Thursday, February 28, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Blogoversary!

Yes!! Johnny's cooking things up 
on Food Network again! 
He'll be one of the competitors on Season 3
of Chopped All-Stars, premiering in April. 
Screencap from the preview video below!



Oh hai.

Yes, I'm still editing that manuscript. Only 361 billion more pages to go...

But I glanced up from my screen long enough to notice that today is February 28, which, besides being the last day of the longest shortest month ever, is also the third blogoversary! Which is traditionally the "leather" anniversary, so here:

Monday, February 25, 2013

"If I Could Be Anyone in the World, I Would Be Johnny Weir"

Johnny accepts the first annual
"Johnny Weir WinterPride Award" 
on the ice at the Penns Landing Rink during 
Philadelphia's WinterPride celebration last Friday 
(yes, the award is actually named after him). 



More than 15 years ago, a young Pennsylvania boy laced up a pair of ice skates and taught himself how to glide among the remains of cornstalks on the frozen Amish-country fields behind his house.

On Friday—three national titles, two Olympics, and one World medal later—he returned home to be honored with the very first "Johnny Weir WinterPride Award," presented by the Office of the Mayor on behalf of the City of Philadelphia.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Dream

My eyes are strongly focused on the Olympics next year, 
and I’m working very hard to pursue that dream
of competing in my third Olympics 
and winning a medal. 
Whether on the ice or in the gym, 
I’m constantly working on improving myself 
so that, even at 29 at the next Olympics, 
I’ll be just as strong as I was at my first.
— Johnny Weir,
Philadelphia Gay News.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Friday, February 15, 2013

Light

People are like stained-glass windows. 
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, 
but when the darkness sets in, 
their true beauty is revealed only if 
there is a light from within. 
— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross



Friday, February 8, 2013

"My Eyes Are Always On Sochi"

Photo tweeted by Victor on Wednesday: 
"@Depesha Russian Fashion Show 
at the Russian Consulate #NewYorkFashionWeek"



So yesterday in fandom was slightly surreal.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flashback Friday: Skaterpalooza!

Johnny having way too much fun
at late-night rehearsal, December 2012.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Today we present the first in a ridiculously long series of shots from the Saturday rehearsal for Holiday Dreams on Ice, but before we flash back to a freezing cold ice rink in the middle of December, let's check in with the husbands in Aruba, where they are industriously burning themselves to a crisp despite this plea echoed by fans around the world: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PUT ON SOME FREAKING SUNSCREEN.