Sunday, March 29, 2009

Picture for the Torrey Hills Yearbook

I needed to submit a picture for the kid's school yearbook of just the kids an I... come to find out there aren't many of those. So one Saturday night before Mass, Patrick took a couple in front of the school and a couple after Mass outside the church. Debbie (the woman's I am taking the yearbook over from next year) chose the one in front of the school.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Today is Pi Day

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in an official (but non-binding) resolution declaring today, March 14, 2009 (3/14/09) as Pi day.The House periodically passes meaningless non-binding resolutions that frankly have no point, but they usually pass unanimously. This time 10 Republican Congress members voted against passing this resolution. Not sure what they have against Pi.

Basically the bill 1) supports the designation of a Pi Day and its celebration around the world. 2) recognizes the continuing importance of National Science Foundation math and science education programs. 3) encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about Pi and engage them about the study of mathematics.

Thanks to my college roommate Nancy for bringing this important news item to my attention!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Madigan's Softball Team

Madigan's softball team is very entertaining to watch. This is one of my favorite cheers that they chant from the dugout. Sorry about the wind noise in the background.

I tried to get Madigan up at bat, but I missed the hit and only got the run.