Maybe, but I was so surprised when they interrupted us, anyways, on one hand, I felt white knighting that I clarified instead of her, on another, felt that I maintained frame, answered them and steered the girl back to me, conversation wise, because they could have jumped in and continued talking till the cows come home.Maybe they wanted to talk to her too but didn't have the confidence to do it themselves. So they piggybacked off your approach and jumped in when they saw the opportunity.
I haven't had many chances to talk with girls this week besides the few I've mentioned. Girls are definitely been around but I haven't really been in the mood. Gonna try to force myself out of that today. My excuses for not approaching; feeling a bit discouraged by getting numbers and not being able to convert to dates then plates, feeling a bit lonely at times due to being in a new place (which, oddly, makes me want to keep to myself). But I won't let these things hold me back, I know it just takes time and persistence so let's get back in.
Get after it. I understand, feeling good vibes is important. Best way is to do something good for yourself. Focus on the small picture. You are already getting better. Soon you'll get there. I can expand further if requested.