Well, my Birthday Week is officially over, and now it is time to get serious and get back to work. “Birthday Week?” you say…”what happened to celebrating for a single day?”
The deal is that once you turn 40, you get to celebrate your birthday for an entire week – not just a day. Seriously! I think that it must be a law somewhere, and if it isn’t, then I am declaring it one. I also think that for your 60th birthday…well, you should get to celebrate with a Birthday Month – but I’ve got 20 more years before I get to test that theory!
Birthday Weeks generally involve much slacking, reviews not being finished on time (thus being back-logged by at least a week), light news postings, receiving interesting gifts, and enjoying visits from out of town friends. My birthday week met all of those requirements and then some. I can’t thank the Gear Diary Team enough for allowing me to be a total and complete bum while I celebrated.
Inside this cardboard crate is an egg…
The instructions for planting and growing the eggling are printed on the box’s exterior.
There are also a set of printed instructions included.
Basically you crack the top of the egg with a spoon, water the included seeds, and wait.
Extra seeds are provided to make sure that something grows.
The eggling is made of a light ceramic – it is not a recycled chicken egg (for those of you that were wondering).
There is a terra cotta tray included to hold the eggling.
The bottom of the eggling is flat so that it can sit upright on the tray.
Yeah, this is pretty cute…I know. Don’t you want one for your office window?
Here’s the eggling all cracked and ready to water. Notice the white paper strip inside the egg? It has seeds in it, but if you want an even better chance of something growing, you can plant the extra seeds that were in the clear plastic baggie.
Here is the eggling all watered and ready to (hopefully) begin growing.
I have my eggling sitting on the window sill next to my desk, and I’ll just need to water when the soil gets dry. I can keep my pepper plant in the eggling for up to five months, at which time the small plant will need to be moved to a larger pot.
The eggling on the right is what mine will look like soon…assuming my black thumb doesn’t strike again!
photo courtesy of ThinkGeek
Pretty cool, huh?!
If you want your own eggling, you can order either the Spicy Red Pepper (like mine) or Prickly Cactus from Think Geek for about $10. I’ll keep you posted on how mine does.