Pi Day

Happy Pi Day!

It's 1:59 PM on March 14. That's 3-14-1-59. (Okay pedants, perhaps this should have been posted at 1:59am, or (at a stretch at 15:09 ignoring the zero.)

Here's how to celebrate Pi day.

I like this one:

Convert things into pi. This step is absolutely necessary for two reasons: To utterly confuse people who have no idea what you are talking about (thus opening the door for enlightenment) and to have fun seeing how many things can be referenced with pi. Consider two approaches:

  • Convert naturally circular things into radians like the hours on the clock. Instead of it being 3 o'clock, now it's pi/2 o'clock. Or, instead of it being 3 o'clock, convert the inclination of the sun into radians and describe that as the time.
  • Simply use 3.14 as a unit of measure. Instead of being 31 years old, you are 9pi years old (approaching your 10th birthday). With this same approach, you can find out your next pi birthday (don't forget to celebrate it when it comes!).

With the help of the Julian Calendar I am 12125 days old, or 33.19 years (taking a year as 365.25 days). I'm 10.57 pi old!

I will be 11pi when I'm 12622 days old. That's Julian date 254305.5, or July 25th, 2007.

The fact that I've worked this out probably reveals something deep about my psyche.

Not least that there is something deeply tragic going on.