And no, I do not mean pie as in the delicious baked dessert or as in a big pizza pie, which actually sounds pretty good for lunch right now…
I am talking about the Pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, 3.14159 …and that is all I can name off the top of my head.
Why celebrate you ask? Well it is a national holiday that is why! Perplexed? No need. On March 9, 2009, Congress may March 14th a national holiday in order to show support for the National Science Foundation and to encourage the study of mathematics.
So what should you do in order to celebrate this one-of-a-kind holiday? Well you can crack some jokes and puns such as ‘Did you know that 3.14% of Sailors are Pi Rates’. Get it? If that just made you roar with laughter, there are a 101 more jokes where that came from.
How does a Friday night, movie night sound? You could watch the ‘Life of Pi’, ‘American Pie’, or if you are looking for a psychological thriller, there is the movie ‘Pi‘.
Feeling poetic? Create a Pi-ku! No, not a haiku with the traditional 5-7-5 syllabic pattern, this type has a 3-1-4 syllabic pattern, of course!
Take advantage of the deals this holiday has to offer! Starbucks is offering a free Grande brewed coffee with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich. It may not be a pie, but who could pass up a free cup of coffee? Pizza Hut, between 1 and 4 PM (get it, 3 hours, between 1 and 4 PM is 3.14!), will be giving away 140 $10 gift cards when you tweet using the hashtag #PizzaHutPiDay.
Lastly, if all else fails bake a pie! For some inspiration, check out these recipes for some great ideas. To rationalize baking the scrumptious dessert even more so – it is Albert Einstein’s birthday! Whether it be apple, blueberry, banana cream or whatever your heart desires, grab yourself a slice and sing happy birthday to the Father of Modern Physics. And remember, if you need any taste testers, you know where New England Trade’s office is located.
Have a great weekend everyone!