Thursday, September 1, 2011

Planes, Trains, and Escalators... and More Trains... and Cookies!

The globe-trotting author with a copy 
of the Japanese edition of Welcome to My World
Narita Airport, Tokyo, August 31. 
Photo courtesy of the lovely Ineko Nakagawa, who writes: 
"His eyes are also smiling. 
If you'll see this photo, he will be smiling for you."



Yes! They made it! And we've got the picspam with which to celebrate it! Our newest Japan adventure begins with Johnny and Tara's arrival in Tokyo--just the beginning of the fascinating and overheated odyssey of sleep deprivation that awaited them... 

(Click any photo twice for full-size view. Times and dates slightly approximate and subject to change without notice. Your results may vary. Void where prohibited. I have seriously got to stop watching so many infomercials while waiting for picspam to arrive at weird hours.)



Wednesday, 08/31/2011, about 4 p.m.-ish
They're here! Johnny and Tara are all smiles 
as they are greeted at the airport in Tokyo 
after the flight from forever. 
Photo courtesy of Ineko Nakagawa.


"Johnny!" "Tara-san!" 
Photo courtesy of @ugachan on Twitter.


Gifts for Johnny and Tara! :) 
(Off-topic: Love Tara's hair! Eric did an amazing job-- 
despite being harassed by Josh--with the 
Monday Midnight Madness I'm Getting On A Plane 
In I Don't Know Like Five Hours Or Something 
Please Can You Do Highlights By Moonlight...) 
Photo courtesy of @ugachan.


And of course, flowers for Joni-Tan, 
as Google Translator calls him. 
Photo courtesy of Ineko Nakagawa.


Chatting with fans and posing for pictures. 
Or, insofar as Google Translate could explain the chatter 
on Twitter: "Even though so multiple people, each one 
greeted one by one and time with everyone." As always.  
Photo courtesy of Ineko Nakagawa.


More from Google Translator: 
"Today was a long cardigan in green, and a white tank." 
Or, alternatively: He was a tall cool drink of ... crème de menthe. 
Whichever you prefer.



And then it was on to Niigata by train, which, when you say it like that, sounds like it ought to be a brisk and uncomplicated endeavor that in no way involves multiple trains and escalators and a gradual descent into some kind of dystopian travelers' hell in which you keep expecting to see Rod Serling waiting at the top of the next escalator engulfed in flames and begging to borrow your "Hello Johnny" fan...


Wednesday, 08/31/2011, 7 p.m.
Train station.
Tara writes: "This is Johnny and Tara trying to investigate... 
in our 10-minute break before our next train… "



" ...but we got lost with all the escalators..."


08/31/2011, 7:11 p.m.
Sudden starvation sets in.
"...and then we wanted sushi and this place looked good. 
Naturally I was taking pictures everywhere... 
so they ordered us to come into the restaurant 
so they could pose appropriately. 
The chefs made us a yummy meal with yummy smiles!"


08/31/2011, 7:21 p.m.
Apparently they ate in 10 minutes.
"This is our THIRD train for the day... 
we're waiting on the platform while they clean for us." 
Because Johnny's reputation precedes him 
on an international scale...?


08/31/2011, 7:26 p.m.
"... and here's Johnny waiting on the platform." 
Yes, he's way, way too hot. 
No, I mean like how he was in China
So unbearably hot. 
STOP IT PEACE I MEAN THE TEMPERATURE.
SEE HOW HIS FACE IS FLUSHED 
AND HIS CARDIGAN IS AT HALF MAST?
OH NEVER MIND.


And Tara is melting too. 
Fortunately, "our fun 'Hello Johnny' fan 
[new gift from the fabulous Johnny's Secret Garden fan club!] 
helped keep us cool!"




08/31/2011, 9:41 p.m.
Trains R Us.
"Johnny with baby and his mommy... 
baby is wearing the cutest pair of socks ever... "


 ...little bb ice-skater socks.


