Basically, this is going to be one of those 'Where do I go next' kind of threads...
Trying to keep it short, here is a quick paraphrase of my texts / attempts. Actual texts were much, much more playful, just want to give a gist of the pattern.
Day 1 - after texting a bit
Me: Ever been to [restaurant]?
Her: Love that place, best burger I ever had.
Me: I already had a craving, now that you mentioned the burgers my mouth is watering
Her: Sorry, I passed out last night
Me: [No worries... blah blah... later on...] Well, we are going to satisfy this craving tomorrow night
Her: Oh are we? lol
Me: Yep at 6:34. Wear something [blah... blah]
... convo detours about what she's wearing, she never says yes or no
Me: Get excited for tonight...
Her (hours later): I forgot, I have a family thing tonight. Can we reschedule? Sorry... [blah blah]
Me: Of course... [play it cool]
So since then, I tried asking her what her schedule looked like and got no response for a few days. By then it was around Thanksgiving and her family was in town so I knew it would be bad to try to ask again. We'll text for like an hour or so ever few days and then it dies off.
And here we are... I want to get something set up for this week, but I've already tried the "telling her" what the plans are and asking for availability. Do I even stick with the original idea at this point or come up with something else? How do I go about it now?