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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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Exciting Excitement!

As you were probably already aware, yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and I feel pretty proud of myself for lasting as long as I did before dying inside. It was about 9:30 am when I saw some blond walk by with a good-looking guy, and she was acting like an idiotic, narcissistic toddler on helium, just to get his attention. It was then that I decided I had already had enough of this nauseating holiday, that is, until the candy started coming my way. Then I remembered why the bulk of society celebrates Valentine’s Day: chocolate. And man, did I celebrate. I still feel a little sick from inhaling last night’s Toblerone. …And about 6 chocolate hearts. …And that giant cookie.

 

Anyway! Moving on. About a week ago, some Halo fan site leaked images of the new Defiant map pack. Recently, Bungie confirmed this, setting its release date in March. The pack will feature two new multiplayer maps and one for firefight. If you’d like to see its awesome and cheesy promotional video, click here. It’s pretty exciting!

 

So why did I mention Valentine’s Day? Because there’s more! Yesterday, Valve released a cute little Valentine’s Day video that you can view by clicking here. It’s purpose was to announce that Portal 2 can now be pre-ordered! Yay! However, I don’t think I will be participating due to its release date falling very close to my birthday. I’ll let my family do the pre-ordering.

 

So there are two very exciting excitements to look forward to and have little nerd moments about. I’ve already begun fantasizing about their epic entry into my living room.

 

P.S. The picture at the top is a killer pumpkin. It has absolutely no relevance to this post.

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.”