As some of you read in last night's "this is how we roll" post, I'm having problems with a particular gal. We've been friends on and off since high school. We sort of lost touch during our first year at university, but when this summer rolled around we started hanging out all the time. I never thought of her as much more than a good friend until a week or two ago. Something triggered this explosion of adoration towards her, and she's been on my mind constantly. Last night, as I made my way home in a drunken stupor, I gave into peer pressure from a few friends who said I should really tell her how I feel. I did. The text message (lame, yeah, whatever) went like this: "I've fought with myself over whether to send this or not, but i feel i should just do so...(corny shit redacted)...i have a crush on you. and I realize you don't feel the same way, which is fine. I just needed to tell you and get this off of my chest." Her response: "Awww Michael I never knew you felt that way! that is so sweet, you know i love you! why didn't you tell me sooner?" Me: "I've been too nervous to say anything." Her: "haha it's ok! I didn't think I was your type at all" Obviously, it wasn't the response I was looking for. It did nothing but make me drink more and punch shit. The biggest thing in all of this is some fat piece of lard that she has a crush on. She was texting him all night, and when we are all heading out around 3:30 AM she said she was going to pick her brother up. This was a blatant lie because I know he hit the bars in Albany last night. I texted her, "I think I know where you're going...billy's right?" and she goes "Hehe, maybeeee *wink*." I almost threw my phone out the window. I always seem to get into these conundrums. What do I need to do to win this girl over? Is it a lost cause? I shall now steel myself for the coming onslaught from my wonderful comrades at SF.