I'm listening to a GREAT book right now by one of my favorite authors - Richard Preston. It's called Panic in Level 4. He writes gripping, page-turning non-fiction about various scientific topics, among them - ebola and apparently, pi.
Now as the daughter of a mathematician, the sister of an equally gifted mathematician, the aunt of a physicist, I do understand the consequences of a statement like pi is stupid.
In this book, Preston describes his conversations with these two completely fascinating Russian brothers who set records in their search to decode pi. They built their own supercomputer inside an apartment in NYC and broke records by calculating pi to 2 billion digits and beyond. I'm not done with the book, so don't tell me if you know what happens. I'm sure there are tons of pi fans in my audience!
Anyway, there's all this crazy talk about transcendental numbers and imaginary numbers and how elusive pi is and all I can say is that if I made something up out of thin air it would be a LOT cooler than 2 billion decimal points of non-repeating nonsense. I mean really - solving pi? When you get to the end of pi, what are you expecting? Does a unicorn jump out? Are there kittens?
Give me algebra any day. Or stamping. Or REAL pie. Sheesh they didn't even SPELL it right.
Or, give me gorgeous blue ribbon from a friend.
I got this stunning blue ribbon I used on this card from my sweet, talented friend America. I hoarded it for a long time, but it belongs on a card.
Stamps: Set Sail (Retired), Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Cool Caribbean
Paper: Basic Grey Whites Collection DSP, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla Accessories: Ribbon, Sponges
I just love that boat image. This may not be the weekend to go sailing, what with Hurricane Irene getting all crabby over on the right side of the country, but you can enjoy a peaceful sail right here on my card.
I made this card for our May Virtual Stamp Night and I don't know where the time has gone, because tonight is the kickoff for VSN - and the challenges are AWESOME. :) Yes, I peeked. :) I'm hosting one tonight as a matter of fact, so I hope you'll come over and play along. I think you'll like what I have cooked up.
Here are some random things I've liked lately.
Yummy spaghetti sauce.
A great, moving and unforgettable book.
This light box that I got for my birfday.
A video of my lazy cat chattering at birds without getting up. (Turn the volume way up)
Have a great weekend - I hope I see you in the challenge forum tonight! :)