Fútbol first, obviously. The opening game of the season is on Saturday, and it’s safe to say that as a team, we are fully stoked. Fans still aren’t allowed to attend, but we do get to play in La Serena’s fancy stadium. To promote the team a bit, this week I along with two of my teammates did an interview with a local sports pundit that covers all things related to Club Deportes La Serena (in
Spanish Chilean, of course. Don’t make fun of my accent, I know it needs help). We chatted about how I ended up on the team (mostly serendipitous), learning Spanish on the fly, taking time off of work for away games, and goals for the upcoming season. I only got lost in the conversation a couple of times, so I suppose that’s some progress.
(I’m not actually #10, this is just the official list of players.)
Separately, I’m still dabbling in science writing via Massive Science, this time about a confusing galaxy and how to optimize half-time in a game. Only “dabbling” and mostly shorter pieces because work and fútbol and baking my new favorite healthy-ish cookies take up most of my time nowadays. But hey, cookies are important.
April 30, 2021 at 14:31
Hi Margaux, great soccer pics! It must be exciting to play in the big stadium.Seeing your name on the list of players is pretty cool. It must be turning to fall weather down there now?
Things are slowly returning to normal up here in California. I am thinking of getting a new mountain bike ( don’t ask how much it costs!) I can’t even believe it myself.
May 2, 2021 at 19:12
Thanks Scott! Definitely getting chilly down here, we play all through the winter. New bike sounds fun!!
April 30, 2021 at 14:47
Hi Margaux, I just watched the interview on the local sports talk show. Your Spanish was amazing! You are a local celebrity now!