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Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

mostly entertaining stories about my life

Another American who sucks at geography {Switzerland 2022}

I walked up to the immigration officer in the Zurich airport and handed over my passport, excited to finally be out of the plane and onto Swiss ground. She asked me the usual questions, like "where are you coming from?"... Continue Reading →

A milestone that involves neither miles nor stones

Getting straight to the point, last week we finally installed the test camera onto the telescope! A huge milestone for the project, although it really should be called a kilometerstone since we're in Chile. Minor quibbles. This smaller camera is... Continue Reading →

Death by burpees in my first crossfit competition

Last weekend, I competed in the mixed pairs division of a rookie crossfit competition with my climbing (and crossfit) friend Jorge, whose name I originally thought was "Hor-hay" but turns out that most of his friends call him "George" (pronounced... Continue Reading →

Skiing a bare mountain

It's incredibly easy to avoid trees when skiing in the mountains outside of Santiago, because there aren't any. As someone who grew up zig-zagging through snowy pine trees on the east coast of the US and has since graduated to... Continue Reading →

Mid-year check-in

Back in January I wrote a post about my goals for the year, so I thought it might be fun to take a look and see how things stand now that the year is halfway over. Well, slightly over halfway... Continue Reading →

When the engineer becomes an astronomer for a night

In a strange twist of fate, the one person who is mostly likely to leave a party awkwardly early in order to go to bed (a.k.a. me) was tasked with staying up all night at the observatory to help with... Continue Reading →

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