Pi Day Lament

Today is March 14, or as geeks around the world know it: Pi Day.

This incredibly nerdy holiday is typically celebrated by consuming large amounts of pie, be it cherry, apple, or even lemon meringue. And of course, the more pie one consumes on Pi Day, the better, although eating 3.14 pies is obviously the ideal amount.¬†Unfortunately, Pi Day just happens to fall in the middle of Lent, and as usual I have given up sweets (in other words, desserts) for the duration. I was so excited this morning when I realized what day it was, only to be disappointed when I couldn’t observe the celebratory customs.

On the bright side, it has been pointed out to me that I could participate by eating either a pot pie or some pizza. Nothing against the humble pot pie, but I think I’ll go with the latter option.

Still, it’s not quite the same thing. And besides, I’m dying for a slice of apple pie!