You never need an excuse to eat pie, but it you want one at least make it clever. Later this week is the informal holiday that appeals to dessert lovers and elementary school math teachers alike: Pi Day. Pi Day takes place annually on March 14, as 3.14 is the rounded value of pi. Assuming you are an adult, chances are you won't encounter too many Pi Day jokes this year (unless you're a teacher, then you're an expert). It is an occasion you'll have to celebrate in your own way, with some punny Instagram captions for Pi Day to boot.
Pi and pie are each distinct entities with separate, yet somewhat similar appeal. Bear with me, reader. Pie is a classic, versatile dish. In some forms — apple, cherry, chicken pot — it can appeal to traditionalists. Some kinds of pie are perfect for those with a sweet tooth, like icebox and candy bar pies. Pie crust can also house savory stews and gravy to create hearty winter dinners. Pie is what you make of it and your options when creating such are limitless. Limitless, just like the value of pi. Pi is a constant value in mathematics, which represents "the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter," according to PiDay.org. Its first ten digits are 3.1415926535. You could spend all day reading about the value, or you could be planning the pie you'll make on Thursday at 1:59 and the caption that will accompany you Instagram photo of it.