Oh, Lordy. We’ve made it. Do you know what day it is? Do you? Do you? Durned if it isn’t an international holiday that I can fully support, despite my inherent distrust of anything math related. It's Pi Day, founded in 1988 by a physicist named Larry Shaw.
Yes, it’s that wonderful day when the date spells out, 3.14, March 14. And 3.14 is the numerical term for pi. What is pi, my little English major friends? “Pi (often represented by the lower-case Greek letter π), one of the most well-known mathematical constants, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For any circle, the distance around the edge is a little more than three times the distance across.” https://www.piday.org/learn-about-pi/
Now, if you’re like me all you heard when you read that was the static of an old fashioned TV set between channels. Don’t worry, my friends. There will be no math involved today. Because Pi Day has cleverly morphed into Pie Day, and I can get right behind that.
Ahhhh, pie. I love pie. And, as a patriotic human, of course I’m going to give this day my all. Pizza pie for lunch, dessert pie to top it off. And all over the country, places who serve one or the other will have sales and specials.
There are so many ways to celebrate.
1. Eat as much pie as possible.
2. Have pie for dessert.
3. Have pie with friends. (Warning, this may involve having to share the pie.)
Or, if you’re on some obscure pie free diet (shudder), why not sing about pie? Here is just a sampling of some great pie song.
1. American Pie sung by Don McClean
2. Sweet Potato Pie sung by James Taylor
3. Where’s My Apple Pie? sung by Joan Baez.
Or, since we are readers and writers, you can simply wax poetic about pie. Here are some friendly pie quotes to memorize and amaze your friends.
1. “Cut my pie into four pieces. I don’t think I could eat eight.” Yogi Berra
2. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie.” David Mamet
3. “The future… seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.” Edward Young
Whatever you choose to do, have a wonderful Pi Day. What’s your favorite type of pie?