Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Long Awaited Day

February 14 is a glorious day. One which I've been looking forward to since October, eagerly awaiting. I can't say that I've bought a gift or done anything special to prepare for it, but trust me, I definitely knew this day was coming. It has, of course, been on my calendar. Granted, I had to handwrite it in.

Ah, February 14, the glorious day when my Texas Rangers' pitchers and catchers report for spring training baseball, the beginning of the proverbial next year. What, you didn't think I was talking about something else, did you? Right ... well, I want everyone to know that LW will be very well taken care of today. I'd tell you the scoop, but it's a secret (LW might read the blog before tonight!).

Since it's the weekend, I'll spare you my latest writing analogy. Don't worry, though, it'll resurface next week. Anyhow, in way of inspiration, if you've a second, CNN has a great story out on a young man named Daniel Tammet who recites pi to 22,514 decimal places, speaks 12 languages, and has written 2 books. Has anyone read either of his books?


  1. I couldn't resist. Here is pi truncated to 50 decimal places:

    3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510

    C'mon, now, surely you have it memorized to at least 50 decimal places, right?

  2. Funny! Thanks, you reminded me to take a trip to the sweet shop for my sweetie. My teenaged son is not impressed – he claims some Japanese man memorized pi to the 60,000 digit. I can make it to 3.14.

  3. Sarah --
    60,000??? Wow, I don't think I even know 60,000 things let alone pi. That is simply staggering!

    Yeah, that Tammet fellow clearly has some area for improvement.

  4. Have not read the books. And that's way too many decimal points :)

  5. Just think, PJ, if you memorized 165 decimal places a day you too could know 60,000 digits by this time in 2010.

    I encourage all of us to try it, and uhh ... we'll see who gets the farthest in a year. Everybody, uhh ... work hard on that.

    Oh, and keep writing as well.

    Right ...