Y’all, I know I can be a tisch over the top at times.
But there are things that are worth getting THAT excited about. And π is one of them.
Several years ago I was looking for an illustration for the the amazingness of God as seen in unexpected places (this was before my love of signs) and was reacquainted with pi.
It’s been a love fest ever since.
Thursday is going to be π Day! You know pi, the circumference of a circle divided by the diameter? And the answer is 3.14159, so March 14 is Pi Day. An obvious way to celebrate would be to make and eat pie. Like this:
As you dig around looking for you pie pan (this is hypothetical since I don’t really cook), think about this: circles are everywhere. Glance around you and notice how many you see. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Every single circle reflects God. How? In that pi it never repeat, never gets old, and never ever stops.
Every single circle.
So, in honor of Pi day this Thursday we are going to have some fun this week! There will be singing, there will be laughing, there will be poetry, there will be pie :). You knew it was coming.
If there are 31.4 or more new subscribers to either this blog or to my newsletter by Friday evening in China, someone in will get a pie to be mailed in the US (so if you don’t live in the US, you can have one sent to a friend or loved one in your name). I’ll be using Mom’s Apple Pie if you want to check out your choices. To be eligible for the drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment this week and help pass the word on!
It’s easy to subscribe, just go to The Messy Middle and in the upper ride hand side you can input your email address and follow the simple instructions. Bonus, if you haven’t gotten a copy of Signs of Eden Regained, you’ll get one free by signing up for the newsletter.
To set the mood, here’s the theme song for the week:
There is also this gem as to what Pi sounds like:
Coming tomorrow: Pi jokes (so you can be ready for Thursday)
Wednesday: Pi cartoons (get ready to spit out your drink, they are funny)
Thursday: We bring back Pi-ku from last year (Haiku but with 3 – 1 -4 syllables — starting thinking now)
And you’re welcome for that catchy tune being in your head! Pass on the word and let’s get folks signed up for the fun!
See you in the comment section. Related article: Reflecting God: not just for shapes
OK – You just joined two nerd categories together (music + math) in that second video. But then again, I guess they belong together. I’m excited for Thursday…my Pi-ku is percolatin!.
Loved those two videos!
Diane Estrella says
My husband is having a pi party at work and I am making a fudge pie as our contribution. Hope all is well with you.
Fudge pie!? YUM!!
Joy Brainer says
I am so making a pi pie! Love your ideas of fun, Amy!
you KNOW there will be some pi celebrations here. :) yay fun math day!! i look forward to watching your blog all week.
and I look forward to know there are fellow math lovers out there sharing the joy with those within a 30 foot radius … even if we need to chase them down :)
katina vaselopulos says
Fun post and site Amy!
Since you like Pythagoras and Pies I have a quote for you, which I have included in my book “Sailing to Ithaca.” I thought it goes with the ancient Greek wisdom as well as with circles and God. Here it is.
“The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.”
I did not understand…Do we have to contribute a pi-ku to win your pie?
Nope … a comment is enough to enter :). Thanks Katina!
Haven’t figured out yet how to put the digits on a lemon meringue, but I like a good challenge.
At least it will taste good even if the digits don’t stick!
So, are you making this pie or is your mom contributing to the week?
Ha! You know me well :) … I’m ordering it on line!
Margaret Feinberg says
That “pi” looks delicious, Amy!
Beautiful-“Every single circle reflects God.”
Oh my!! Thank you for reminding us about Pi day!
I teach a Nature Study class on that day…what fun I am going to have!
Jennifer, thanks for sharing! I love hearing a bit of others’ stories!
The PI songs sound very good. It is really interesting.
Kai, I’m so happy you popped in!