Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Blogoversary! (Again? Really?)

Or: My, How Time Flies When You're Busy... Aging. Which I Guess Is What Happens When Time Flies. All of a Sudden You Look Up from Your Blog and You're Like, "Eeeeeek!". And So You Soothe Yourself by Editing Pics of an Ageless Figure Skater Who Actually Seems to Be Glowing Even More in Recent Weeks Than Ever Thanks to His Wonderful Husband, and Then You Write Really Long Dropheads About Said Skater, and the Next Thing You Know.... You're Even Older. OK, I Was Hoping This Drophead Was Going to Have a Happier Ending Than That, But Whatever. I'll Settle for More Pics. Here's One:


Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Johnny kindly and dutifully autographs 
a million things I brought to him at HDOI 
on behalf of fans around the world 
who could not be there. 
Because he's awesome like that. 
Photo © David Ingogly.


Friday, February 24, 2012

"The Most Amazing Skater in the World." Yes. This.

Johnny Weir. Photo © Victor Voroov @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo tweeted yesterday by Victor, 
who also wrote
"At the rink watching @JohnnyGWeir--
the most amazing skater in the world--practice. 
Getting chills, and not from the ice."
With bonus Galina in an awesome coat.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oh My Quad!

Johnny Weir @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Photo tweeted by Victor last night 
after Johnny's very long day at the rink, 
with this caption: 
"Came downstairs and found @JohnnyGWeir 
like this. #tiredhusband." 
LOL that Johnny managed to take off his shoes 
before collapsing...

Special thanks to @TedFlett on Twitter 
for today's perfect headline. :D


Friday, February 17, 2012

Wings

Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Binky's Johnny Weir Blog.
Johnny, December 2011.
Photo © David Ingogly.
Please click the photo twice for a larger view. 
Or click here for the stunning 
full-size version.



My favorite moment of 2010, 
and of my life, really, 
in the Vancouver Olympic Games. 
I had given up and gained so much 
to get to the point of total human oneness — 
an athlete, an artist, 
with my soul shining out 
of every pore of my body, 
with a world erupting all around me 
in applause, 
staring up to God — 
it was the moment of my life.



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

NYFWe ♥ These Pics

Johnny Weir. Photo © Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Johnny at the WALTER presentation on Monday.
Looking every bit the glamorous 
living legend that he is.
Photo courtesy of 
Super Agentress Tara Modlin.



All righty then. 

In contrast to our previous forlorn, Dickensian state, shivering cold and destitute with nary a twitpic to keep us warm, today we have such an embarrassment of NYFW riches that it's taken me hours to sift through it all, and just as I'm sure I've finally decided on what my favorites are, another avalanche of photos hits from Getty and Billy Farrell and Newscom and everywhere and then I have to start all over and so since I really, really have to DECIDE NOW AND WALK AWAY, here you go: My best photo picks as of right this second. Which will change if I don't just make my self STOP LOOKING AND POST THIS THING ALREADY...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Manic Monday: More NYFW Pics, Plus a Special Event!

Johnny at the Erickson Beamon presentation 
last Thursday. At last, a really good look 
at his entire ensemble! Photo via Fashionista.



OK! So a few more NYFW pics have popped up in far-flung corners of the Internet (seriously, it's like some sort of weird underground fashion-themed Grade-School-Scavenger Hunt-Meets-The-Amazing-Race to find these things, and BTW does NO ONE tag posts with, like, his name anymore?), plus we have some from the lovely Super Agentress herself, who I thought was still in Florida last Thursday with her fabulous new client, champion gymnast Danell Leyva, and thus I was whining that Andrew Werner and NealB were apparently snapping photos at all the wrong shows (meaning those without Johnny in the front row) but never mind because Tara! was! there! and! took! pics!

Friday, February 10, 2012

NYFWhat? Nobody Brought a Camera? (Again?)

Well, at least Johnny did... 
Here he's taking a runway photo 
at the Libertine show Thursday, February 9 
(Victor is seated next to him). 
Photo tweeted by St. Louis Post-Dispatch fashion editor 
Debra Bass (thank you, Debra, for knowing 
what's REALLY important at these shows!).



So apparently he IS doing some Fashion Week stuff, though not quite at the pace he did last February... 

And once again we are faced with an utter lack of understanding of Fashion Week priorities on the part of NYFW attendees, as in: Yes, yes, the clothes. The shoes. Whatever. DID YOU TAKE ANY PICS OF JOHNNY? (Andrew Werner? NealB? Hello? Where ARE you guys?)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Driven

Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
My neck hurts, I'm tired 
and I need a manicure, 
but the music and the dream 
keep me rockin'...
Johnny, via Twitter, 02-07-2012.
HDOI photo © David Ingogly.



I can't even imagine how grueling it must be to return to the training regimen necessary for an elite athlete aiming for his third Olympics. Johnny, please know that we believe in you, we support you all the way, and we know you can do it. And we hope your neck feels better today. :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Weirld Peace!

Johnny skates to LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" 
during the first half of Improv-Ice. 
To which we responded by voting like crazy 
for him to win "Best Improve-Ice Skater"! 
(Crazy in a good way, I mean. 
Not the kind of crazy that gets bitch slapped...)
Photo courtesy of Brittany Evans for Disson Skating. 
See more in their Flickr album!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Flashback: Super Silly-ousness. On Skates.

Johnny Weir. Photo © David Ingogly @ Official Johnny Weir Blog.
Johnny at HDOI rehearsal. 
The lovely Michele Mansoor referred to this 
as his Burqa Look.
Photo © David Ingogly.



I don't know what kind of a week you've had, but mine sucked balls at various moments that have really just kind of worn me out. Some parts were great (Skating Watch Party with bonus Johnny commentary! HoneyBadgeWeirs Beat the Bot! Fabulous picspam from Nationals plus awesome NBC promo!), but in between was so much random #epicfail, both in my own little world and in the world at large, that I've arrived at Friday in something of a shambles—sleep-deprived, seriously cranky, and in desperate need of a third addiction because the caffeine and chocolate are Just. Not. Cutting. It.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Omaha 2013: Weir Waiting...

Johnny signs autographs last weekend at Nationals. 
Photo tweeted by @snoripi, who notes that 
Johnny was surrounded by fans on all sides, 
and was very friendly to everyone.



So last night was the first time I ever attended a "Skating Watch Party" on Twitter. Which is in fact a thing. And a fun thing, actually. A bunch of us sat down together from all different time zones and tweeted to each other as we watched the video of the senior men's free skate from Sunday, newly released by Ice Network yesterday with Johnny's commentary. Which of course was the point.