## Pie Are Squared

March 12, 2015 § 3 Comments

What’s so special about 3-14-15 at 9:26:53 a.m. and p.m.?

I’ll give you a few minutes to ponder that configuration of numbers. (Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.)

Okay, for you non-math-nerds out there: the numbers of the date and time together are the first ten digits of the mathematical constant pi (π), which, as I am sure you dimly recall, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

The coincidence of date and time = π happens only once each century.

What does this have to do with the law? Well, nothing, I guess. Except that if the courthouse were open on the notable day, you could bring a pecan π to the courthouse for all to share. That not being the case this particular century, simply bake your own and enjoy it Saturday with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You deserve it after a busy week practicing law.

Correction, Your Honor: if we use year-first conventions, then Pi Moment can also be 31.4.15 at 9:56:23 am and pm. Which gives us just over sixteen years to plan for pie.

I always enjoy reading your comments. I may bake a pi (π) Saturday, but I prefer chocolate pi (π) rather than pecan pi (π).

The zen of π.