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Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

mostly entertaining stories about my life

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 →

A successful holiday on slippery rocks

This past Monday was a holiday in Chile thanks to some random Catholic saints, so obviously I wanted to go climbing. Nevermind that I had also gone climbing the day before, or that it was raining all morning, or that... Continue Reading →

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