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    Post #1 - March 14th, 2008, 8:58 am
    Post #1 - March 14th, 2008, 8:58 am Post #1 - March 14th, 2008, 8:58 am
    Happy π Day!

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    B thinks it fitting that I add a pic of her breakfast today, consisting of Fruit Loop cereal straws:
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    Who doesn’t love Pi?

    -ramon
  • Post #2 - March 14th, 2008, 9:13 am
    Post #2 - March 14th, 2008, 9:13 am Post #2 - March 14th, 2008, 9:13 am
    RAmon,

    I get it. 3.14 ... There is an educational website devoted to honoring this day.

    What did you do for the 300th anniversary of pi in 2006? I'll bet that was one heck of a party.

    (Personal to the Little Miss - Happy Birthday!)

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #3 - March 14th, 2008, 12:03 pm
    Post #3 - March 14th, 2008, 12:03 pm Post #3 - March 14th, 2008, 12:03 pm
    Most restaurants sell pie only by the slice. To find out how much it would cost to buy an entire pie, multiply the number of slices by the value of pie, which is currently $3.14159265358979323.
  • Post #4 - September 18th, 2008, 12:03 am
    Post #4 - September 18th, 2008, 12:03 am Post #4 - September 18th, 2008, 12:03 am
    Hi,

    I was in Big Lots today where I found Kellogg's cereal sipping straws on the shelf. It could be an overrun or you may want to get your cereal sipping straws before they fade away.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #5 - September 18th, 2008, 5:35 am
    Post #5 - September 18th, 2008, 5:35 am Post #5 - September 18th, 2008, 5:35 am
    Pumpkin Pi
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    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #6 - September 18th, 2008, 9:25 am
    Post #6 - September 18th, 2008, 9:25 am Post #6 - September 18th, 2008, 9:25 am
    Steve, B wants a slice of that pi.

    Cathy, I will be stopping by Big Lots this week.

    Last year B said to me, "I hate math, dear Pater."

    My heart sunk to its depths. And then I got angry. Anger turned to indignation.

    "You, dear child, are a Ramon. Ramons love math."

    I could tell from her visage that she was not convinced. I tried the usual spiel about how you need math to do anything of consequence. I was losing my argument.

    "Math is beautiful, elegant, pristine, and heavenly. Math is a grand puzzle, the symphony of the universe. Math is magic."

    I then preceded to tell her about the wonders of pi. She was so fascinated, we talked about it every night for two months. The t-shirt was part of this project. We've gone on to talk about Avogadro's number, imaginary numbers, and the Fibonacci sequence, as well as others. She has not expressed her hatred of math again.

    I hope the t-shirt still fits her on the next Pi Day.

    -ramon
    Last edited by Ramon on September 21st, 2008, 10:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #7 - September 18th, 2008, 11:13 pm
    Post #7 - September 18th, 2008, 11:13 pm Post #7 - September 18th, 2008, 11:13 pm
    Ramon,

    I commend you in your effort to reverse the negative connotations of math.

    I once saw a neighbor's child blanch when I explained math was something one used every day. She wasn't a very successful student and likely prayed for the day she never needed to think about math again. It never occured to her it was an important life skill. She is now an artist.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #8 - September 19th, 2008, 12:17 pm
    Post #8 - September 19th, 2008, 12:17 pm Post #8 - September 19th, 2008, 12:17 pm
    That pi-shaped Pumpkin Pie is the most awesome pie ever! Nicely done. Here's the pie I made on Pi day, it was lemon meringue: http://chewonthatblog.com/2008/03/14/happy-pie-day/

    Let's just say it was a flop... :)
    Hillary
    http://chewonthatblog.com <--A Chicago Food Blog!
  • Post #9 - September 19th, 2008, 12:54 pm
    Post #9 - September 19th, 2008, 12:54 pm Post #9 - September 19th, 2008, 12:54 pm
    See also http://www.whatonearthcatalog.com/whato ... i-1BX.html
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    Joe G.

    "Whatever may be wrong with the world, at least it has some good things to eat." -- Cowboy Jack Clement
  • Post #10 - September 19th, 2008, 9:46 pm
    Post #10 - September 19th, 2008, 9:46 pm Post #10 - September 19th, 2008, 9:46 pm
    B was sharp enough to spot my cursory view of the pi bowl, despite watching the idiot box (Pokeman). She keenly expressed her desire for such, with qualifications for price and availability. $30+ is a lot to pay to pay for a cereal bowl -- still I will find it. I bet she takes it with her when she leaves for university, if I can afford it. <sigh>

    -ramon
  • Post #11 - March 14th, 2009, 12:08 pm
    Post #11 - March 14th, 2009, 12:08 pm Post #11 - March 14th, 2009, 12:08 pm
    Happy Pi Day again, to you all!

