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Happy Pi Day!

Today is March 14, or 3/14, which is also Pi Day! Join me in celebrating everyone’s favorite irrational number by eating cake! …What? I don’t really like most types of pie.

Wait, what’s this? The cake is a lie?! Fine, then I’ll just eat my banana bread… You guys just do what you want.

 

Did you know that pi isn’t just the number 3.1415926535897… (phew, did that from memory)? It stands for the the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

 

If you’d like to know more about pi’s history, here’s a handy little video:

 

A couple of pi facts:

-Albert Einstein’s birthday is today! How fitting.

-1337% of pi is 42. Yeah, I know! Bet your heart skipped a beat for that one!

-If you hold “3.14” up to a mirror, it spells out “pie.” This shirt will demonstrate:

 

Click here for a Pi Day website.

 

So, how are you celebrating Pi Day? And how many digits of pi can you recite off the top of your head? And no, you can’t look at a calculator, memorize a couple more digits, and then start typing. I see you there, sitting at your computer. You think you’re so clever…

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It’s Chuch Norris’ birthday today! So how old is he this year? Well, the easiest way to determine Chuck Norris’ age is to cut him in half and count the rings. Since he won’t allow that, he claims he’s 71. But his roundhouse kick killed all the dinosaurs, so the math doesn’t seem to work out… Wait, it’s okay, because Chuck Norris can divide be zero.

 

So I scoured the Internet for the life of Chuck Norris, and this is what I found:

Chuck Norris got his drivers license at the age of 16. Seconds.

Chuck Norris used to work at Disneyland as a teenager. His beard was one of their rides until the “accident” that killed 30 wuss boy scouts.

Chuck Norris has the greatest Poker-Face of all time. He won the 1983 World Series of Poker, despite holding only a Joker, a Get Out of Jail Free Monopoly card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game UNO.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on a true story: Chuck Norris once swallowed a turtle whole, and when he crapped it out, the turtle was six feet tall and had learned karate.

James Cameron wanted Chuck Norris to play the Terminator. However, upon reflection, he realized that would have turned his movie into a documentary, so he went with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In fact, when Arnold says the line, “I’ll be back” in the first Terminator movie, it is implied that is he going to ask Chuck Norris for help.

A man once asked Chuck Norris if his real name is “Charles.” Chuck Norris did not respond; he simply stared at him until he exploded.

So there you have it! The totally true life of Chuck Norris!

A Bit About My Mother

So I was talking to my mom the other day, and our conversation went something like this:

Me: “I’ve decided what I want my birthday cake to be!” (Even though my birthday isn’t for another couple months.)

Mom: “Oh..?”

Me: “I want it to look like the cake from Portal!”

Mom: “Oh, that’s perfect! The cake is a lie!”

Me: “N- no, I really do want the cake..”

Mom: “I’ll be happy to make it for you!” *Laughs evilly* (Is this what it’s like to have GlaDOS for a mother?)

And it was that instant when I realized: my mom is a nerd. Okay, maybe not a full-fledged, game-playing, comic book-reading geek, but she knows enough to threaten my birthday cake, which is kind of scary. I guess you could say she’s toe-testing the waters of nerdism. My dad, brother and I are all uber-nerds, so I suppose it would be difficult to live in a household full of Doctor Who references and Star Trek quotes and not be a nerd yourself. Well, whatever the case, I’m just happy I have a mother who catches the reference when I say: “So long and thanks for all the fish.”