hi experts! ive been meeting this girl for lunch at work from a nearby company (friend of friend). it seemed like she had fun at the lunch meetings, and she giggled and said things like "i cant believe youre so cocky!" "youre kind of a jerk arent you?" "we should have a house party at your place", which may or may not be IOIs (any ideas/comments?). two weeks ago i brought her something from overseas (in exchange for free lunch), and after lunch she texted me with "thank you! i cannot tell you how happy i am!". i then texted back with a funny opinion question a day later, but she did not respond.
a couplel days ago it was her actual bday. i texted her a funny neg message like "i captured this elephant for your bday present, but it saw your picture and ran away, so you only get this text. happy bday!!! " , and she replied with "hahaha my picture is soo cute!! thanks ". im wondering if the brevity of this message means my text didnt work so well?
also, in a few days shell be having her bday dinner (and she invited me). i originally said ill go, but realized that ill have to be in a different city on that day. would anyone happen to have any ideas about how i should let her know and how my msg should be like?
thanks!! any comments are most appreciated.