You can't expect him to read your mind though. If he's the one initiating most of the time, give him some credit at least..
I find that the women are the onese who do crap like this...seem uninterested by texting back simple answers that don't help conversation..
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him: hey how are you?her: good!him: so how did your day go?her: it went alright, I worked all dayhim: oh, so where do you work?her: applebeeshim: you serve there? do you like it?...
I wouldn't say that's necessarily boring. You're trying to get to know this person. Does she ask you questions about yourself? Are you dating her? Seriously, I'd rather text than talk because half the time I'm multi-tasking and I don't have time to sit and have a conversation. Mix it up. Try to think of some stuff that would make her laugh.