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Pi Day

Happy Pi Day ... aka March 14th.  Who else loved math and science in school? What is so funny to me is that I love math and science, did not like English at all, and completely passed notes in History and Geography so I am constantly relying on Google to set me straight on where things are and when they happened.  Got 101 in Organic Chemistry ... but probably squeaked through English with a mid B and here I am writing for a living. If I only knew then what I would need now ... 😉

My oldest also loved all math and science classes, he's an engineer, and I recall him being so excited when they would celebrate Pi day at school. He always begged to take blueberry pie for his contribution as it is his most favorite pie.  I am not sure if they just talked about pi and then ate pie or there was more to the day, but here I am celebrating with all the pie.  Because, why not?

I looked up the history (I told you) of Pi day and found such interesting facts.  Maybe you knew these, but I can promise you ... I did not.  Today is Albert Einstein's birthday which is perfect for March 14, don't you agree?  Pi Day, pi being abbreviated 3.14, was founded in 1988 by Larry Shaw.  Shaw was an employee of the Exploratorium, a museum of science, technology, and arts in San Francisco, California.  In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. Funny enough my oldest was 13 in 2009, the very first time he asked me to buy pie for Pi Day. 

What is pi you ask?  Well, I have that definition for you as well. "The number π is a mathematical constant, approximately equal to 3.14159. It is defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and also has various equivalent definitions. It appears in many formulas in all areas of mathematics and physics." (source) I can tell you that I have not once used pi in any calculation since graduating but I am sure my father, who loves to create things with wood, uses it daily. I can hear my daughter saying ... when will I ever use this again ... for most things they learn, but I can promise you that a lot of the things I was bored and dismissed I wish I could recall now.  As in, where countries are in the world so I wouldn't have to Google them multiple times during the week. 

So ... pie.  I chose to grab my pies from my sweet friend Susie.  She makes the best fudge pies around and her chess pie is another one to never miss.  For today I ordered a few different small ones to enjoy today, one to eat on St. Patrick's Day, and one to gift to a friend as a thank you. If you are local I hope you consider ordering from her.  She has a heart of pure gold and makes a truly delicious pie!!

If you are local to Atlanta or traveling here, make sure you check out Schmoo Pies.  They are even more amazing than they look!  

With all of that being said ... let's eat the pie!!

Happy Pi Day! 

1 comment:

  1. Pi Day, celebrated on March 14th (3/14), is a global event that honors the mathematical constant π, represented by the Greek letter "π." Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159. This day serves as an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to engage in activities like reciting the infinite digits of pi, discussing mathematics, and enjoying pie.
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