When you grow up in a divorced family, you get used to the idea of multiple everythings. Two birthdays. Two graduation dinners. Two places to go to be told what you should be doing more with your life. And of course, two Thanksgivings.
Cutting to the chase, unfortunately for me, my dad's Thanksgiving dinner this year was on Black Friday. And I work in retail on the weekends. So instead of spending any quality time with my dad, I spent the day putting expensive things in inexpensive cars while being told by customer after customer after customer, "Man, it sucks you gotta work on a day like this."
But it's okay. Not a big deal. We'll find time to hang out. And in the meantime, my family left made me a plate of leftovers and stuck it in my fridge. So when I got home at midnight tonight, there was food waiting. Flank steak, veggies, bread, and for dessert, this:
Ah, yes. Pumpkin pie. My favorite dessert growing up. To the point that instead of cake on my birthday, we'd always have pumpkin pie. Twice! (Again, divorce) I loved it. I cherished it. It was always one thing that completely made the holidays for me. But there is something a bit off with that slice there, right? It doesn't quite look right in all that tinfoil. Maybe it was just me, but it seemed a little bit...
...SMALL. Don't get me wrong. A taste of pumpkin pie is glorious compared to no pumpkin pie at all. I really appreciate it. But it is a bit travel size, isn't it? Like this is the amount of pumpkin pie old people used to give away on Halloween before candy came pre-packaged. If I were to ask a professional pie maker how he feels about servings this size, I'd get a reaction like:
And if I ask his friends how they'd feel with only this much pie?
Maybe my family is trying to tell me that I'm fat. And I should start watching Pushing Daisies again.
Anyway, this sample of pie clearly wasn't enough. And I was in need of a solution.
Having heard of all sorts of math classes involving pie, I concluded this being an inadequate amount of pie meant I simply had to find the uh golden ratio of pi, and conclude on its ummm inverse, if you will. With maths. Anyway, it took a few minutes, but I concluded that if no more pie was possible (circles only go three sixty degrees or whatever) I'd have to find a substitution.