Friday, March 14, 2008

Math Lovers Rejoice - It's Pi Day

Pi or π is one of the most important mathematical constants, approximately equal to 3.14159. It represents the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter in Euclidean geometry, which is the same as the ratio of a circle's area to the square of its radius. Huh?? Whatever...

I'm not crazy about math, that's for sure. And I don't understand at all that there are letters in math - should be numbers only. But there's something I'm crazy about - Pi. I love Pi.

It evokes feelings of comfort, family and fun. Share pi. Whether you make or buy pi, share it. By its very nature, pi is meant to be eaten with others.

Got a crush? Invite the “apple pi of your eye” for some pi and get to know each other better. But make it chocolate – most Americans believe it’s the most romantic pi. Before long, you may be calling each other “sweetie pi.”

You can have a pi-throwing or pi-eating contest or just a pi auction. Pi is so versatile.

And there's so many ways to have Pi. A la mode, with cheese, whipped cream and so on. I've made a list of some of my favorite Pi.

There are the Pi that you have for dinner: Pizza Pi, Shepard's Pi, Steak and Kidney, Quiche, Pork, Tuna Fish, Minced Beef, Chicken and Mushroom, Corned Beef and then there's the favorite Pot Pi - Chicken or Turkey. So many to choose from, huh?

And the Pi that you have for dessert: Strawberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Chocolate Creme, Cherry, Banana Creme, Apple, Mock Apple, Dutch Apple, Pumpkin, Lemon Meringue, Mincemeat, Pecan, Blueberry, Custard, Key Lime, Squash, Sweet Potato and the always mysterious Shoofly Pi. Can't forget my personal favorite - Boston Creme Pi.

I'm telling ya - there's something about Pi!

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