Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

mostly entertaining stories about my life



I can’t use a computer so I’m writing poetry instead

Alternative title: Lasik eye surgery is more painful and also easier than I expected and I absolutely love it but I looked cute in glasses. I got Lasik last Friday and avoided screens over the weekend as well as earlier... Continue Reading →

Fall Colors, Snow, and Sunshine in Yosemite

In a very on-brand fashion, I celebrated my return to the US by spending two consecutive weekends in Yosemite with my favorite people during the first two weekends in November. The weather forecast for the first weekend predicted lots of... Continue Reading →

Chile Springtime Photolog

I just got back to the US on Friday after a three(ish) week stint in Chile, which was a bit of a whirlwind between observatory activities and scheduling too much fun and missing not one but two international flights. To... Continue Reading →

Insider tips for people who want to do the Tour du Mont Blanc trek

I thought it would be worth noting down the variations we did of the Tour du Mont Blanc as well as some tidbits from our guide that will be useful if I ever do this again, and for anyone else... Continue Reading →

A Tour du Mont Blanc

After two weeks, three countries, 115 miles, and more than a Mount Everest of total elevation gain, my parents and I officially completed the loop around the Mont Blanc massif. Our trekking guide was very adamant about calling the trip... Continue Reading →

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 →

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