Text game...great success...

I'm new to the PUA scene, and so far the things I have learned have been working wonderfully. I got into the scene recently, following a long time of (not always voluntary) celibacy. I got divorced 3 years ago, but didn't hit that wall until my ex died about 2 years ago. After that, I kind of lost my nerve around girls, and this entire community is helping me to get back on my feet in the one area of my life that's still lacking. Anyway, this is my first post, and I just want to share a success that I had using some the methods that I've "picked up.' (Ha!)

Anyway, I met up w/this HB that I've known for a while, but haven't seen in a couple of years. She lives about 2 hrs. away, and I never knew her that well before, but she is friends w/my sister, so I decided to hang out. We kicked it a couple of weekends ago, and I probably could have f-closed then (she slept in my bed) but to be honest, we were both too f%@ked up to do anything...anyway, she went back home the next day, so I haven't been able to meet up with her again. So I've been using this as an opportunity to work on my text game. Following is a transcript of some of our text convos:

HB: I'm coming to town pretty soon..
Me: Cool. We'll hang out...you have to bring me something, though...I'm high maintenance.
HB: Lol. What do you want?
Me: I don't know. Surprise me.

Me: You coming this weekend?
HB: I can't. I didn't get my check..
Me: That's too bad. I was going to let you buy me a drink. : )
HB: You'd have to drop me off on the corner to make the $$$.
Me: Yeah, but who could afford you?
HB: Nice response. So...blah blah

HB: So what are you doing on this insanely cold night?
Me: Just left a party...thinking about going to another one.
HB: Sadly, I just got home. Been with a friend going through a breakup..fun stuff, huh? At least I had a couple of drinks..
Me: See, if you'd come to town you'd be having all kinds of fun...oh well...

an hour or so later

HB: I'm at a strip club now.
Me: Right. You're just trying to 1-up me now. I need picture messages.
HB: I'll try...
HB: My camera doesn't work in here...
Me: A likely story. Hope you're enjoying your sappy Lifetime movie...

a little later

HB: The only pic I have is of me..
Me: That'll suffice...
HB: (Sends topless pic. I would have called her a HB8 until I saw that one. Gotta go with HB9 now...damn!)
Me: Very nice. You get a gold star.
HB: Lol...don't remind me tomorrow.

So everything is going well now. Still no f-close, but as soon as we're in the same area code, it's a done deal...plus it's kind of nice having women in different places. That way, when I'm out of town, I have a jumping off point. I still don't know if she went to a strip club, but I guess it's irrevelant, now. Anyway, just wanted to share...thanks for all the input, and sarge on.