mine: sleepwalk with me

The first time you fall in love it’s such a transcendental feeling, you know, it’s like eating pizza-flavored ice cream. Your brain can’t even process that level of joy. And love makes people do crazy things, like kill people, or shop at Crate & Barrel. It makes us all a little delusional. I think our whole lives, no matter how low our self-esteem gets there’s some part of us that thinks, “I have a secret special skill that no one knows about, and if they knew, they’d be amazed.” And eventually we meet someone who’s like, “You have a secret special skill!” And you’re like, “I know! So do you!” And they’re like, “I know!” And then you’re like, “We should eat pizza ice cream together.” And that’s what love is. It’s this mountain of pizza ice cream and delusion.
—  Mike Birbiglia
Sleepwalk with me 

Falling in love for the first time is a completely transcendent experience. It’s like eating pizza-flavored ice cream. Your brain can’t even process that level of joy. Love makes people do crazy things like kill other people or shop at Crate & Barrel. I think on some level it makes us all delusional. Deep down, our whole lives, no matter how low our self-esteem gets, we think, I have secret special skill that no one knows about and if they knew they’d be amazed. And then eventually we meet someone who says, ‘You have a secret special skill.’

And you’re like, 'I know! So do you!’

And they’re like, 'I know!’

And then you’re like, 'We should eat pizza ice cream together.’ And that’s what love is. It’s this giant mound of pizza flavored ice cream and delusion.

—  Mike Birbiglia, Sleepwalk With Me
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I really feel like our whole lives, no matter how low our self esteem gets, there’s a part of us that thinks, ‘I have a secret, special skill that no one knows about.’ And, eventually, we meet someone who’s like, 'You have a secret, special skill.’ And you’re like, 'I know! So do you!’ And that’s love.”

Movies Watched in 2014 | Sleepwalk with Me (2012)

I really feel like our whole lives, no matter how low our self-esteem gets, there’s some part of us that thinks, ‘I have a secret special skill that no one knows about.’ And eventually we meet someone who’s like, ‘You have a secret special skill.’ And you’re like, ‘I know, so do you! Let’s eat pizza-flavored ice cream together!’

And that’s love – it’s a mountain of pizza-flavored ice cream. And delusion.
—  Mike Birbiglia, Sleepwalk with Me

thehufflepuffshuffle  asked:

(Sorry for another request; I just really love your ficlets and I am full of prompts lol) Could you write about Gansey sleepwalking/talking at Monmouth?

Monmouth before Ronan was quiet. 

Gansey stood in the center of his new apartment and let his heart beat through Henrietta, let the thought of the town, his town, murmur in his ears. He faced the window-wall that overlooked the parking lot and spread his arms wide, reaching to either side toward the walls and everything beyond: people, life, magic. Gansey dragged the toe of his shoe across the floor, tracing patterns in the dust. Glendower, he wrote, and then laughed at the absurdity of it all, at how this, somehow, felt closer to the end than anything else had. He wasn’t sure if he was happy. 

Laughter quickly dissolved into a coughing fit as the dust Gansey had roused caught him, but the coughing only made him laugh more. Gansey turned in a slow circle, admiring his new building. It needed work, there was no denying it, but Gansey had never met something old that didn’t interest him. He looked forward to fixing it up, making it his own. He grinned. “I’M HERE,” he yelled, the words ricocheting off the emptiness until their origin was everywhere, was nowhere, “DO YOU HEAR ME, GLENDOWER? I’M HERE!” 

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I think falling in love for the first time is such a transcendent feeling, you know? It’s like eating pizza flavored ice cream. Your brain can’t even process that level of joy. I really feel like our whole lives no matter how low our self esteem gets there is some part of us that thinks I have a secret special skill that no one knows about and eventually we meet someone who’s like “you have a secret special skill” and you’re like “I know so do you, let’s eat pizza flavored ice cream together.”

And that’s love. It’s a mountain of pizza flavored ice cream and… delusion.