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About Trina Enriquez

Senior copy editor at Sunset magazine, MLA graduate of Stanford University, returned Peace Corps volunteer (Ukraine 2000–2002).

Smashed Avocado Toast from Huckleberry

Trina Enriquez:

My first blog post in months—this time for work. P.S. The toast is definitely, shall we say, well done; I like it that way! But I promise it’s not as burnt as it looks in the photos. :)

Originally posted on Westphoria:

smashed avocado toast butter lettuce anchovy dressing chives huckleberry cookbookCopy Editor Trina Enriquez took on toast—and overcame her past prejudices about avocados.

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Boy Thought His Father Was A Loser, Realizes He Was Completely Wrong

Trina Enriquez:

Commence waterworks.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

We all have our misconceptions. This boy in the video believed that his father is a loser. He believed that his father was uninspiring and was poor. This clouded his judgment and spurned him to not be like his father. Although he thought he was happy escaping poverty, he didn’t see his father for what he actually was. Now it’s too late for him and his father. Commence the tears. [tc-mark]

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When You’re Interning, There’s A Three-Word Solution To Getting Hired

Trina Enriquez:

I have seen so many interns crash and burn when it comes time to hire for a permanent spot because they didn’t heed this advice. They’re nice only to the people they think can help them get a leg up, and when the people they previously gave ’tude to turn out to be the hiring managers, it bites ’em in the ass. Just be nice. And do the shit!

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

I interned for 21 months with the company that would eventually hire me. It was a three-month opportunity that was repeatedly extended until headcount was finally approved almost two years later. I learned a lot during that time, including what was necessary to get hired – but I didn’t think this article would need to be written. I believed that today’s college and post-college kids have enough wisdom and ambition to figure it out on their own. Or at least I used to, until I was invited to speak to a group of students from my college who were preparing to graduate and looking for internships, and one of them (a PR major) gave me this mindblower:

“I’m sort of working an internship right now, like, ish. But I really need to find a new one. They keep asking me to do stupid stuff like make spreadsheets and run errands…

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31 People Reveal Their Secrets To Living A Healthier Life

Trina Enriquez:

I’m always inspired by everyday, outside-of-the-gym ways to work healthfulness (does anyone even use “healthful” instead of “healthy” where the former applies these days?) into day-to-day life, even if I don’t always do them. I know these small steps add up, but there’s a certain benefit in paying someone to bark out orders on what to do—in a regular, regimented gym class, I mean.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

As hard as you might try, it gets difficult to follow through with healthy habits, especially when you’re doing it by yourself. Read this Reddit thread for more advice on health and a community that will motivate and give you support when you need it.

1. It’s everywhere and nowhere at the same time

Cut soda completely out of your diet. Drink water instead.

2. Drink a glass before you eat, too

Whenever you crave something, but you can’t quite figure out what it is, drink water. You’re craving water.

3. Remember to wear comfy shoes

Walk. Walk as much as you can. Every day you can.

4. We all need this

Get more sleep.

5. But what if you don’t have any food? Oh whatever

Shop on a full stomach, you won’t end up buying a load of junk food.

6. This guy… *golf clap*

One very simple trick…

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The loves of Amélie

On this Valentine’s Day, may you find joy in the little things and be shamelessly and exuberantly in love with life.


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Art by Mail: A Seasonal Flashback

Trina Enriquez:

Mail art, so cool! I’m a sucker for buying cute stationery and sharing it with friends through the mail, but I’ve never actually given the envelopes the scrapbook treatment. Cool idea.

Originally posted on the suburban pen pal:

Hello again! I hope you’ve all had a chance to check out the Making Mail documentary trailer. I can’t wait to see the film! I’ve been delinquint again in posting, but I’m proud to say that I did manage to get some holiday mail out this year. Surprisingly, I actually stuck to the same theme for all of my holiday mail, which never happens. I ended up using my new how-to books on masonry and electrical (thank you Savers!). Anyway, I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year!

Alice frontAlice backDavid front 2David frontDavid backDOnovan frontDOnovan backCodi back 2COdi front 2Codi frontCodi backClare frontClare backAlice front 2Alice back 3Charlotte frontCharlotte backMatt frontMatt backGinger frontMichelle frontMichelle backRachel CarterQ holidayMichelle holidauRachel holiday frontRachel holiday backClare holidayCharlotte holidayDOnovan holiday 1D holiday 2D holiday 3D holiday 4D holiday 5DOnovan holiday 6Donovan holiday 7

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Sunset Eat Fresh, Day 5: You need a little sweetness in your life.

Trina Enriquez:

(My final post for Sunset’s 2014 Eat Fresh Challenge.)

Originally posted on Westphoria:

The end of the 2014 Eat Fresh Challenge calls for

a bite-size chocolate party, don’t you think?
Well, at least a chocolate beignet or two.

Who: Trina Enriquez, copy editor

I gave up: Chocolate and added/refined sugars in desserts

The biggest challenge:Remembering which foods actually have chocolate and sugar in them. Chicken mole enchiladas? Duh. “Healthy” spiced yogurt muffin? Ditto. I felt a little forlorn opting out on the chocolate cream pie at a work party this week too.

My takeaway: Cutting way down on sugar, even for five days, has made me acutely aware of just how much I consume on the fly. Little bit here, little bit there adds up! I’ve known for a while that I needed to do something like this sugar fast, so it’s actually been a relief to shuffle off the responsibility on the Eat Fresh Challenge. Left to my own…

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