    Every body dance
    http://pi.ytmnd.com/
    and the creepy video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfr7xG6smhU

    And Pi day is a National Holiday for the first time this year. It was voted on in Congress last Wednesday
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10194354-38.html

    -ramon
  • Post #12 - March 14th, 2009, 3:24 pm
    Post #12 - March 14th, 2009, 3:24 pm Post #12 - March 14th, 2009, 3:24 pm
    I celebrated the day with a slice of pecan pie at Depot Diner.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #13 - March 14th, 2009, 5:07 pm
    Post #13 - March 14th, 2009, 5:07 pm Post #13 - March 14th, 2009, 5:07 pm
    Ramon,

    A Happy Pi Day to B. Hope she's still fascinated with Math!

    Jyoti
    Jyoti
    A meal, with bread and wine, shared with friends and family is among the most essential and important of all human rituals.
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  • Post #14 - March 30th, 2009, 10:19 am
    Post #14 - March 30th, 2009, 10:19 am Post #14 - March 30th, 2009, 10:19 am
    From Neal Stephenson's 'The System of the World', during which Doctor Daniel Waterhouse and Sir Isaac Newton happen to be travelling across London in a carriage with two steaming-hot mutton pies on a silver platter:

    In an apt demonstration of the principle of Relativity, as propounded by Galileo, the bawdy platter, and the steaming morsels thereon, remained in the same position vis-a-vis Daniel, and hence were, in principle, just as edible, as if he had been seated before, and the pies had been resting upon, a table that was stationary with respect to the fixed stars. This was true despite the fact that the carriage containing Daniel, Isaac Newton, and the pies was banging around London. Daniel guessed that they were swinging round the northern limb of St. Paul's Churchyard, but he had no real way of telling; he had closed the window-shutters, for the reason that their journey to Bedlam would take them directly across the maw of Grub Street, and he did not want to read about today's adventure in all tomorrow's papers.

    Isaac, though better equipped than Daniel or any other man alive to understand Relativity, shewed no interest in his pie - as if being in astate of movement with respect to the planet Earth rendered it somehow Not a Pie. But as far as Daniel was concerned, a pie in a moving frame of reference was no less a pie than one that was sitting still; position and velocity, to him, might be perfectly interesting physical properties, but they had no bearing on, no relationship to those properties that were essential to pie-ness. All that mattered to Daniel were relationships between his, Daniel's, physical state and that of the pie. If Daniel and Pie were close together both in position and velocity, then pie-eating became a practical, and tempting, possibility. If Pie were far asunder from Daniel or moving at a large relative velocity - e.g. being hurled at his face - then its pie-ness was somehow impaired, at least from the Daniel frame of reference. For the time being, however, these were purely Scholastic hypotheticals. Pie was on his lap and very much a pie, no matter what Isaac might think of it.

    Mr Cat had lent them silver table-settings, and Daniel, as he spoke, had tucked a napkin into his shirt-collar - a flag of surrender, and an unconditional capitulations to the attractions of Pie. Rather than laying down arms, he now picked them up - knife and fork. Isaac's question froze him just as he poised there above the flaky top-crust....

    .... Daniel tossed down his flatware and began cleaning himself up with his napkin, whilst scanning the little poem that - by long standing Kit-Cat tradition - had been carved into the bottom crust;

    Ye Product of Pie & ye Radius, Squared,
    Doth yield the Size of the Pan,
    An area vast enough to've been Shared,
    Not gobbled entire by One Man!


    -ramon
  • Post #15 - July 12th, 2009, 10:18 pm
    Post #15 - July 12th, 2009, 10:18 pm Post #15 - July 12th, 2009, 10:18 pm
    Hi,

    The movie Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian has some 3.14159265 in it.

    I know the kids don't read this board, so the secret is safe.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #16 - March 14th, 2010, 1:56 pm
    Post #16 - March 14th, 2010, 1:56 pm Post #16 - March 14th, 2010, 1:56 pm
    In case any-one takes an "off-the-net" day today, here's is today's google logo:

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    (if anyone finds a better copy, please let me know)

    -ramon
  • Post #17 - March 14th, 2010, 10:21 pm
    Post #17 - March 14th, 2010, 10:21 pm Post #17 - March 14th, 2010, 10:21 pm
    B asked her math teacher if they could celebrate Pi Day a week or two back. He admitted he always wanted to, that he probably should, and that this was a good year to start. While Pi Day is on my Blackberry calendar, B was planning ahead of me.

    Monday of last week, B told me this and said she wanted to bring in a Pi Pie to school. I asked, what kind. She said, Oreo. I must admit I was a bit of askew that she was a head of me in planning. Her old T-shirt is long gone. No time to order a new one. And then I forgot about the whole thing.

    Thursday morning, over breakfast, she reminded me again. I said I had no idea how to make an Oreo pie. She said Baker's Square has them. Though there is a Baker's Square close to my abode, I have never thought of setting foot in there. Sure enough, they had a(n) Oreo pie, ready to go for me in seconds. I asked about Pi Day promotions and was met with blank looks.

