Slice of Life #14- Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day! As an alum of a STEM school Pi Day is a pretty big deal.  And this was an epic pi day!

My day began with bagels that Chris picked up on the way home from the gym.  That’s when he informed me that he would only be eating round food today, in honor of pi day.  Always up for good food, I agreed.

We enjoyed our bagels and then ran a whole lot of errands.  We missed 3/14/15 9:26:59 so decided we would celebrate when it came back around twelve hours later.  For lunch we settled on sandwiches from a local farm, on kaiser rolls in order to ensure their roundness.

Then the big decision came up- what kind of pie did we want to eat for dessert?  See, I like apple pie and French silk pie, while Chris loves berry pies and banana cream.  I abhor bananas so there was no chance of us sharing a pie.  Not only that, but we ended up going to three local orchards in search of pies.  Apparently it was a popular dessert choice today!

In the end, we decided on a pie for each of us.  I chose apple pie and Chris chose banana cream.  Of course, they were both delicious!  Oh, and we kept up the round food idea for dinner by having a chicken pot pie.

Turns out, round food includes a lot of carbs!

Slice of Life March 14th, 2013 #slice2013

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is a BIG.DEAL at my school.  We are a math and science school, so it’s like Christmas around here.  This year, my juniors (the class I advise), had March as their fundraising month.  They had the brilliant idea to take their normal “bake” sale item- soft pretzels- and wrap them into a Pi Day contest.

The result was a line of juniors being “pied” at lunch today.  Raffle tickets were sold, and for every 15 soft pretzels that were sold, a raffle ticket was pulled.  The winner got to throw a whipped cream pie at the junior who up at that time.  It was a huge hit!  All 150 pretzels sold (pretty impressive for a school of 280 kids!) and with 10 minutes left in lunch they had raised a lot of money to put towards prom.

It was messy, smelly, and a little chaotic, but it was also a lot of fun!  I laughed the entire time and managed to avoid getting whipped cream on me, too.  All in all, a very great day.  And I’m extraordinarily proud of my juniors, who have grown into the best class and never fail to make me laugh.  :)

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