Friday, February 22, 2013

Something Beautiful

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

So I find myself at the end of what I would enthusiastically term Not My Best Week Ever, during which, among other things, I became embroiled in editing an extremely lengthy manuscript that will be my constant companion for the foreseeable future and in which I am increasingly baffled by the complete absence of [geek alert] personal pronouns, as if they are a criminal offense (does Putin's reach to outlaw just about everything have no end?), and when I plunge into extensive edit mode for any length of time, the voice of the author tends to embed itself in my head and take over my language center so that I unconsciously start conversing in the same jungle of a writing pattern out of which I am trying so desperately to hack, and thus I keep saying stuff like, "David, could you please take David's empty glass and David's plate out to the kitchen so that Alice, David's sister, could put David's stuff in the dishwasher since it's Alice's turn to load?"

Although it doesn't really matter because my kids are used to these phases and are able to seamlessly ignore me no matter what unexpected style of verbiage I employ ("Forswear and forsooth, Master David, I beg of thee to gently convey thy chalice unto thy sister...") whilst secretly hoping someday Quentin Tarantino will ask me to edit something for him.

Anyway, in between impenetrable paragraphs of proper nouns and other unfortunate events, I took little mindless Internet breaks and came across this lovely combination of verbs and nouns:

Which reminded me of one of my all-time fav Johnny quotes, from his press conference at the Vancouver Olys: "Out of ugly ... make something beautiful."

And which, in turn, has kind of been the point of this blog for nearly three years: a celebration of all the fierce and inspiring beauty that is Johnny, in a world too often overcome by random ugliness.

And so, if you've had a long and challenging week too, or even if you haven't, please join me in savoring something wordlessly beautiful and always restorative:

Just Johnny. 

At home on the ice.

As always, please click any photo twice for full-size image.

Exclusive photos © David Ingogly.

Yay!! It's tonight!
Screencap of the awesomely happy
 WinterPride page. Please go enjoy endless replays 
of the little skater gif and GET YOUR TICKETS ASAP 
so you don't miss this chance 
to see Johnny in person!

NEW!! Johnny will be a guest 
on Kathy Griffin's live talk show 
next Thursday, February 28, 
 at 10 pm EST / 9 pm CST on Bravo! 
Set those DVRs now!!

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2013 Nationals 
and what lies ahead for next season. 
Please go read it now!

A number of Johnny's auction items have been relisted
which means if you missed out the first time around, 
you're in luck: It's not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures you could take home!

Johnny's latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the "National Commentary
section—don't miss a single one! 

NEW in the Team Weir-Voronov fan store:
Johnny buttons!! 
Click this link to buy yours now!
Japanese fans: Please use this link.

Johnny keychains!! 
Click this link to add some sparkle to your keys!
Japanese fans: Please use this link.

"A Mighty Dream" calendars for 2013, 
in both 12-month and 18-month designs! 
Order yours today! All proceeds from the fan store 
are donated to Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund
administered by the lovely Patti Weir.

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!
Read his comeback statement 
and the update 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 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

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