Happy National Pi Day!
(What is the area of a 9-inch pie? Let’s see: πr2 = 3.14 X 4.52 = 3.14 X 20.25 = 63.585 square inches.)
A very good friend of mine recently told me that I had the largest repository of useless information of anyone she knows. I take that as a compliment.
I think it is because I am a writer and incurably curious. I am always reading something or watching educational shows on the History Channel or PBS. I like to know about things.
I like to share what I know through my writing. (Does that make me a know-it-all? I’d like to think not since my motivation is more “Isn’t this neat?” and not “Aren’t I smart?”)
When I watch Jeopardy!, it seems there are many writers who make the cut and are successful players. Writers do a lot of research on a lot of things. Along the way we tend to retain tidbits of information other people don’t know (or even care about).
I find investigating things I don’t know about pleases me. I hope there never comes a day when I don’t care about learning new things. I think that would be the worst thing that could happen.
In the meantime, power to pi and learn on!