Happy Pi Day!

It’s Pi Day! You’ve probably read, like, 67 Pi Day posts already, but this one is a little bit different. I want to explore the (very weird) history of Pi Day.

So, Pi Day first started in 1988 with a celebration at the San Francisco Exploratorium. They gathered both scientists and the public to walk in a circular parade, then eat fruit pies. But, Wikipedia, being Wikipedia, manages to make it sound like a cult initiation. I’m not kidding; look.

This is what Wikipedia says about Pi Day:

“In 1988, the earliest known official or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where Shaw worked as a physicist, with staff and public marching around one of its circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies.”

In my imagination, this is what it looks like: Men in hooded cloaks (because this is the 80s, there’s not that many female scientists) march the initiates around a dark circular room. Then, they sit them down at a table. “Eat the Pi! Eat the Pi!” they chant. To be initiated, the person must eat 3.14 slices. As the hopefuls finish their pie, the numbers begin to fill their heads. A flood of information, a randomized number pattern. They are one with the Science Mother.

Yeah, that’s not how it happened. But I’m a science obsessed teenager. This is how my brain works.

But, wait, there’s more! The Exploratorium has a Pi Shrine. They have a shrine. For Pi. Oh, and it gets better! They end the parade every year by going in a circle around the Pi Shrine 3.14 times while singing Happy Birthday to Albert Einstein. Because science.

Larry Shaw, the original organizer, died in 2017. But the Exploratorium still does a celebration. If you’re in town today or on future Pi Days, you should go! I’ve never been, but it sounds fun.

Ok, so to summarize what you should do: Eat pie. Draw some circles. Talk about numbers.

Actually, these sound like good things to do anytime…

Ok, now go eat some pie!

Bye! (Oh hey, that rhymed.)

 

 

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Things that drive me crazy: A list

  • Fortnite. It’s a dumb game about shooting people. I never got First Person Shooters. They have no story line! Why would you play something without a story line?
  • People who make small talk when you’re not interested. Lady! I am mumbling, giving you one word answers, and not making eye contact! I do not want to talk to you!
  • People who talk down. I swear if you say “Ok, friend?” one more time I will slap you across the face.
  • “Gamers”. Playing Fortnite does not make you a gamer. Gamer used to be a positive term for people who liked video games, and now the “gamer” community is a bunch of idiots annoyed about an American on the Europe server.
  • Social media addicts. You do not need to video your friend doing a Fortnite dance in the lunchroom.
  • “Popular” kids. You know these guys. Their clothes are always name brand, hair always perfectly styled. They spread rumors and skip school to go to Dutch Bros (or any coffee joint near your school. But not Starbucks. Starbucks is too mainstream for them.) They. Drive. Me. Crazy.
  • OverachieversHow the heck do you even get into Calculus in the 10th grade? I don’t even have Pre-Calculus planned until my senior year! I’m not annoyed about the fact of how well they do, good for them, it’s just the fact that they seem to go through life with ease. HOW?!

This list could go on for days, but I guess I should probably stop now. See you later! Bye guys!

Ok, for real this time.

So, originally when revamping my blog I was going to make it like this lifestyle-info blog for teens, but then I decided that that’s not my style.

So this blog is now my whatever-I-want-to-post blog. I will post info stuff, funny stuff, stuff I found on the internet, advice, whatever.

So cool! See you guys soon! Bye!

Revamped!

Today I have deleted all of my posts and am completely remaking my blog. That means a whole new design and all new posts.

I am rebranding my site from a “random teenager who talks about weird stuff” to a lifestyle blog. It’s not just a random lifestyle blog made by some 30 year old white mom with two kids and a baby on the way (no offense if that’s you), though. It’s a blog made for advice on everything from sleep to how to deal with rude people, without the long winded 400 word beginnings of “listen to my conversation I had with my two year old”.

I do the research for you on all sorts of topics. I scour the internet for information on an issue, then pull it together in one blog post. No more searching.

I will start releasing posts ASAP. See you soon!