Friday, November 2, 2012


Photo tweeted by Victor about 7:15 last night: 
"This is how I caught @JohnnyGWeir 
when the power came back on. 
But I repeat, WE HAVE POWER!" 
A few hours earlier, Johnny had tweeted
" the dark...for 15 day trip. Hell!" 
But clearly the ever-resourceful Johnny was not about 
to let a little thing like hell get the better of him...  

In our latest installment of Life After Sandy, we're happy to report that the husbands' power is back on! Just in time for them to leave for Russia! But at least they can finish all last-minute preparations without the need for headlamps. And hopefully Johnny will have plenty of ice time available in Russia for training leading up to Rostelecom Cup / Cup of Russia, which begins for the men next Friday, November 9, with the short program at 6:45 pm Moscow time / 9:45 am EST (viewing options discussed here).

And even with the additional stress of coping with Sandy this past week, Johnny's sense of humor remains intact, as noted when he tweeted the link to this video he'd found around midnight last night:

IDEK other than this song is from
The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Update: Clarification offered here!

So we wish the husbands safe travels, and know that they'll be welcomed with much love when they arrive in Moscow. This simple note posted to Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website last night pretty much says it all:

All Russian Johnny’s fans and I of course 
are waiting for Johnny in Moscow. 
We love him and his skating.
— Nadezhda

And to celebrate power in all its forms, including the electricity of Johnny on the ice and the power of following one's dreams no matter what, we present glorious new exclusive picspam from Finlandia Trophy, courtesy of the amazing Elena Vasileva, to close out this rollercoaster week.

Taken after Johnny's free skate at Finlandia, these shots of Johnny and Galina are among my all-time favorites. In these, I think, is captured the power of believing in someone, and the most potent force of all: the power of love.

As always, please click any photo twice for larger view.

Johnny and Galina in the kiss-n-cry 
at Finlandia after his free skate.

Johnny has just caught sight of himself
and is not pleased with the sheen 
on his face, but Galina is still all smiles.

My favorite part of this photo: 
Galina's perfectly manicured hand on his arm. 
Which she's using to try to get him to
stop. doing. that.

He's looking right at Elena here, I think! :D

Sooooooo many flowers...

I didn't win, I didn't even medal, 
but what I did was worth its price in gold. 
I had defeated myself in this war 
of sport versus freedom. 
I conquered my fears and can't wait to be 
back out there in less than a month. 
Slowly but surely is what wins the race, 
and I can only look forward in this comeback. 
I can only forget what I've done in the past 
and start fresh, every day. 
The road to the Olympics 
is a long, treacherous one,
but if you believe in yourself 
and surround yourself with love, 
you can do anything.
—Johnny's thoughts on his performances 
at Finlandia, from his ESPN blog

Bonus video!! Always worth watching again: 
Johnny's Phoenix free skate at Finlandia. 
The kiss-n-cry portion from which our picspam comes
begins at about 5:30.

Bonus pic!! Posted by Johnny
to his Weibo account last Sunday:
"Dyeing my hair!" 
He had mentioned on Twitter that 
"hair with @MREricAlt" 
was on his pre-storm to-do list.

Very special thanks to 
Elena Vasileva 
for the exclusive photos!

Kayso I'm just going to leave this here for a while: 
NBC's all-Johnny Cup of Russia promo. Love it!

on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website!!
Please go read it now!

NEW!! Announced last Friday: 
Holiday Dreams On Ice 2012!! 
Visit the HDOI website for info and tickets!

Johnny's column for 
the Falls Church News-Press is up! 
This entry offers an enjoyable glimpse into serious fandom—
not ours, but rather that of the all-things-Apple aficionado 
to whom Johnny is married. The parallels are wonderful, 
with a thoughtful point at the end. Love it.
NOTE: Due to the storm, he was unable to submit 
this week's column, according to this report.

Johnny's also blogging regularly 
about his comeback journey for ESPN!! 
His first entry, "A Fresh Start"—personal, honest, 
very Johnny—was posted last Friday and is the source 
of the quote on the Spirit Day photo above. 
Looking forward to reading more from him 
as the season progresses!

Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Yep, I'm still promoting this silly poll
in which you can vote at least once a day. 
Please vote for Johnny!!

Need to see Season 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

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

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!

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!)

Q and A! Go read it now!

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

1 comment:

aaaack said...

This blog is a great alternative to hurricane and political news. Thank you for the wonderful photos that are so easy on the eyes.