Edgar the Dying Tomato and Zombie Oregano

Yuna Final Fantasy X-2

In “adventures in container gardening” land, I have a container of: “I have no idea what this is, other than they’re wildflowers and they look cool.”


Then, there is Edgar. My cherry tomato. Oh, how the mighty have risen and fallen.

Emo Edgar

This little sprout rose from the ashes of an entire dead pot of italian oregano. I’m worried about my brains and what’ll happen as it continues to grow.

Zombie Oregano

Marigolds are amazing natural pest repellants. Or so I hear.


Then there are the jalapenos. Doing well. As they do in this type of weather.


I have bebeh roses, too. These were mostly dead when I got them, but they’ve been revived due to plant vitamins. They attract the bees.

Baby Roses

Spearmint, peppermint, lavender, and lemon balm are some of the other herbs I have planted. (I should learn how to dry them, eh?) The lavender, if it blooms, won’t until the fall. But, the peppermint is growing mighty nice. Still have to replant the other one.


    Mood: At one with the world.
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: HAH! Yeah…
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Shooooooooooooot.
    In My Ears: Residual background noise.
    Game Last Played: *coughs* Candy Crush. Still. Crap.
    Book Last Read: The Magicians Re-read
    Movie Last Viewed: Red 2
    Latest Artistic Project: *Still* *still* *still* need to take pictures… It’s on the list!
    Latest Fiction Release: “The Button” We Are Dust anthology
    Latest Game Release: Wedding Planners Classic Set
    What I’m Working On: July 2013’s Progress Report

Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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