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State of The Trout: Going Away. Again. Whee.

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This is just a quick note to let you all know that I’m going away on family vacation this week. Does it seem like I’m constantly traveling? If it does, it’s probably just because I’m CONSTANTLY TRAVELING. After September, I think I have a whole month where I don’t have to leave or do anything.

The Merlin Club post will go up as scheduled on Friday, but I’ll be absent for #MerlinClub on Monday night because the hotel we’re staying in on Mackinac Island doesn’t have wifi.

In other news, I was on a local daytime show in Grand Rapids, MI this past week:

Notice that super cool dress? That’s from ModCloth.com. The next time you see me on TV, I’ll be wearing ModCloth, because they’ve graciously offered to dress me.

When I get back from vacation, I’ll have pictures of my recent cosplays, a new chapter of The Afflicted, and hopefully another Buffy recap.

20 Comments

  1. Tania
    Tania

    I own way too many Modcloth dresses.

    August 17, 2014
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    • JennyTrout
      JennyTrout

      I own like, two. So when this box came and I got to try everything on, it was cool. It felt like being in a ModCloth store or something.

      August 17, 2014
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  2. Sara
    Sara

    Have fun at Mackinac Island, Jenny! Eat lots of fudge!

    August 17, 2014
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    • JennyTrout
      JennyTrout

      Oh, count on it.

      August 17, 2014
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  3. Have fun! Hope it’s warm enough to swim this time. Has Michigan had an unusually cool summer like Wisconsin?

    August 17, 2014
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    • JennyTrout
      JennyTrout

      My kids will probably swim, but it’s been a really cold summer here. I think it’s in the sixties today, when usually it would be in the upper eighties.

      August 17, 2014
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  4. Flo
    Flo

    Great interview! Have a fun time on vacation, Mackinac Island is on my list of places I want to go to. You will have to be sure to share some of your ModCloth pieces on the blog, I’ve been kind of curious about their clothing but haven’t bought anything yet. Cool that they offered to dress you, I can’t wait to see what else you get to wear. Do you get to keep the pieces?

    August 17, 2014
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    • JennyTrout
      JennyTrout

      I don’t know if I get to keep them, but they’re gonna look awesome on TV.

      August 17, 2014
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  5. Pansy Petal
    Pansy Petal

    Oh wow! Used to watch this show all the time when I last lived in that neck of the woods. Cool! Great interview. Enjoy your vacation. I am envious. Would you believe I was born and raised in Michigan, both upper and lower, and have never visited Mackinaw Island? Heard it is fabulous. *sigh* Some day . . .

    August 17, 2014
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  6. Candy Apple
    Candy Apple

    YAYYYYYY!!!! Another Buffy recap!!!

    *ahem* Sorry. *lurks again*

    August 17, 2014
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  7. Leigh
    Leigh

    Awesome interview. Well done you! And I really love that dress, you look amazing.

    August 18, 2014
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  8. Lieke
    Lieke

    God, you were so poised. Way to go, Jenny! Have fun on your vacation.

    August 18, 2014
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  9. noisyninja
    noisyninja

    I love modcloth! They are permanently on my amazon wishlist! I’m not plus sized, but I always thought it was cool that the plus sized options were exactly like the “regular” ones! I love buying from a site that has a positive and inclusive outlook! Ps you look amazing in that dress! And so poised on tv!

    August 18, 2014
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  10. JordieBelle
    JordieBelle

    I can’t believe no one else has said: Cosplays??!?!??!!! Tell us more!!!!

    August 19, 2014
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  11. Teresa B.
    Teresa B.

    Great interview! And the modcloth dress was so freaking cute.

    And yes, I too am interested in the cosplays!!!!

    August 19, 2014
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  12. Miles
    Miles

    I have that dress too, I love it!

    August 20, 2014
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  13. Queen Mab
    Queen Mab

    You look great! I really like your swimsuit & the dress. The photo of you at the rock reminds me of a pinup photo. 🙂
    I’ve never worn anything from ModCloth, will check them out. I like eShakti, they have great clothes and the sizes run up to 32 (yayyy for me!), plus you can pick alterations (sleeve length, skirt length).

    August 21, 2014
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  14. L
    L

    Hey, Jenny, I wondered if you’d seen this yet: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/reading-fifty-shades-linked-to-unhealthy-behaviors/

    “The researchers studied more than 650 women aged 18-24, a prime period for exploring greater sexual intimacy in relationships, Bonomi said. Compared to participants who didn’t read the book, those who read the first “Fifty Shades” novel were 25 percent more likely to have a partner who yelled or swore at them; 34 percent more likely to have a partner who demonstrated stalking tendencies; and more than 75 percent more likely to have used diet aids or fasted for more than 24 hours.”

    August 22, 2014
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  15. Eden
    Eden

    I thought you were great, Jenny, but I definitely cringed at your interviewers. I kind of felt as if they missed the point. Wearing the bikini didn’t occur to me as being about being ‘beautiful’, it was about not giving any fucks about what society thinks bodies should look like. Also, ‘struggling with their weight’ is a phrase which definitely generated a grimace.

    August 27, 2014
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