08/31/2011, 10:27 p.m.
At the hotel in Niigata. Finally.
"One of my favorite presents of the day, 
from a Japanese fan/friend: Chanel cookies 
with my name on them! In a Chanel box!"



But I don't know if Tara stayed awake long enough to eat any, because the last thing she wrote me was: "Sory I'm seriously writing this in my sleepl thanmk ou meeafe fofiji do I...." 

(I am not making this up.)

Yes, dear Tara, you do... 

...send the most entertaining picspam and commentary. 

Now please get some sleep.



Many, many thanks to Ineko, @ugachan
and especially Super Managtress Tara 
for the photos! 
More Japan picspam coming soon!
Possibly photographed 
while somnambulating!



Q and A returns!! Go read it now!


And look what else is coming up...!



Still tix available!
Or see the ITNY website for more info!



More new stuff on Johnny's website!
He'll be attending Macy's Glamorama Los Angeles
on Friday, Sept. 23, and also performing in 
"Fashion on Ice" on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Chicagoland!
Info here!



Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on eDressMe.com!



At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!



Johnny tweeted recently:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"
THE WORLD NEEDS THIS VIDEO
IN THE SAME WAY THAT IT NEEDS AIR.
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!



Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!


copyright 2011 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

7 comments:

germansoulmate said...

Great blog is great. Nothing more to say. I love it,and I love your blog and it´s ability to make me laugh out loud.

Thanks to Tara and his Japanese fans for providing the pics and, as always, thanks to Johnny and, of course, to you.

aaaack said...

Thank you, Ineko Nakagawa, Binky, Tara, and Johnny, for keeping us up-to-date. Great to wake up to this greenery (flora and fauna) and babies wearing rockin' skating socks.

My head feels like scrambled eggs today, maybe in sympathy. Will try to "cop some zzzz's" this afternoon.

Meanwhile, this blog has escalated my mood....

Peace said...

HE IS TOTES SECRETLY SAYING HELLO PEACE WITH THE PEACE SIGNS!! Okay maybe not but GIRL STOP READING MY MIND, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO HOT *FLAIL SO HARD I HAVE TO USE CAPS*


Man, I love these early morning swoon fests!!! :OD

Debora Walsh said...

Love the travelogue, Binkz!
How Johnny and Tara maintain their glam factor, as well as their affability, after all day plane travel and three train transfers is amazing. They probably think that they look really bad and worn out, but let me tell something...have you seen the condition of some folks at arrivals in JFK? It ain't pretty. I used to make a simple train transfer in Hoboken on the way to work and I would bitch the whole time.
...so bravo Johnny & Tara for being cool, calm, and collected...and for posing with probably the cutest fan-baby ever! With those socks, he was definitely squeeing inside!

Dana said...

OMG those bb socks!!!

Carmina said...

....where the hell do you find socks like THAT??...only in Japan!...can't wait for more picspam - thank you Tara!...working hard, even in her sleep (seriously, I hope she was falling asleep while writing that and not having a stroke - yikes!)...keep 'em comin'!

P.S. Misfit, I LOVE the "Two Hours Later" Spongebob reference - I crack up every time they cut to that on the show! (yes, people, Spongebob is a regular in my household, AND WHAT???...my daughter loves it too! :) )

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

OMFG!!! laughing hysterically over the "his reputation precedes him"!!! yes, they ARE cleaning the train extra special just cause Johnny's getting on it!!

i was completely swooning over Johnny's sunglasses and then i saw the next pic with the side view and realized that they're the Prada ones i've been drooling over! :-)

ty ty to Binky, Johnny, Tara, and Ineko for all the glorious picspam and can't-stop-giggling-captions!

LOVE LOVE!!!!

Binky + picspam = Freaking Wonderful and Awesome!

xo

Robin

p.s. that Hello Johnny fan is completely and totally to die for.

p.p.s. Chanel custom-made cookies?!!!! i'm dying all over again!!!