Which isn't how I really wanted her to find out. I wanted to talk to her myself, but I also know that anything I post publically to my LJ can be read by anyone. So I don't say anything in public I wouldn't want a person to know in the end. Still, I just would've felt better had she heard it from my mouth and not from my LJ.
I was worried about how she'd react, but she was very cool. She still wants to be friends, and she was actually a bit relieved because she's just getting over a big breakup and wasn't really ready for another relationship, etc. She seems genuinely happy for me finding someone. I do feel very relieved that she knows now - even though we'd only been out on one 'date' and had really just met, I still felt like I was hiding something from her and that goes against my nature. And I'm relieved that she didn't take it poorly.
So, I'm feeling a bit better. (And I just got back from lunch at China Taste with the Marlborough lunch crew. Yum.)
Now I just need to figure out why this Perl code isn't working...