One of the first posts I ever wrote was about the Pi Day Pie I promised #3 I would make for her seventh-grade math class, and then forgot about. It continues to be one of my more popular posts, particularly around this time of year when geeks like me are looking for badass pictures of Pi Day Pies.
Now, Pi Day is not to be confused with Pie Day. Pie Day is January 23 and is best handled by real pie makers like Beth Howard of The World Needs More Pie fame.
We missed Pie Day.
Pi Day is because of the date, March 14, which in the US we notate as 3/14 or 3.14 . . . and there you have Pi! And a pie is a circle!! And you need Pi for circles!!! And I’m already so excited I can’t stand it!!!! (That’s ten whole exclamation points in one sentence alone, THAT’S how excited I am! Oops, eleven.)
The 7th grade math class Pi Day Pie was the first time I had ever made a pie, and even though I completely half-assed it with store-bought crust and canned filling, I think I came out with a pretty badass-looking pie:
And I think you guys can make even more badass pies!
This year I am opening the challenge to all y’all. It’s simple: make a Pi Day Pie, send me a picture and tell me about it. This is purely a presentational contest. That’s the best part: YOU GET TO EAT YOUR OWN PIE!
If I pick you as a winner, you get one of my other favorite things in the word: Poopourri. (Yeah, guys at work, it was me that put it in the backstage bathroom. And you’re welcome.) If you’re judging my love of the Poopourri, it’s because you haven’t tried it. Squirt the bowl before you go and noone else will ever know! Their website is hilarious. (Deja-poo? How can you hate that?)
So, it’s open. Make your Pi Day Pie and send a picture and anything you want to say about your pie to:
jmrandolph.sloan (at) gmail (dot) com
by 11:59pm on March 13, 2013. I will announce the winner on Pi Day, March 14. You get points for creativity- whether it’s in ingredients, presentation, or the story you tell about it.
Pie makes people happy! (so does Poopourri…)