Categories Uncategorized Happy Pi Day Post author By John Scalzi Post date March 14, 2015 41 Comments on Happy Pi Day Consider this our annual holiday card to you. And of course I scheduled this to post at 9:26am. Share: By John Scalzi I enjoy pie. View Archive → ← New Books and ARCs 3/13/15 → Best Dad Ever 41 replies on “Happy Pi Day” Proving that pie is not squared, generally. Hmmmm….would’ve been a more effective image post-impact, methinks. No schadenfreude pi I see. And a happy 3.14159265358979323846264338327 to you too! 9:26 Eastern but OK; that gives me 2 or so hours to order up a coconut creme pie. Mmmmmmmm, coconut creme pie… Did you have a camera operator, or did you manage to set the timer and then pose? No, wait. Don’t tell me. Knowing would ruin the magic. cute family! bdw happy pi day to you too. American Pi day. Does the European version (day.month.year) ever happen? Might happen on 31.4.15? Happy (US) Pi Day, anyway. … except that April has only 30 days! D’oh! In which case it occurred on 3-1-41 when the Europeans will have had other things on their minds. And yet, what I take away is that I’m apparently not the only one who likes to sit in a chair with one leg curled under me. That argument looks delicious. It was indeed a very special pi day. I figured you would post something even though you are so busy, because of course, you like pie. Our kids’ school did a whole week of activities, which I thought was wonderful. And yes — Gene Wilder IS Willy Wonka. Piss I missed it So – it is “Pi in the Face! Pi in the Face!” You have the wings to fly I really do like pie Our local baker is making a lot of the ones you usually have to special order. The only choice is what flavor of diabetic coma do you choose for your descent. The question is, how are your pets celebrating Pi day? I love your family. (@sweetshann – It comes around again tonight — just in time for pizza!_ Pi are not square. Pi are round. Cornbread are square. For Europeans, July 22 (22/7). ’caused American Pi Day is just an approximation… Cornbread made in proper iron skillet are round. BROWNIE are square! Wait. That picture shows more than 3.14 pies in it! Sweetshann, you still have 9:26 PM unless you insist on using military notation. =Tamar — Glad somebody’s thinking! Your scheduler lacks the accuracy to specify 9:26:54 (rounded)? I’m looking forward to next year, which is going to be the correct approximation to 4 decimal places (3.1416). Get your rounding right, people! Are Hostess pies in the true spirit of pie day? They aren’t round. Because 2πr better than one, we had lemon meringue and chocolate cream pies today. Yum! Why are the treats in this picture round? Everyone knows that Pi R Squared! That is a fantastic shot! Love it. :) And all that pie… I want to eat it… Eric B @ 4:30pm: 3 Scalzi’s, 14 pies FINALLY SOMEONE NOTICED Which happens to be my b-day as well. 57. Like the chevy, baby. Like the chevy. What I like most about the photo is that it appears as if John may actually be attempting to catch the pie Krissy’s throwing with his mouth. That’s what I would have done too. I mean, why let something like that go to waste, right? Exactly. i would never do a pic like that unless I had people I could give the pies too. I am a human trash compactor. That is a dangerous thing for someone wirh a sedentary job to do. Unless Scalzi is intentionally trying to lead us all astray or blow up the internet I don’t understand the, er, math, behind 3.14 (3:14:00) and 9:26 am. OK, never mind (3.141592654……….) @lee s: And, of course, you can use the entire number pi. 3/14/15 9:26:53.589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148… (Gotta go now. I’ll come back and put the rest in my next comment.) What happened to the pecan? Someone have a midnight snack? “What happened to the pecan?” Members of the Scalzi tribe believe that pi = 3.136 John, your family gets my vote for first people to get immortality. You guys are awesome. Comments are closed.