Wednesday, November 23, 2011


to all who have rekindled me 
at different times in my life--

my family, 
my dearest friends, 
my fellow Johnny fans, 
my children especially,
and Life itself: 

all of you continue to show me 
in a thousand different ways 
that we can dare to dream--
and to do, and to be, and to love--
than we might ever 
have thought possible.

with gratitude
and love, always, 
and with the hope
that I could offer this same gift 
in some small way
at times
when it might be needed most.....

ITNY rehearsal photos © David Ingogly.
Please be sure to click photos twice
for full-size view.

HEY!!! We did it!! 
Johnny is a finalist for 
"Must-Follow Athlete on Social Media" 
in the 5th Annual Mashable Awards!!

IT'S KIND OF A BIG DEAL. Mashable gets more than 50 million page views per month, and has been named by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 blogs on the Internet. 

He's up against some stiff competition from Yuna Kim and John Cena, among others, but hey--we're really good at voting! We can do this! 

He's also in some amazing company: As Megan Gusinski pointed out, finalists in other categories include The Trevor Project, NOH8, GLAAD, and Ellen Degeneres, so you might want to do some additional voting while you're on Mashable's site.

Voting ends on Friday, December 16, and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 19. Just click the graphic above or at the top righthand side of the blog to be taken directly to the voting page for Johnny. 

You can vote once per day per Twitter and Facebook account. Please VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

West Coast fans! Come see Johnny perform 
at Union Square Ice Rink as part of Macy's Great Tree Lighting 
in San Francisco! From Macy's website
"Visit the MAC Cosmetics tent during the day 
for holiday beauty tips, and be sure to come back 
after Johnny Weir's performance 
to meet the Olympian in person."!!!!

Blog entry, "Portraits," now updated 
with true full-size images!! 
If you haven't had a chance to see
these gorgeous photos yet, please check them out.
Here's just one sample...
(click photo again after it loads for full size).

Their "Fever On Ice" program is up 
for a $50K grant from Pepsi Refresh!
They're now in second place 
in their category and tier--
but only first place wins. We can do this!

Johnny's Glitter and Ice collection 
with MAC is selling out fast! 
Don't miss your chance to sparkle--
visit a MAC retailer or order online ASAP! 

NEW!! The Sheraton Philadelphia University City 
is now the official Holiday Dreams On Ice hotel!! 
Book your rooms before December 9 
and receive a special HDOI-only discount! 
The Sheraton also will be hosting the VIP after-show party.
More info on the Holiday Dreams On Ice website!

"Like" HDOI on Facebook
and use promo code "philadelphia" 
for 50% off your general admission ticket!!

New Q and A! Go read it now!
(Note: Now updated every Monday and Thursday... 
more time to savor each one!)

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

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

Johnny tweeted:
"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!"
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


germansoulmate said...

What beautiful pictures...especially the first one. Look at him. He is in his own world, talking with his soul, beautiful.

Thanks for that wonderful post.

Happy Thanksgiving to Johnny and his family, to #Vitya♥, to Tara and Josh.

Happy Thanksgiving to all Johnny fans.

germansoulmate said...

"Sometimes our light goes out,
but is blown into flame by
another human being.

Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this

I can honestly say that Johnny is one of these human beings who is able to rekindle that light which is in everyone of us. It has been happening to me.

Good quote, Binky and a true one as well.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. Thank you, and lots of love to you, Bink. ♥

Nico said...

My dearest Binky,

My goodness! How do you always find The Perfect Words?? And how is it that Davey seems insanely, spectacularly capable of doing the same trick, just with photos?? It is your family's gift and one that has been an endless source of happiness and laughter and relighting of my flame with that blow-job know what I mean. (I couldn't resist, although I plan to cut and paste those beautiful quotes so I can keep them forever).

And I'm with you 374% that this is one of Johnny's greatest gifts. I seriously think he could re-blow the flames of millions of happier-now humans, as we've seen him do already, endlessly and generously. Face it, that man gives the best re-blow of the flame ever. ;)

Anyhow, it's early here and I'm a little less than eloquent. Maybe it's just that there are not words to describe the gratitude I have for you providing a conduit to Johnny the way you have. And there are not words to describe the gratitude I have to Tara for her many sparkly kindnesses, to Patti for her palpable sweetness and patience with all of us goofballs, and to everyone that surrounds Johnny for filling him with all of his glowing, silly, superobvious happiness and light. This year has been incredible to behold. And Vitya! HOW AMAZING IS HE???? Love love love him for his part in this grand adventure.

(Plus, how would I manage without you a certain other utb blue-eyed sasser???)

So, before I twirl myself into a frenzy, thank you for this beautiful blog and ALL the beautiful blog gifts. You are a force of nature and every day you make the world more beautiful. We all come her to get blown every morning. And I'll cut that out right now.

Thanks Binks! Thank you Johnny!
Love and gratitude, endlessly and always!!

aaaack said...

Great quotes. Thank you for bringing more light, flame and heat into our world. And thank you for these quiet moments that link souls.

WheresMyKoppy said...

MM, you and David with his photos, are brilliant in your simplicity! Beautiful words, beautiful photos!

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

ah! lovely words and lovely pics!

thank you so much, Dear Binky, for all your love that's poured into this blog and helps reflect Johnny's love into all corners of the world!