13 Mar
2014

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Pi Day kard, you guys!

I don’t win things very often. I’ve never been the athletic type, I don’t play video games or buy lottery tickets or anything of the sort, so there are very few times in my life where I’ve felt the satisfaction of being a winner or the “best” at something, but one day in March of 2003, I learned how to feels to kick my competition’s butt.

The setting was my sixth grade math classroom, my competitors - my classmates, the competition – reciting the most digits of Pi by memory. I memorized some 60 digits of Pi and won the most hideously orange t-shirt I’ve ever owned, but I wore it with pride.

Apparently I was a dick in 6th grade.

Apparently I was a dick in 6th grade.

Pi Day was not taken lightly at my middle and high school. It was regularly my favorite day of the school year. We had Pi recitation contests (I never won again after 6th grade, I peaked early), Pie eating contests, and the best (and most confusing) part: Pi Cookies! I guess it was too complicated for our math teachers to buy us actual pie, so instead every year we got sugar cookies with the Pi symbol on them. They were freakin’ delicious.

nom nom nom

nom nom nom

Tomorrow, March 14th or 3/14 is Pi Day! As you probably know, Pi is a mathematical constant with an infinite amount of digits which represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, but blah blah blah mathy math maths. The important thing here is that you go buy some Pie, or bake some, or better yet, come by the store and pick up one of our Pi shaped cake pans and bake a Pi cake! Math is cool, Pi is cooler, Pie is the coolest.

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