Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday Facts

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Here are some random "facts" that I thought I would share with you.

Pi Day

Today is Pi Day. We celebrate this day on March 14th every year because π (the mathematical symbol used to represent pi) is 3.14159... and so on. If you work in my department you not only celebrate the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter (which is what pi represents) but you also celebrate the homonym, pie!

 Pie contest at work

 Yummy pies!

 Cute pi cake

This is a perk to working at a college full of interpreters who love to eat pie, and talk about pi. Imagine interpreting a sentence with both pi and pie in it, it can get confusing!

 Lemon Meringue and Blueberry, delicious! 

Cathe XTrain DVD

About four weeks ago, I received a Cathe XTrain DVD in the mail. Mike and I tried it out (unfortunately we can't use the entire DVD yet because we do not have a step or gliding discs) and while it was a little confusing at first, it was fun!

The specific DVD that I received was the All Out Low Impact HIIT. The DVD includes a warm-up, round one floor hiit, round two step (haven't tried that yet), round three disc (haven't tried yet) and stretch.  It also includes bonus sections with bonus core #1, bonus burn set chest, bonus burn set shoulder and 100 rep challenge scarecrows.

Mike and I did the warm-up, round one floor hiit, stretch and then added on the bonus core #1.  It was a good work out and I then looked through the DVD options and it includes different preset workouts, one was what Mike and I did just with the stretch and bonus core switched.

New Photos

Mike and I had some old photos hanging in our dining room and we needed to replace them.  I ordered some photos of us running or being with our running friends, those who are a bigger part of our life than those in the old photos, and I hung them up yesterday!

The only disappointing part is that 7 of 9 photos were able to be printed as true digital prints, which now I know is not 4x6 but 4x5.3. Those photos didn't fit the frame as well, obviously, but other than that it looks good!

I just need to find a place for the one vertical photo I picked out of Crystal and I crossing the finish line at her first marathon.

Did you celebrate pi/pie day today? How often do you change out old photos with new ones?


  1. What a great way to celebrate Pi day! Those pies look fantastic!!!

  2. Looks like a yummy "pie" feast! The cake is adorable too! looks like lots of fun at work today!!

  3. So jealous of your celebration! I was in a high school today, but I was in bio not math and didn't get to share in the goods!!

  4. I would really like some pie for Pi Day. 3.14159 pride!

  5. I totally forgot today was Pi Day! None for me, unfortunately. :(

  6. I have not eaten any Pi(e) today somehow!! I am resisted the temptation successfully!

  7. I barely remembered pi day - and only celebrated by wishing my engineer and geek friends happy pi day on FB. Loser - your way looks better! Just think how fun March 14, 2015 will be when we can take it out two more significant digits (3.1415). I'm awful about swapping out photos. I have a big collage hanging at the bottom of my stairs that has pics from about 4-5 years ago when my husband and I were both still fat and my kids were MUCH younger. Some of the cute kid pics might stay, but I really should make it a goal to swap out the other ones. Though I was surprised you didn't have any leaping pics in your frame. LOL Those are my favorites.

    1. Haha I was telling Crystal I need another frame because I have so many photos, next time it will including jumping photos! Plus, there will be many more opportunities for jumping in the future! :)

  8. What a fun pi day party! I baked a brownie pie for Thing 1's math class. I understand it was quite a hit. I definitely need to rotate pictures around here.

  9. Wow! I want Pi Day at my work!! Yum
    I am terrible at changing photos, I feel like I will hurt the old photo's feelings LOL Actually, we don't have a lot of photos around at the moment because of the renovations but we have big plans for a photo wall when we are all done.

  10. That's an awesome display of pies! I used to change photos more frequently, but have settled in with what we have for now. Although with kids, there are constant updates to make!

  11. I managed to stay away from all the Pi Day goodies, but boy do yours look awesome!

  12. That pie looks delish! I was a dork and ran 3.14 miles and also made a small apple pie for 2. ;)
    I love the photos and am honored to have a place on your wall. :)
    Miss you! Can't wait to see you in a month!