    I had dropped the ball too much. The pie must be decorated. I can't draw a line, let alone translate icing into message, but I can design. I told a young female coworker, with a penchant for still liking coloring books, what I wanted, and she executed in in mere minutes, without near the anxiety and mess I would have made:

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    No award winner, but it filled the bill with aplomb. B said it was the best tasting, and only decorated Pi Pie of the bunch. Her teacher produced related Pi based math lessons, vowed to repeat such next year, and all had a good time.

    Reforming our broken public education system 3.14... steps at a time ...

    -ramon
  • Post #18 - March 15th, 2010, 7:38 am
    Post #18 - March 15th, 2010, 7:38 am Post #18 - March 15th, 2010, 7:38 am
    Ramon wrote:Reforming our broken public education system 3.14... steps at a time ...

    -ramon

    Banner quote! (If people can't figure out how it's related to food, well, that's not my problem. :D )
  • Post #19 - March 18th, 2010, 11:19 am
    Post #19 - March 18th, 2010, 11:19 am Post #19 - March 18th, 2010, 11:19 am
    Pi Day and MIT admissions.
  • Post #20 - March 13th, 2011, 3:16 pm
  • Post #21 - July 1st, 2011, 11:46 am
    Post #21 - July 1st, 2011, 11:46 am Post #21 - July 1st, 2011, 11:46 am
    Mathematicians Want to Say Goodbye to Pi

    "I know it will be called blasphemy by some, but I believe that pi is wrong."

    That's the opening line of a watershed essay written in 2001 by mathematician Bob Palais of the University of Utah. In "Pi is Wrong!" Palais argued that, for thousands of years, humans have been focusing their attention and adulation on the wrong mathematical constant.

    Two times pi, not pi itself, is the truly sacred number of the circle, Palais contended. We should be celebrating and symbolizing the value that is equal to approximately 6.28 — the ratio of a circle's circumference to its radius — and not to the 3.14'ish ratio of its circumference to its diameter (a largely irrelevant property in geometry).

    Last year, Palais' followers gave the new constant, 2pi, a name: tau. Since then, the tau movement has steadily grown, with its members hoping to replace pi as it appears in textbooks and calculators with tau, the true idol of math. Yesterday — 6/28 — they even celebrated Tau Day in math events worldwide.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #22 - July 5th, 2011, 10:17 am
    Post #22 - July 5th, 2011, 10:17 am Post #22 - July 5th, 2011, 10:17 am
    Tau! You can't cook that!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
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  • Post #23 - July 5th, 2011, 10:33 am
    Post #23 - July 5th, 2011, 10:33 am Post #23 - July 5th, 2011, 10:33 am
    HI,

    If Tau is 2Pi, you can make two pies for every Tau.

    It works, if you want it to.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #24 - March 13th, 2018, 7:18 am
    Post #24 - March 13th, 2018, 7:18 am Post #24 - March 13th, 2018, 7:18 am
    In anticipation of Pi Day this week and noting that this month’s Dessert Exchange had the appropriate theme, how do you plan to celebrate the day?

    Sweet or Savory Pies are acceptable. I am going to look through my files for something I haven’t tried before and see what takes my fancy.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #25 - March 13th, 2018, 7:25 am
    Post #25 - March 13th, 2018, 7:25 am Post #25 - March 13th, 2018, 7:25 am
    pairs4life wrote:In anticipation of Pi Day this week and noting that this month’s Dessert Exchange had the appropriate theme, how do you plan to celebrate the day?


    I will celebrate by eating any pie that comes my way! (hint hint)
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #26 - March 14th, 2018, 5:35 pm
    Post #26 - March 14th, 2018, 5:35 pm Post #26 - March 14th, 2018, 5:35 pm
    2018 Happy Pi Day!


    IMG_8965 (1).JPG Vegan Blueberry Pie
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #27 - March 15th, 2018, 7:14 am
    Post #27 - March 15th, 2018, 7:14 am Post #27 - March 15th, 2018, 7:14 am
    Bang Bang on Damen stayed open late, got a piece of lemon bar pie. Really enjoyed it. Gooey at the point, more solid towards the edge. A nice sprinkling of sea salt. I think the menu said lavender, didn't really notice any flavor from that, but did some something that looked like bits of lavender.
  • Post #28 - March 15th, 2018, 11:13 am
    Post #28 - March 15th, 2018, 11:13 am Post #28 - March 15th, 2018, 11:13 am
    pairs4life wrote:In anticipation of Pi Day this week and noting that this month’s Dessert Exchange had the appropriate theme, how do you plan to celebrate the day?

    I ate my leftover honeycomb pie from LauraS. Even better the third day!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    Read "Cooking for One" at Literary Orphans via my author page.

    Late-Nite Eats Database

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