Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pi Day Article Babblethon!!

This is the exact text I have typed into an actual word document on my actual flash drive. I can't think of anything for this article, so I started a write-or-die style babblethon. Eased my frustration a little, but didn't do much for the progress of my actual article. Anyway, it amused me and I haven't posted in a while, so here is what you could technically call a pre-first draft of my Pi Day article for the paper. Everything including the upcoming title was taken from my original.

Why did I have fun writing this?

In the middle of the pie distributing chaos on March 13…was a better lead to this already pathetic article. Hopefully.

March 14, or 3.14, is Pi Day. Although not a nationally recognized holiday, Pi Day is a tribute to the number and Greek symbol that has helped mathematicians calculate the areas of circles for years. Circles are round. Pies are round. The resemblance goes further than just the name. (Facepalm. I sound like a lobbyist for the department of math and baked goods.)

Mu Alpha Theta celebrated Pi Day by selling pies to raise money to pay their way to states [when? Find this out!]

This year Pi Day had to be celebrated on March 13, subsequently Friday the 13, because the real
Pi Day, 3.14, is on a Saturday. (Snore. I’m putting myself to sleep.)

Some of the kinds of pie sold on Pi Day is a fact I have to ask about still. They sell out of these kinds the fastest, and I still have to ask about that, too.
How long have we been celebrating Pi Day? Why? No one I asked knows the answer to this.

Pi Day increases number awareness. Many teenagers aren’t aware of the numbers that affect their lives every day, and this ignorance is only the fault of the school systems. Number awareness is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Every teenager can name the number one singer on Billboard’s 100 but how many can recite Pi to the tenth significant digit?

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Pi Day takes the first leap to unifying the school with fattening desserts and a good ol’ repeating decimal. Nothing transmits the message of unity quite like a never ending decimal, and here’s why.

A never-ending decimal reminds us of how many people share this world with us and how insignificant we actually are when you look at the big picture. Teenagers are too self-centered, but pi shows them that they really are nothing.

Pi will never end, just like the universe will never end and the number of universes will never end and the number of dimensions that hold infinite universes will never end. And we’re just some tiny people who live for a tiny portion of time on a tiny speck of the universe. That’s a sobering thought. Pi can make you sober. Pie can make you fat.

The actual distribution of pie on Pi Day is chaotic. Pie is spread out across tables lines up in front of the cafeteria. (Talk about what else happened, so far the usable info in here is the word-count equivalent to the ingredient list on Cap’N Crunch)

The End.

((Yes, I am crazy. It doesn't matter because no one reads my blog anyway. If you're reading this, here's a hug and a huge thank you. Okay, back to writing my real article. Meh. I hate this topic. More worthy of a blurb and a picture than an actual article. I love Pi Day, but how much can you say about it?))

Love, Juliana


  1. I had no idea that pie was an actual holiday!

    (Stopping by from Ranney Days blog)

  2. another lonely bloggerApril 8, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    i read ur blog every once in a while. and it makes me laugh. sometimes i feel like my blog is talking and no ones listening, but they r. keep it up :)