Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Life of Pie



It’s that time of year when we reflect on what we’re thankful for, and I certainly have a lot to be thankful for this year: I wasn’t summoned for jury duty, the girl whose car I rear-ended never reported it, and I found these amazing Yves St. Laurent wedges at a thrift store for $12. And something I saw today made me realize two other things I am grateful for. 

I pass a movie theater every day on the way to work, and because it’s Wednesday, a few new movie titles had been added to the marquee. One such title was Life of Pie.

This made me realize how grateful I am for timely typos. How awesome is it that Pi was mistakenly expressed as Pie the day before the year’s biggest pie day.

(Anyone going to see Beaking Dawn?)

It also made me grateful for pie. I love pumpkin pie so much that I refrain from eating it all year just so it can be special at Thanksgiving. I can’t wait until tomorrow. Thank you, pie. 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I am also grateful for you!

15 comments:

Mark said...

Both pie and pi are something to be thankful for. I would laugh so hard if I saw someone confuse the two.

Shelly said...

If they have anything else YSL for $12, remember your blogging friend from Texas!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Genskie said...

Happy Thanks giving day to you Jenny!
I wish we had it here... I guess I have to wait till Christmas to enjoy the goodies :)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

It's always a pleasure reading your fun and informative blog posts. I really should add a link to this blog on my English Classes blog!
Duncan In Kuantan

DiscConnected said...

The eternal math problem....solving for the value of pie!

Happy Turkey day to you as well, Jenny!

Larry

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

JENNY ~
You have one mo' thang to be thankful fo' (an' you didn't even know it befo' now).

Da absolute best review of yo' book, 'MISSED PERIODS AN' OTHER SUCH-AN'-SUCH AN' SO-AN'-SO', gonna be posted on muh own blog within da next few days, Doggette!

I'm-a he'p you sell a godzillian copies, an' maybe even as many as a couple or a few! Dat's what I'm-a do fer YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving an' all dat other jive-turkey sentiment!

~ Stephen
(A White Boy Who Think He Black)

Jaya J said...

happy thanksgiving :)
i love pumpkin pies.

SarcasticTestGuy said...

I thought it was going to be "Baking Dawn"!

Hehe.

the late phoenix said...

Life of Pi, another one i have to see, the live below banner on CNN keeps telling my brain that the film is "wondrous", and i can't pass up wondrous.

please visit my blog and answer my questions, i'm so lonely now that all of my friends have decided to pick this holiday to delete their blogs.

please? i'll save a piece of cold dutch-
apple pie topped with hot melted ice cream for ya...

Jono said...

Thankful is as thankful does!

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hi, Jenny. How was that pumpkin pie? I'm thankful for it, too. My wife doesn't care for it, which means so much more for me. *grins* In fact, I will be having some more here shortly, topped with a mound of whipped cream. Of course, I'll have to quickly jump back onto that treadmill...

-Jimmy

ordinary malaysian said...

Fortunately, pi or pie do not sound so offensive in English. Try saying 'pi' in Indian, and you might not so enjoy your pie. Between pi and pie in English, of course pie wins, ergo pie on the marquee.

ordinary malaysian said...

oops, should I have said '...pi or pie does not sound...' instead? Ah, damn the grammar! Who needs it anyway, when you want to write howsoever you feel (free) to. Grammar should be liberating and not a darn shackle to the spirit!

Theresa Milstein said...

Who doesn't love pie?

The Queen Bee said...

speaking of food -- on the menu board at one of the cafes on campus, a tasty item is offered known as potato and leak soup. The irony? The cafe is across from the English department. My (and your) job gets more difficult every day. (~sigh~)