Lop-eared bunny peeler – Awww!

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Anything I’d like? Uh, yeah, how about an adorable vegetable peeler that when posed correctly, looks like the sweetest little lop-eared bunny? Yes please!

When I went to BlogHer this year, I also had the opportunity to meet up with some friends that weren’t connected to the conference. In fact, ones that didn’t even know I had any websites, much less silly food-related ones. You see, I’m their guild and raid leader in that lovely game World of Warcraft so they know me as the slightly harder core chick who is yelling at them to get out of stuff on the ground and to kill harder.

As you can imagine, it made for some interesting stories right off the bat about why I was in San Diego and why I was, uh, wearing bunny ears. There went my street cred.  :P

Anyway, so this guy had some tricks of his own up his sleeve. Given he had no idea my fun food obsessions, it was awesome that he had pre-picked the quirky Urban Mo’s Bar and Grill for the brunch buffet. (Click the link for cool video and description, but it’s not completely PG in alcoholic and GLBT references, so beware.)


Afterwards, we headed to a nearby novelty shop that carried a ton of those weird products I sometimes post about. It was like Quirky Cookery in store-form. And again, he had no idea in advance that I was over-the-top into this sort of stuff, lol.

When we ran across this bunny peeler, I started to take a picture because I thought it was perfect for the whole bunny theme thing I had going on that weekend, but he insisted on buying it instead. With all the craziness of the rest of the weekend, though, I didn’t think about it again until I got home and wanted to take pictures of it.


Then? Oh my god! I hadn’t really looked at it closely, but twisting the tail is what causes the bunny ears to move so you can use either the peeler or the knife separately, and then twist them back inside to cover the blades safely.

Adorable! Even the packaging was adorable. Who knew the plastic covering would be cute even? Ha.


NaBloPoMo is here yet again – 30 day blogging challenge

It’s that time of year again. The time of year where I join a whole bunch of other people in writing/posting my butt off. While some of the crew are writing full novels in 30 days, the blogger variety is making sure they post every day for National Blog Posting Month.

Some years I’ve gone with a theme, like in 2008 when I did a whole month of “quirky art” on the QJ site, and others, not so much, like last year here where I just shifted my focus to making sure I showed you a whole bunch of weird food-related stuff.

This year? A variation on this:

No, I will not be drawing. :p It’ll all be food-related, whether mine or someone else’s, and will be some interpretation of each thing on the list.

So today? “Yourself”?

Quirky Jessi and some guy wearing a sun costume at BlogHer for the Jimmy Dean (mmm, sausage) No Kid Hungry Pledge. His sheepish grin is because he was a little surprised to be standing next to someone else dressed up…and not being paid for it, ha. And yes, my ears do indeed match my shirt. What of it?

Quirky bunny chocolate chip cookies – Why it’s awesome my sister knows about QC

I really, really wasn’t sure about telling my family about blogging. It’s not that I’ve ever posted anything awful or that I would regret, of course.
In fact, my “about me” section on QJ has always included a line about how if I wouldn’t want my mother seeing it, I wouldn’t post it….even though she didn’t know about either site until recently. It’s just a little different when people you actually know are reading what you write.
But then there’s things like the entire BlogHer experience that never would’ve happened had I not told them. And specifically with my sister, there never would’ve been the tons of pictures we took posing with bunnies (or as bunnies, ha).

And more importantly, she wouldn’t have made Quirky bunny cookies and sent me the pictures. Oh yeah, definite perks to them knowing, hehe.

Pure awesomeness, right??
Here’s some more pictures she sent me of the process and specific bunnies…

Yum! <3