Tuesday, March 03, 2009


To prove I'm still around, I figure this is a good reason to post.... since I'm not racing yet, and hardly riding... I need something.

I ride often with the "Square Wheels" cycling club... so why does that matter? Today on the way in to work, (DRIVING A CAR!!!) I heard that today is a square root day... and then I got the message from Abaddonny

From Wikipedia:

Square root day is a humorous holiday celebrated on dates where the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits in the current year.[1] For example, the last square root day was March 3, 2009 (3/3/09), and the next square root day will be April 4, 2016 (4/4/16). The final square root day of the century will occur on September 9, 2081. Each century it is the same nine dates that are Square root days.

Ron Gordon, a Redwood City, California high school teacher, first created the day for 9/9/81. Gordon is the official public relations person and sends news releases to world media outlets[2]. In addition, his daughter has got in on the act and set up a Facebook page for people to share how they were celebrating the day[3].

One suggested way of celebrating the holiday is by eating square radishes, or other root vegetables cut into shapes with square cross sections.[4]

Full list of holidays

So why doesn't the google logo represent something on this? I mean that's how I found out that Jackson Pollock's Birthday was on January 28.

Don't forget Pi day is a week from Saturday (3.14) ... so go eat PI. Gain weight, so I can keep up when we ride together.

Oh for some decent weather during some free time so I can work this stuff off on the bike...