Pi Day is the portly mathematician’s excuse to eat pi(e) all day: pizza pie, meat pie, Eskimo pie, apple pie, etc., oh and also to celebrate the mathematical constant π.
Since I am not a mathematician (nor portly, thank you very much), I just celebrate the pastry.
Coincidentally, today is also a Van Holiday! I wrote about this nascent holiday last month, when it fell on Valentines Day and Oregon’s Birthday. The point of Van Holiday is to celebrate your inner rock star; so I think it’s only appropriate on Pi Day to celebrate your inner math rock star. I think your geek rock star is acceptable too, if like me, you find math rock a little too esoteric.
But in any case I’ll be celebrating my Pi Day and Van Holiday by going to a 1 year old’s birthday party. W00t!
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