My friends showed up with some remarkable gifts in the couple of weeks leading up to my liver donation to my brother. Among the most memorable: My close college girlfriends Jennifer and Colleen brought me a homemade batch of liver-shaped sugar cookies, frosted pink with sprinkles, and a beautiful bracelet Jen made with that spelled out “GREATEST GIFT.” Peter, exercising his resourcefulness, copied the cheeky cartoon header image I’d been using on my Chopped Liver blog onto a T-shirt, along with the URL and the phrase, “I donated half my liver and all I got was this stupid blog.” Brilliant.
Fun gifts like those came immediately to mind when I landed on the Website called “I heart guts,” at http://iheartguts.com. This site sells cute little plush organs — kidneys, livers, lungs, hearts, brains, even gallbladders. Here’s what the adorable kidney looks like, yours for $16.
The site also peddles some of the best T-shirts (including cute little babie onesies) I’ve ever seen related to organs. (Not that I’ve seen a lot, mind you.) This is my favorite, which I think I have to have:
Buyers please beware — I haven’t ordered anything from this site and don’t know anything about its origins. It appears to be on the up and up, but that’s all I know.
My thanks go to my ever-creative and huge-hearted friend Reed who found the “Lover Not a Fighter” T-shirt image for her own blog, which led me to look for its source and therefore to this fun site.