Friday, January 27, 2012

Portrait of the Artist: The Starbucks Series

In the Creation of Great Art, Great Sacrifices Must Sometimes Be Made.

The following brief dramatic series of picspam covers less than 60 seconds of (endless) rehearsal time in the life of a three-time US champion and two-time Olympian.

(As always, please click any photo twice for full-size view.)



Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Holiday Dreams on Ice rehearsal.
Day 1.
Hour 12,956.
Johnny casts a longing glance at ...


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
...his venti chai from Starbucks. 
Which was usually parked right next to 
his skate guards and...


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
...his bag.
(Yes, we photographed it. 
So did everybody else. :D)


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Soon he comes skating by...


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
...ah, the temptation....


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"OMG it's RIGHT THERE..."


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"I can almost taste it..."


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"Seriously. I need to taste it. 
Like right now."


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"Nobody'll notice. I'll just be a sec..."


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"It's calling my name..."


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"Yes... yes..."


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"Oh daddy. Yes..."


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"Almost... there...."


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"JOHNNY. WHAT ARE YOU DOING."


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
"What? Oh nothing. Just skating. See? 
Skating. Skating right on over there. 
And leaving behind my chai... 
and my tears..."



Now that you know the difficult price he must sometimes pay to do what he does, won't you please take a moment to show your appreciation and KEEP VOTING FOR JOHNNY in the Improv-Ice poll? Voting continues all weekend and through to next Tuesday, January 31--and Michael Weiss' fans are making the most of the remaining time, causing Johnny to slip back to (horrors!) 39%!! Please VOTE EVERY DAY from EVERY AVAILABLE DEVICE!!

(Votes as of 4:30 a.m. EST today.
Please click the graphic to see
Cuz these numbers are obvs already outdated.
Since of course you just voted!)



Bonus pic!! Beautiful new art from @ayukovon 
to further inspire you to VOTE VOTE VOTE!!



Don't forget: Johnny's at the US Figure Skating National Championships in San Jose, where he'll be commentating from Ice Network's "ICE Desk" beginning tonight! And we can watch him! 

NOTE: UPDATED TIMES per their new article:
(Subject to change. Please check Ice Network's Twitter frequently for updates.)

ICE Desk Live is free to all icenetwork.com registered users [editorial note: Yay!!].

Viewing times as follows (all times Eastern):

Friday, Jan. 27: 9:45 p.m. prior to men's short program

Friday, Jan. 27: 12:40 a.m. - 12:50 a.m. post men's short program

Saturday, Jan. 28: 11:30 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. post ladies free skate

Sunday, Jan. 29: 6:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. post men's free skate

Johnny also "will offer color commentary during the men's event at 2012 U.S. Championships." (But I THINK to watch this, you have to subscribe to Ice Network's $39.95 video package.)

For additional info, here's the broadcast schedule (subject to change).



HDOI photos © David Ingogly.



Bonus video!! Last year Johnny also attended Nationals 
to receive his second Readers' Choice Award / 
Michelle Kwan Trophy
He is the only skater other than Michelle 
ever to win the award more than once. 
Here, thanks to Jenn Kittler, is his 
wonderful acceptance speech
that was livestreamed by the fab people 
at Ice Network.


Always believe in yourself, and never be afraid to fall down. I know there are lots of skaters in the building watching this event right now, and many more at home. And I'm so proud of everything that I've accomplished, I'm so proud of everything that I've won, and that I've lost. And I can stand here and be happy and be excited about it, because I did everything on my own terms. I want the skaters of the future never to feel pressured or marginalized, or told what to do, or who to be, or what to skate to, or what NOT to wear. I want everyone to believe in themselves, love themselves, and stand here in ten years and be proud of where they've gotten.

--Johnny Weir,
Readers' Choice Award recipient,
January 30, 2011
 


Why yes he is!! 
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!



New!! Johnny is an Honorary Chairperson 
for the Imperial Court of New York's biggest annual fundraiser, 
This year's beneficiaries are PFLAG-NYC and 
New Alternatives, a group that helps homeless LGBT youth. 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 31, 



Nominate Johnny Weir for a social media award in the Shorty Awards!

Hey, Johnny's been nominated for a Shorty Award!! You can join in on the nominating process by clicking here and tweeting your vote for Johnny. Most fans are voting for him in the "Athlete" category. 

Note: The Shorty Awards have very specific rules, which essentially boil down to this:

(1) You can only nominate him ONCE from each Twitter account that you have. Additional votes from the same account will NOT be counted. So it's one of those deals where we need a LOT of different people to vote, rather than a few people voting a lot.

(2) Your nominating tweet MUST include a reason (for example: "I nominate @JohnnyGWeir for a Shorty Award in #athlete because he inspires his fans to believe in themselves"--thanks @PatinaGlace!).

(3) You must NOT copy someone else's reason in your vote. 

All righty then.

The nominating period ends February 17--please vote vote vote!! For more info, click here.




Q and A! Go read it now!




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! 



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:
"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!"

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 2012 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

5 comments:

germansoulmate said...

*laughing* Needed that today. Thank you for making this day bearable.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

OMFG!! you are killing me!!! seriously.

the yearning glances, the tongue sticking out . . .

ahahaha!

LOVE it!

and yes, i voted!!

xo

Robin

aaaack said...

Johnny is trying to lose about eight pounds for competition's sake, so he's probably feeling very strong hunger pangs right now. That look of longing....mixed with resolve.

Thank you for capturing this.

Atomic Wife said...

OMG, that is so funny!! Why wasn't he allowed to even take a sip, the poor guy.

AND OMG HE LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL IN THESE PICS!!

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