3.14.2007

Pi(e) Day

Today is March 13, or 3.14, so let us all join hands, sing Pi Carols, and rejoice.

Yeah, I don't know any Pi Carols either, but the nice weather is getting me all kinds of giddy. Plus, tomorrow is the "Ides of March," and celebrating Pi(e) is way more fun than celebrating the fact that Brutus murdered Caesar.

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Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin pi.

Q: What do you get when you take a bovine and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Cow pi.

Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Moon pi.

Q:What do you get when you take a native Alaskan and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Eskimo pi.

Q:What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Pi in the sky.

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a bowl of ice cream by its diameter?
A: Pi a'la mode.

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My mother is an excellent cook. She is especially a superb baker. When it comes to cakes, cookies, and more than anything else, pies, she can't be beat.

Except for once. She forgot the sugar. She blamed my friend and I for distracting her while she was making it. We laughed our @$$es off at her.

Thankfully, I had recently seen an episode of Martha Stewart that taught me about making lattice crusts and had suggested that we try this method with this pie. We pulled the pie out of the oven and shoved the sugar into the little holes in the crust with the back of a wooden spoon.


The pie tasted great and nobody would have ever known the difference. That is, if I hadn't broadcast the story to the entire extended family the next day. I doubt she'll ever live it down.

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Click here to hear the official Pi Song. Go on, it isn't long. And it is rather humorous, in an odd, mathematical type of way.

7 comments:

Blogarita said...

Wow. I thought you were just acting geeky and making up this Pi Day stuff, but no. There really are carols and everything.

rosemary said...

I will have to look up the Pi stuff...sounds interesting. My mom was an excellent baker as well...her best? cherry pie. She made it for me instead of a cake on my birthday every year with the same lattice crust on top...yummy. Actually, the shoving sugar into the holes is quite inventive!

Dave Morris said...

I love you when you're all giddy. I love you anyway, though...

What do you get when you take a wig and divide its circumference by its diameter?

Hair pi.

Uh, I'm out...

Diana said...

You are silly. :o)

Nobody™ said...

LOL @ dave!

I was going to say that this post was useless without hair pi, but I guess he took care of that...

Nice song.

Fantastagirl said...

nice song...

I once made a rhubarb pie and forgot the sugar...yeah, talk about not edible.

The Apple pie looks great!

Weary Hag said...

Cute concept! Never heard of pi carols either, till now. Thanks for the eye opener. haha
That pah (south park reference) in your post here looks scrumptious.

Crap. Now I'm hungry.