Pi – not Pie – Butterflies, and Crunchy Snacks!

Mar 14th

Holy Humor Day – Joke of the Day      There was a barber that thought that he should share his faith with his customers more than he had been doing lately. So the next morning when the sun came up and the barber got up out of bed he said, “Today I am going to witness to the first man that walks through my door.”

Soon after he opened his shop the first man came in and said, “I want a shave!” The barber said, “Sure, just sit in the seat and I’ll be with you in a moment.” The barber went in the back and prayed a quick desperate prayer saying, “God, the first customer came in and I’m going to witness to him. So give me the wisdom to know just the right thing to say to him. Amen.”

Then quickly the barber came out with his razor knife in one hand and a Bible in the other while saying “Good morning sir. I have a question for you… Are you ready to die?”

Today is Learn About Butterflies Day –  My first thought when I saw this was – HOW COOL! Then I thought, why in March?  It’s still cold.  I kept reading though and found out that there’s some logic to it.  As we approach summer we get outdoors and become busy with all our different activities.  It’s better to do the learning now so that when you actually come across the butterflies later, you’re ready when you see one!    The way to keep in the spirit of this celebration is to learn a little more about the wide range of butterflies.  Maybe buy a butterfly identification book, or look some up online, so you’ll know which butterflies may possibly be living in your backyard.  Even better, learn about what flowers you can plant that will attract them to you!  Most of all, appreciate their beauty when you see one – they are such an amazing example of what an amazing artist God is!

National Pi Day – This is the day to celebrate Pi, a mathematical concept and a number that never ends….at least no one has found the end yet. Often, it is rounded off to 3.14. If you are a mathematician, this is the day for you,  since National Pi Day is a celebration of mathematics. And, more specifically…. it celebrates “Pi”.   Today is also the day that Albert Einstein was born on March 14th, which of course is also represented as 3.14! Odd, hm?   It’s very likely that Pi Day was settled on this day because of both Einstein’s birthday and the numbers of the date, but Pi was around LONG before Albert Einstein was born.

We have two different foods to celebrate today!  WOOHOO for food holidays!

Popcorn Lovers Day  – Many of us love popcorn, so it stands to reason that there should be a special day for those of us who do!  Popcorn is good for you – when eaten plain.  It’s not as healthy when it’s loaded with salt and butter, but it sure does taste good that way!  It’s also good with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on it, or candied. Or made into popcorn balls (my mother makes the BEST popcorn balls!)  It can be popped in an air popper, on the stove, over a fire and in a microwave.  Remember Jiffy Pops?  Those were fun and something I was always happy  get when I was little.  There are so many gourmet popcorn flavors out there that you could eat a different flavor every day for a really long time and you wouldn’t repeat for a long time!  However you like your popcorn best – enjoy some today!

 

National Potato Chip Day celebrates the always popular potato chip. Potato Chips are America’s #1 snack food. But, its not just a snack food. Its the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals. Just think about how many different kinds there are – there are regular like these, wavy, bbq, sour cream and onion, cheddar cheese and just recently they even came out with a chicken and waffles flavor!  There are actually so many different flavors lately I just can’t list them all here.  One of my very favorite brands of chips . . . ok, it may actually be my all time favorite, is Pringles.  Oh my goodness how I love those, which is why I rarely get them because they are very addicting.  What I didn’t know was that potato chips were first made by Chef George Chum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853.  Americans have been in love with potato chips ever since.   Making your own potato chips is easy, and they are so delicious. Here’s a very simple recipe I found that may get you started.  Well, grab that popcorn or those chips and sit down to study butterflies while you still have time before summer hits.  I honestly have nothing to say about Pi, though I did know someone who actually celebrated it literally every year.  I honestly am happier celebrating popcorn, but that’s just me.  However you choose to spend today though, God bless you as you do it, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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