Thursday, March 15, 2007

I Missed Potato Chip Day....and Pi Day

Like the pic? If you click on it, it will take you to where I found it. A gorgeous little site really.

So, what the heck am I talking about again? Well, remember the other day, when I wrote about these daily ideas that I get in an email, and I wrote about Alfred Hitchcock Day, because someone decided that the day was deemed as such? Well, yesterday was Potato Chip Day / Pi Day.

I have no idea how that day came to be PP Day, but I'm a sport and will go along. Perhaps you'll play along with me.

Potato Chip Day is not something that I would celebrate anyway. Normally, these little greasy, fatty, artery encrusting morsels don't enter my shopping cart or my home. But, every once in awhile, a little bag of Miss Vickie's might whisper my name. Never one to ignore a whisper, I respond....but only for that moment. Then I am back on plan. I would have gotten that out of my system. Now, it could be Crispy Minis Day, then I would celebrate....especially if it were the popcorn flavoured Crispy Minis. I adore those. My ultimate favourite.

The best time to eat these tasty little low fat snack is during the time that I travel home from the gym. This is the time just before dinner, so I have worked out and am always fact shoe leather sometimes looks interesting to eat (and that is what My Sweetie refers to Crispy Minis as....shoe leather, cardboard). Nonetheless, that little container filled with 28 grams of minis is enough to keep me sane until I can get home to eat.

Pi Day. Hmmm. My best recollection of Pi is from my old Advanced Engineering math days, and earlier Calculus days. Remember Pi times R squared, where Pi had a value equal to 3.14 or, to be more exact, 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679. There is also a neat little link that I found which has 70 interesting facts about Pi Fun and Interesting Facts About Pi

Oh, and for anyone who watched Beauty and the Geek last season, one of the geeks could actually rattle off all of the Pi digits. More information that you really needed to know, right?


Unknown said...

Am I first?!?!?!
Its been a long time sicne I've been over here.

Potato chip day hmmnnn? I'm trying very hard to resist them right now and you're celebrating PP Day?!?!?!
Well, Thank God it was yesterday and not today. BTW - were there any free potato chips being given out anywhere to commermorate (SP?) the day? LOL!!!

Nikki Neurotic said...

Pi day was awesome when I was in high school (at least my senior year)...both my math and physics teacher had a party to celebrate Pi day and people brought in goodies and we all watched a movie. Was pretty fun. My sister has the same math teacher this year and they celebrated the same way.

latt├ęgirl said...

Potato chips or pie? Ooops, I mean, potato chips or MATH?

Gee, I'll go for the chips. Will also go check out that site, because the photo intrigues.

Anonymous said...

PHI - the golden ratio.

Jeni said...

Considering that I went to high school back in the REAL dark ages, I'm lucky I even remember ever having heard of Pi before at all! But that is all I remember too - that I heard of it, not that I know or remember anything else about that little thing!