Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

mostly entertaining stories about my life



In a land where dogs use crosswalks

This is mostly just random stories and pictures from the month of October in  La Serena, Chile, but sometimes I do feel like my life is an SNL skit as illustrated in the last story of this post. I was... Continue Reading →

Pisco is a drink but also a place

I've been hearing about the mystical Valle de Elqui since my first trip to Chile in January 2018, and now almost two years later I can finally say that I've been and it's beautiful. I highly recommend both Pisco the... Continue Reading →

Total (solar) eclipse of the heart

Yeah, the title is cheesy, but a solar eclipse is also a surprisingly emotional event. Last Tuesday (July 2nd), my coworkers and I (and another friend) watched as the entire city of La Serena, Chile erupted in cheers when the... Continue Reading →

Another week, another beautiful Chilean sky

If the first week of this Chile trip was mostly categorized by flight delays and missing hardware (that I eventually found), the second week at the LSST observatory on Cerro Pachón was absolutely full of the most gorgeous sunsets I've... Continue Reading →

Working hard or hardly working? {Chile Round 5}

After a not-so-thrilling 24 hours in Dallas, I did finally make it to Chile and up to the observatory to do real work. The goal for the first week of the trip was to unpack two giant crates of equipment... Continue Reading →

An unexpected run with the bulls

By run, I mean more of a meander, but that's just semantics. Texas is full of stellar facial hair I ended up in Dallas, Texas for 24 hours last week by accident. I was traveling with a coworker to Chile,... Continue Reading →

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