) remarked today after she witnessed him greet me at lunch that he's definitely "different" with me than with everyone else.
"Different how?" I asked her.
"I don't know, like there's something more between you."
I'll take it. He's a terrific guy, three years my senior, single dad to three boys (but only one is still at home), currently a teacher but also an actor (i.e. several commercials and voiceovers), screenwriter, and all-around fascinating person. We always seem to have tons to talk about, so it'll be interesting to find out how we'll communicate on the phone.
Thank God for this blog, since I can't even really hint at anything on Facebook. And now I actually have a reason to look forward to going to work! ;)
UPDATE: I take that back. There's nothing better than actually being asked out by your crush! And the delicious secret of being able to see one another at work but try not to let on that there might be anything more than friendship going on. We don't have firm plans yet, but it was his suggestion that we get together at some point and spend some time together. The trick, of course, is making that happen...we live an hour away from one another, he has a 16-year-old with special needs, and I have a 10-month-old. It'll be interesting, to say the least.