*courage meter dings*
blue: alright, i'm gonna do it! i'm gonna ask out that girl over there!
blue (yelling across river): HEY YOU! WANNA GET A COFFEE SOMETIME?
girl: HUH? WHAT?
blue: COFFEE! US! YES?!
girl: OH! ....OKAY! US! COFFEE!
girl: OVER THERE! TEN MINUTES?!
blue (giving a thumbs up): YEAH! THUMBS UP!
blue (with coffee): i can actually see what you look like now and i'm very pleased!
girl: yes, similar positive feelings!
Gutsy move and it worked! Well done! For any of you out there building up your courage meters for something similar, I wish you the best of luck!