Friday, June 1, 2012

Endurance

Johnny hard at work on the ice.
Photo © David Ingogly.
Gloriously huge full-size image here.



IMPORTANT UPDATE!! Via Johnny's Japanese Angels: "Johnny’s birthday scrapbook project. http://bit.ly/LNOrlx

"The entry deadline was extended to June 3rd, so please join us! Let's celebrate Johnny's birthday and show our support to him, together!
—JJA"


If you'd like to create a page for the scrapbook, the deadline to let the Japanese Angels know that you want to participate is June 3, and the pages are due June 20. Always such a lovely gift!



Some quick notes before we enjoy our Friday flashback picspam:

(1) ORLY...? This popped up at some point last night on the USFSA site:


Well then. No funding there, but fans in the know tell me that in order to perhaps move into one of the funding envelopes at some point, he first has to be placed in the Reserve Envelope. So.... yay? Yes. Yay!

(2) What. Because there appears to be a tiny bit of confusion, let me state this again just as clearly as I possibly can re: Show Johnny Weir the Love's birthday project: Johnny did NOT and has NOT asked fans for money. Some FANS came up with the idea of a simple PayPal fund as a gift because oh look some other skaters accept contributions via PayPal and that seems easy and then they asked his lovely mom Patti if it would be OK to do that and she said yes, thank you, that would be very nice and much appreciated. And she offered to help, which makes it all infinitely easier. And I'm really not sure how any of those words or concepts are super-baffling, but I'll be happy to just post that summation permanently on here for people to pore over and parse to their hearts' content, although the conclusion will always be the same: He did NOT ask anyone to do this. Fans have been discussing for some time if THEY could do it for him. And Patti is on board. Which, at least for me, is all I need to know.

(3) This. Fortunately the project has only seemed confusing to a few, because contributions are pouring in already, and among the many messages I get daily from fans all over the world came this one yesterday which captures the spirit of the project so well that I felt a little less like perhaps I had unintentionally written the initial post in Sanskrit:

Bless you, dear Binky!

You presented such a marvelous, forthright blog re: A Mighty Dream. It certainly spelled out exactly where Johnny stands in reference to his quest for the Olympics.

This is where I wish I knew some big money people - or had some big bucks myself! Lottery would help. I have a feeling bake sales and yard sales won't do it! But hey, every little bit will help him get there. And if we're real fans, that's the way we should all be thinking.

Bless you, dear beautiful fan on a fixed income but with limitless love in your heart, for understanding what "gift" means.



And now, here's a brief glimpse of Johnny working hard at his job (oh yes, he has a job! He skates. At shows. Like, in China and Japan and Russia and the Czech Republic and stuff. You may have seen a few of his performances on YouTube...) to give the gift of his unparalleled skating to his fans--when he's not passing out from dehydration and exhaustion--as captured in this picspam from Johnny's warmup before Holiday Dreams on Ice, December 2011.

As always, please click any photo twice for larger view. Full-size images are available for some photos.



Endurance is not just
the ability to bear a hard thing,
but to turn it into glory.
—William Barclay



As we saw previously, Johnny begins his warmup 
wearing multiple layers to protect him 
against the cold of the rink.
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The demands of his sport quickly heat him up, 
though, so he starts shedding layers. 
The fur wrapped around his waist is the first to go.


He's already spent endless hours in rehearsal 
for two days straight. 
So he's looking a little fatigued here.












He drops the fur off by his skate guards, 
and gulps down some bottled water.


Then he heads determinedly back out onto the ice 
faster than Davey can refocus...


...for more of this 45-minute session. 
When he's done, it's a mad dash to hair, makeup,
and costuming, and then back out onto the ice 
for the two-hour show.



Excellence is not
a singular act, but a habit.
You are what you repeatedly do.
—Shaquille O'Neal,
quoting Aristotle.



Bonus pics!! A cropped version of the photo 
at the top of the blog. Because I love it.



Wonderful art by @ayukovon in celebration of 
the husbands' five-month anniversary!  
This one brought tears to my eyes. 
I can only imagine how worried Victor must have been.



Photo tweeted by Johnny on Wednesday: 
"Yesterday was not the best day. 
After 14 hours of sleep and an IV drip, I'm feeling better. 
Thank you HackensackUMC!"



All HDOI photos © David Ingogly.



It's that time again!! Show Johnny Weir the Love 
is putting together an awesome birthday gift 
for Johnny (and Victor)! Details here. 
Just $5 gets your name on the card; 
deadline to participate is Friday, June 22!
Photo © David Ingogly.



Yes, we're also doing a wedding gift
 for Tara and Joshwho were married on May 10! 
As always, just $5 gets your name on the card. 
Please send via PayPal to misfitmimes@gmail.com
Deadline is Monday, June 11. Mazel tov!!



From "The Essence of Poetry," the latest series 
of black-and-white photos of Johnny at rehearsal. 
Not to be missed. 
Photo © David Ingogly.



HE REALLY, REALLY IS!! 
Landing quads and kicking ass 
at a Grand Prix event near you!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!



New on Johnny's website!! Johnny returns 
to perform again in Sun Valley this summer! 
He'll be the headliner at the Saturday, August 4, ice show, 
and tickets are on sale now!! Don't miss it!



Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)



New on Johnny's website!!
In early June he'll be heading to China 
for Artistry on Ice: Red Temptation
Weibo, here we come!!



It's not too late! Subscribe now 
and get the entire Johnny Weir perspective, 
including his never-before-heard free skate commentary 
available exclusively on icenetwork.com!



Q and A! Go read it now!



with MAC is pretty much sold out, 
but I'm leaving this video on here 
for a little while longer 
because I love it so much.



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

3 comments:

germansoulmate said...

Wonderful picspam again, and nice send off into the weekend. Love it so, so much.

I hope Johnny spends his weekend relaxing and getting physically ready for China. I wished Victor could go with him.

Thanks for all the glorious pics in every state of undress. Is there a continuation of this particular spam. At least, it´s a spam I don´t mind at all.

Happy weekend!

aaaack said...

Beautiful photos that capture Johnny's soul.

Am happy to help Johnny out because he puts so much heart, integrity, and creativity into everything he does.

Johnny will probably pull rabbits out of his hat to perform at Artistry. Airplane travel is very dehydrating. Hope the airline will put him in First Class because he needs the rest.

Ayukovon is to drawing what Binky is to blogging and Davey is to photography: perfection.

Nancy Knisley said...

WRT certain "fans" getting their panties twisted so tight they are turning blue in the face about the Show Johnny Weir the Love birthday gift project:

They don't need your stinkin' facts. What are mere facts when they have *opinions"?