Articles by: Johnny Weir
Johnny Weir is a three-time U.S. figure skating national champion and two-time Olympic competitor.

Johnny’s World: I Believe in You

March 14, 2013 10:06 AM12 comments

We are often taught to believe that destiny is what we make it. The hard work and the years of dedication to a simple goal can pay off if you believe in it and want it badly enough. This idea takes me back to when “The Secret” was all the […]

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Johnny’s World: Complicated Order

March 7, 2013 2:22 PM6 comments

Girl: “Hi ma’am can I take your order?” Inner Monolog: Yes, but first of all, despite my mink coat, oversized black sunglasses, tight pants and four days worth of facial stubble, I am a sir. Me: Awkward laugh Yes, I’d like an iced tea with raw sugar, a cup of […]

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Johnny’s World: Call Me Maybe

February 28, 2013 3:47 PM3 comments

The cell phone bleats an unwelcome tune. You’re sitting in the coffee shop, in traffic, in the bath, on your couch, at the office, in a fancy restaurant or any other conceivable place, aside from underwater. You look at the phone’s screen and make any assortment of bored, annoyed or […]

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Johnny’s World: Climbin’

February 21, 2013 10:25 AM6 comments

One will be born. One will live. One will die. These three basic certainties bind us all in the same race to the finish line. There are other certainties we learn over time. In general, one must work hard to achieve something great. One must avoid jail by murdering another. […]

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Johnny’s World: The Team

February 14, 2013 11:05 AM2 comments

I wake up, barely, and sloth my way through the apartment. I make a cup of coffee, check my phone for any late-night emails, texts, or breaking news. I finally open my email to find an endless amount of work messages, in addition to spam advertising Valentine’s Day flower arrangements, […]

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Johnny’s World: Separate Togetherness

February 8, 2013 12:08 PM7 comments

I am just over one year into married life and it seems I learn something new every single day. You learn about compromise. You learn about taking another person’s beliefs, fears, and feelings into account and how they affect you personally. And of course you learn how to make space […]

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Johnny’s World: The Art of Relaxation

February 5, 2013 12:52 PM2 comments

The alarm clock’s unwelcome bleats begin at 6:17 a.m. Five more minutes…  The snooze button is beaten with the strength of a thousand gladiators. Five minutes later, the process is repeated. For 25 minutes more, like clockwork, the annoying chirping, the punching, and the glorious five-minute dreams occur until suddenly: […]

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Johnny’s World: Epidemic

January 24, 2013 9:39 AM5 comments

It’s winter. Snow is falling, streets are icing over, and there are flu and meningitis epidemics all around. Since the beginnings of winter, and the human race, there have been attempts to combat against freezing temperatures and to keep a watch of personal health. What strikes me as interesting is […]

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Johnny’s World: Hoarder

January 17, 2013 10:18 AM5 comments

If the average American’s life expectancy is somewhere between 75 and 80 years, that’s 75 to 80 years of collecting, nostalgia, memorabilia and inheritance.

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Johnny’s World: The First Date

January 10, 2013 10:08 AM2 comments

Manicure? Check. Blowout? Check. Maxed out AmEx from charging new dress? Check. Fresh waxing even though he won’t see my treasure trove for another three dates? Check. I am a firm believer in the idea that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. I wasn’t much […]

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