Thursday, October 21, 2010

Things to Do Today

Because it bears repeating:

"We are each an army of one.
March forward with your army,
never let go of your future
and never listen to idiots who tell you 'no.'"


Designer T. Rains and Johnny have teamed up
to raise money and awareness
for The Trevor Project!
This organization is "determined to end
suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing
life-saving and life-affirming resources
including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention
lifeline, digital community and advocacy /
educational programs that create a safe, supportive
and positive environment for everyone."
Proceeds from the "Army of One" t-shirt sales
will go to The Trevor Project foundation.
Order yours today!
Your support is greatly appreciated!
For more information, please visit
www.thetrevorproject.org.



THINGS TO DO TODAY

Wake up.

Remember.

Wow. All that win in just one week!

Bask in the afterglow of Spirit Day.

Say a quiet prayer for all those who need help and reassurance and comfort and empowerment, and a prayer of thanks for all the beautiful #purple love everywhere yesterday.

Decide to follow Jeremy Abbott's lead and go with #purple again today. Because you love it and it might still be Wednesday somewhere. Like in your heart. Forever.

Watch Johnny's "Just Dance" performance from Monday's Battle of the Blades. Because the lighting is kind of #purple-y.


Brush teeth.

Watch "Just Dance."

Pee in peace.

Watch "Just Dance."

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy t-shirt.

Watch "Just Dance."

Nominate Johnny as "Must-Follow Personality" in the Fourth Annual Mashable Awards.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy three more t-shirts.

Watch "Just Dance."

Message Trish Aaron-Misiura to request one of her Johnny-inspired Christmas ornaments in exchange for donating a toy to Toys for Tots.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy one of each style of t-shirt.

Watch "Just Dance."

Eat a whoopie pie.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy two t-shirts in every size. Because, you know, Christmas gifts.

Which reminds me.

Message Trish again and ask her to put you down for ten more ornaments.

Watch "Just Dance."

Feel inspired by Trish's craft ability.

Craft purple tent in front yard.

Watch "Just Dance."

Check Twitter.

Retweet every mention of Johnny and of the t-shirt project. End every tweet with #ArmyofOne. Add #hombre randomly.

Watch Festa '09 "Poker Face" for variety, with a "Just Dance" chaser.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy another t-shirt.  Because you can't remember if you got one for your best friend from kindergarten of whom you lost track years ago but isn't that what Facebook is for?

Paint house purple.

Watch "Just Dance."

Eye cat ...

Paint cat purple.

Rename cat "Rainbow." Since it's a tabby and the purple came out kinda stripey.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy tank top for cat.

Watch "Just Dance."

Paint child purple.

Rename child "Pride."

Frown at the thought that this harks back to those hideous Puritan names, like "Fear" and "Silence" and "Judgment."

Swear loudly to no one in particular that those damn Puritans have a lot to answer for.

Watch "Just Dance." Imagine the Puritans watching with you. Crack up with unbridled Merriment and unrestrained Joy while you picture the Uncomfortable Squirming.

Decide "Pride" works just fine.

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy a case of each style of t-shirt. To trim the tree, of course.

Which reminds me.

Message Trish again. Just twenty more ornaments ought to do it.

Watch "Just Dance."

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy another case of t-shirts so you can make them into bags for your bags for your bags of bags of t-shirts to go into.

Consider prepositions.

Wonder if the Puritans ever named anyone "Preposition."

Watch "Just Dance."

Hmmmm. How about "Proposition"?

Stare at t-shirt pic.

Buy a case of each style of t-shirt. Because you're going to need them. To create a t-shirt tree to go with your Balenciaga tree, silly.

Gasp! How could you have forgotten?

Buy two more shirts in "Fabulous Bear" size for Eric Alt and Joey Camasta.

Update Facebook with yet another fab new purple profile pic, watch "My Way" because it's also fab, buy 300 more t-shirts, retweet #ArmyofOne 1,000 more times, eat another pie.

Watch "Just Dance."

Thank Grilled Cheesus, sweet Weirsus, and Holy Mother of Gaga that the Puritans are long gone. Let's all work together to keep it that way.

So we can all live

and let love

and

just dance.



Yes! You can own a fine art print of Johnny
perfect for any/every room in the house!
Prints of artist Peter Jurik's "Showtime!"
are available for purchase from his website.
More info here!

Johnny is skating at the
ITNY 25th Anniversary Gala Benefit and Performance
honoring Olympic Champion Dorothy Hamill
next Monday, October 25!
Buy tickets here; more info here!

Please remember to register to receive
the JW Art Project's email newsletter!
They have great tidbits to offer,
and you get a special sneak peek at an exclusive photo
from the Artbook when you sign up!

Special holiday offer!
In exchange for a donation to Toys for Tots,
Trish Aaron-Misiura will send you one handmade,
Johnny-inspired Christmas ornament! More info here!

Please vote for Johnny as "Must-Follow Personality"
in the Fourth Annual Mashable Awards!
To vote, enter "@JohnnyGWeir" in the box after "I nominate,"
and then choose "Must-Follow Personality"
from the pull-down menu.
You can vote once a day until Monday, November 29!
The top five in each category will advance
to the finalists' round, which begins December 1.

Very special thanks to Ninja Girl
for her invaluable help with this post!

Coming up: Part 3 of the final series
of translated interviews from the Mook Book
courtesy of the fabulous Akiko Nakata!

copyright 2010 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

10 comments:

WheresMyKoppy said...

YOu are so funny! Thanks for the laugh, lol! I keep thinking I should stop staring at that gorgeous picture for the fact it's a gorgeous picture and remember it's for such a great cause... Sigh! It's all Johnny's fault, darn it!

germansoulmate said...

*giggles with merriment* Thanks for the laugh.

brightondogwood said...

Just Dance is like crack isn't it... SO addictive, so FUN. Need moar moar moar. Oh, and the t shirt too. And, great blog, Binky :-)

BrightonDogwood

Debora Walsh said...

Well, now that my day planner has gone public...I have to resort to Plan B.
I'm gonna have to watch "Hymne a l'amour" instead of "My Way".

Dammit, MM...you know how hard it is for me to make a new plan.

Ali said...

"So we can all live

and let love

and

just dance."

Amen.

Nicely done.

I want a vid of you painting that cat. js. (I had to pill Muffin yesterday, it wasn't good)

Patricia said...

I want to see Johnny skate a combination of Just Dance/Poker Face for the 2014 Olympics...ahhh, could you just imagine? The judges would shit their pants!! Sorry, that's just the rebel in me.

Thanks for the mention(s). I've got lot of room on my list,and would really like to see this be successful.

julie98 said...

LOL!!!

Mimsie said...

Binky you live in my head! LOVE YOU FOR THAT!
Thank you so much for the squeeeeeee!

PumaJ said...

Binks, have you become a mind reader? LOL:-) I've lost count of how many times I've watched Just Dance. Johnny doin' that skate just makes me grin,then giggle, then jump up and say, "Right On! You Just Go, Johnny Weir!".

then, I read your blog and grinned, giggled, jumped up and said,"Dang! She's readin' my mind! I thought my plans for the day were secret:-(!❤".

Thank you, Missy Binks.

Annie said...

OMG... I am laughing so hard. You, as ever, are AWESOME!