The Dr. Grumpy Guide to Holiday Shopping!
I'd like to thank the catalog companies who have inundated my home with their wares, and the readers who have sent in ideas, to help me guide you.
This tradition started last year because patients routinely call my office asking if we have any gift ideas (NO! I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHY THEY CALL ME!!!), so I figure many of you are dying to do the same.
So I'm here to help you, my loyal readers, find some of the best gifts out there, and will present them over the next few weeks.
Last year's most (un)popular item, based on comments, was this tasteful set of mens' clothes. In all honesty, I'm not sure I'll be able to top them, but will try.
So, to kick off your holiday shopping, I'm starting with 2 exquisite items, both from the same site.
Artist Leah Piepgras (who I don't know at all) apparently felt the world needed a set of dishes displaying the human digestive tract. Each place setting features 5 dishes, with individual pictures of various organs "from mouth to anus". Her site lists them as an "exercise in mindfulness", though I personally see it as a way to encourage dieting.
This, for example, is the dinner plate featuring intestines.
To see the rest of these awesome plates, or even to order your own set, you can visit her site. Move your cursor over the plates to see the different anatomy pics.
Not into dinnerware? Well, Ms. Piepgras also has a lovely silver necklace available. Namely this:
Yes, I know you're wondering "What the heck is that?"
Well, according to her site, it's "an accurate representation of semen" (REALLY!) in case you enjoy looking like someone just ejaculated on your sternal notch. She has 2 different blob-o-semen shapes available. Both can be viewed here.
The donor is uncredited.