pie, pi, π

I’ve done some research. Today is a universally accepted holiday, March 14, π day. While I detest Hallmark capitalist proliferated made-up special days, this I am considering celebrating.

Pi Day, founded in 1988 (wow, I am really late), celebrates the mathematical ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, π, 3.14, hence, March 14. Welcome to the party!

A little pie history:
– first pie made by ancient Egyptians
– chicken pie recipe discovered on a tablet carved prior to 2000 BC
– first pie thrown, 1913, at Fatty Arbunckle

Ways to Celebrate: Movies, Quotes, Books. I give you my choices at the end.

FULL DISCLAIMER: I have not vetted these google suggestions

Life of Pi / American Pie / Waitress / The Help / Twin Peaks / Wild Honey Pie

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” (David Mamet)
“Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.” (Yogi Berra)
“Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken” (Jonathon Swift)
“Pie… it fills the cracks of the heart. Go away pain.” (Kevin James)
“If you wish to make an apple pie, you must first invent the universe.” (Carl Sagan)
“You may receive a pie, eat it and forget. You may receive champagne, drink it and forget. But when you receive a book, you can open it again and again.” (Israelmore Ayivor)

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley
Luck, Love and Lemon Pie – Amy E. Richert
Some Days There’s Pie – Catherine Landis
How to Bake a Pi – Eugenia Cheng
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table – Cindy Neuschwander
Happy Pi Day to You! (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)

Really, even Dr. Seuss…. Enough google searching.  

While you chose how to celebrate today, I will:
– eat pizza pie
– choose one of my favorites (key lime, lemon meringue, boston cream, french silk)
– watch Life of Pi (for the first time)
– peruse thriftbooks.com and choose a book or two to be ready for next year.
– not forgetting, “Easy as Apple Pie,” although I seem to be eating a lot of “Humble Pie.”

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