Oh yeah, I almost forget. Today is Pi Day. March 14. 3.14. In case you don’t know pi is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of any Euclidean circle’s circumference to its diameter. Whatever that means. I’m really not that great at math, so it’s all Greek to me.* Hey, Euclid was Greek. *

Anyway, I have one of those ‘ if I have to add more than 2 digits at a time in my head it short circuits and blows up’ brains.

Pi, however, is really more in the realm of geometry. At least I think it is. And Geometry, even though it’s kind of lumped into the math category is really more about logic. I guess. In high school, Geometry was really the only math course that I did well in. So, I guess I’m kind of logical. Although sometimes I wonder.

I only know the first 8 digits of pi. The only reason that I know them is because I just remember “May I have a large container of coffee.” The number of letters in each word represents the digits in pi. May=3; I=1; have=4; a=1, etc. So the first 8 digits of pi are 3.1415926.

I do have more complicated mnemonic techniques that I use to remember stuff, but I don’t think I’ll go into it. You’d be like, “OMG, SHUT UP”! It involves converting numbers into letters and the letters into words. I learned it from Harry Lorayne’s Memory Book.

Do you know who Melpomene and Thalia are? Well, they’re the 2 of the 9 muses that represent comedy and tragedy. Melpomene is tragedy. I remember that because the 2nd, 3rd and 4th letters of M**elp**omene are ELP. As in Help. As in **Tragedy**. Thalia is comedy. I just remember the 2nd and 3rd letters in T**ha**lia. HA. As in funny. As in **Comedy**.

Want to remember the 16th – 19th Amendments to the Constitution. That Easy. Just remember **“In come Senators with alcohol and women”. **That’s easy to remember because that’s pretty much what Senators do. Drink and carouse with women.

16. Allows the federal government to collect **income** tax

17. Establishes the direct election of United States **Senators** by popular vote

18. Establishes Prohibition of **alcohol** (Repealed by Twenty-first Amendment)

19. Establishes **women’s** suffrage

You can also remember the first 3 digits of pi like this: 3.14 looks like a mirror image of the word PIE. I know. Whatever.

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Do I get some pie or not?

Sure.