Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Random Wednesday Roundup

Johnny at the Ice House last Thursday,
greeting fans and signing autographs. 
Photo tweeted by @D_Galano21: 
"Just met professional figure skater Johnny Weir. 

OK! Here's a quick roundup of a bunch of stuff you've probably already seen that happened while I was busy having a life—

—such as it is, being mostly made up of things like drowning in deadlines at the same time that my townhouse-complex management suddenly decides to embark on a quick trip down the rabbit hole to paint all our front doors red (because "Corporations are people, my friend! And this one is the Queen of Hearts!") which involves the experienced paint crew coming by at the crack of dawn and propping my front door open for hours and hours and hours while I keep my cats trapped upstairs in my bedroom/office, a room in which they are normally desperate to spend all day lounging, but now that they HAVE to be there, from which they are desperate to escape by any means necessary including ceaseless attempts to squeeze past my monitor (excuse me, I'm trying to work here...) to paw open the window screen and plunge to their deaths on the propped-open front door, and concluding with the exciting announcement from the management that the experienced paint crew will be repeating this whimsical exercise in its entirety again today because they forgot to prime the door first, so instead of a nice, rich, Elizabeth Arden red, my front door currently looks like it has a bad case of hives, which means I'll be rounding up the cats again at 6 a.m. but this time they're going to be far more suspicious than they were yesterday, which should create an extra-challenging scenario for all involved that hopefully doesn't end with me cackling madly to myself whilst painting the cats a nice, rich, Elizabeth Arden red....

Anyway. Here's some stuff about Johnny.

Also last Thursday at the Ice House. 
Photo tweeted by @AndreaDAgostino: 
"Just met @JohnnyGWeir at work. #nbd."

And now you, too, have the chance 
to meet Johnny at the Ice House! 
He's skating in "Show of Champions" on Saturday, 
August 18, at his home rink in Hackensack!! 
Tickets are just $25 for general admission, or $50 for 
on-ice seating plus post-show meet-n-greet with the skaters. 
For more info or to purchase tickets, please click here 
or call the Figure Skating Office at the Ice House, 
201-487-8444, ext. 232.

From Johnny's website
Yes, the "best quote at the Olympics
is blogging... the Olympics. :D
Cannot wait to read his take on... everything.
It's basically the main thing I'm looking forward to 
out of London 2012. That and Matthew Mitcham.
And Danell Leyva.

From page 68 of the current issue of People
dated July 30, 2012, and on newsstands now. 
Thanks to Victor for spotting this!

Random leftover pics from China. 
Johnny in rehearsal...

...just in case anyone's forgotten how amazing 
he's looking these days.

From Our ORLY? Dept. 
Johnny at the Ice House once again, 
posted by the ISU (which prompted more than a few 
raised eyebrows and amused double takes) 
on their Figure Skating Facebook page,  
"Johnny Weir (USA) is preparing for his comeback." 
Yes. Yes, he is. Thanks for noticing.

Postcards From Pennsylvania. 
Photo tweeted by Johnny last weekend 
while visiting his family: 
"Major cornfield moment in Quarryville!"
I love how happy he looks.

And a photo tweeted by Boz.
(Yes! Boz tweeted! Go follow him now!)

Postcards From The Edge
(Of The Bed). 
Apparently Johnny and Victor are currently engaged 
in some kind of War of Unbearable Cuteness 
As Embodied By Puppy Naptime. 
Photo tweeted by Johnny on Monday: 
"Left my boys to their afternoon naps 
and im off to another practice."

Photo tweeted by Victor on Tuesday: 
"Getting @johnnygweir back for posting 
my sleeping pic yesterday. #Naptime #Тёма"
We await the next installment tweeted by 
Тёма via one of his daddies' iPhones.
(Also: I love how the strict rule, 
has completely fallen by the wayside...)

OMG only 106 days until Cup of Russia! 
(See countdown clock here, and schedule here!
All times listed are Moscow time.)
Status report tweeted by Johnny yesterday. 
And greeted by squeeeeeeees around the world 
so high-pitched that only Тёма could hear them. #flail

And in honor of that breathtaking 
long program performance in Vancouver: 
Gorgeous fan art by @画画冰迷 on Weibo.
Please click for larger view.

The grueling two-day NJ bar exam starts today. 
Please join me in offering Victor our very best wishes 
for an outstandingly successful effort! 
We wish him the best of luck also, though honestly 
I don't think he'll need to rely on luck--
he's damn smart, and well-prepared. 
Victor, you got this. No worries.

Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

More from Johnny's website!! 
He's heading back to Japan in early September 
for Fantasy on Ice! Info here!

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

Johnny returns to 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!)

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!

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!

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


aaaack said...

In the realm of feng shui, a red door is di rigueur for fabulous good luck. Hope that enough good fortune visits you to make up for all this cat and deadline grief.

One of the very few superstitions that I indulge in is to buy a decorative red object whenever I was job hunting. Maybe it helped, as I kept getting job acceptances.

Here's wishing Victor well and that all his genius clocks in and is in fighting form today and tomorrow.

In some BGJW episodes, I was left with the feeling that Johnny was very often at loose ends...not enough practice time, a program not totally compatible, getting his costume ready and accepted, warped skates, the requisite "amount of difficulty" in the program [even though it makes skaters look discombobulated and hyperkinetic], or his choreography team in disagreement. Here's hoping that this time around all these elements are on the same page and that Johnny can just concentrate on being in the moment and take us on another wonderful journey.

jenn said...

I think Tyoma's interpretation of the rule is "the puppy waits until both papas are asleep and does whatever he likes."

Johnny's tweet yesterday made the idea of competition real in a way nothing else has. So excited for him!