MM – Happy Pi Day

Today is Pi Day! For those of you unfamiliar with this “holiday,” here’s a blurb from the official site

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

This year is extra special – while last year (3/14/15) matched the first five digits exactly, this year is known as “Rounded Pi Day,” because when you round up the first five digits, you get 3.1416.

I thought it fitting that I create my own pie chart to celebrate this auspicious occasion. If you like it, please feel free to share the pie around! *grin*

How I spend my writing time

Happy Pi Day #MicroblogMondays
“Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is?
Read the inaugural post which explains
the idea and how you can participate too.”
~ Melissa S. Ford, Stirrup Queens

Worrying I’m not good enough. Being jealous of other writers. Thinking about writing. Drinking coffee/vodka. Imagining the movie based on my book. Hanging out on social media for “research”. Staring out the window. Yelling at my characters in my head. Yelling at my characters out loud. Weighing the pros & cons of $.99 versus $2.99. Designing the book cover. Practicing my signature for book signings. Making lists (plot holes, favorite books, groceries). Actually writing.

20 thoughts on “MM – Happy Pi Day

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  1. 1. you’re good enough for sure, free up that time
    2. lolol I have a short list
    3. yup
    4. tea/tequila here
    5. my brain is central casting at times 😉
    6. ::whistling::
    7. “What no wife of a writer can ever understand, even if she lives with him for twenty years, is that a writer is working when he’s staring out the window.” Burton Rascoe
    8. & 9. useless. they always win.
    10. $2.99 or possibly $3.99 with occasional sales such as Black Friday or whenever at 99 cents is what I’m considering. long away as it is.
    11. pretty sure I’ll hire someone
    12. ::whistling some more::
    13. I ♥ lists
    14. this is good. very good. 🙂

  2. While I knew last year was special, I hadn’t thought about how this year could be special, too, with rounding. Glad I read this before the day is over 🙂 Thank you!

  3. Love love love it!!! Except I would have made the practicing my signature for book signing smaller and the drinking coffee/vodka larger 😉

  4. I love your chart! I’m going to be bloody-minded, and point out that we don’t ever have a date that is 3/14 because we (and many other countries) write it as 14/3 – day/month/year (smallest to largest). Actually, Wikipedia tells me that only the US, FSM (Federated States of Micronesia), and Belize consistently use the month/day/year format.

    So we never have a Pi day here in NZ. Thanks for letting me share in yours!

    1. You’re very welcome, Mali! I knew that only a few places used our antiquated date system, but I didn’t realize it was that little – thanks for the info!

    1. I don’t know why, but I find saying, “Rounded Pi” very amusing. I wonder if there will ever be a Square Pi Day? *grin*

      Thanks, Stephanie!

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