2015.03.14 – Happy Pi Day or Half Tau Day!

I woke up to a rainy day and what a pleasant change that was. It’s Pi or Half Tau Day depending upon your beliefs. I celebrate both! I got up early to make the meringue for one of the pies we were taking to the party. Unfortunately I was so busy doing other things during my pie making marathon the night before that I didn’t completely read the instructions. It seemed the pie would have to bake and then cool for several hours before being served. I was going to have to leave it behind. Luckily I had made two chocolate cream pies so it would probably be fine.

I gathered everyone, Natale, Jayde, Estelle, and Andrew and we headed over to Portland Code School. Paige was the only one there and it seemed the Holligan crew was running late. We rang in the moment at 09:26:53 without them. Paige had brought an old computer tower and oversaw Estelle, Jayde, and Natale as they disassembled and reassembled it. They were so excited to learn about the insides of a computer and then to actually build it so that it booted into Windows XP. We ate pie, the kids had a computer speed building contest(Natale won at ~8 minutes), had a contest to see who could recite the most digits of Pi (me! 40 digits), ate more pie, talked about nerdy stuff, ate pizza and more pie and then cleaned up and came back home.

The Holligan’s came over and Dave worked on something with Andrew while Alena, the kids and I watched some movies. It was a great day 🙂

Today I learned that it’s totally possible to make vegan meringue that tastes just like egg based meringue!