Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

Dinosaurs Smoking Weed is a book near and dear to our hearts here at the Spitfire Girl headquarters. Firstly, its one of our best sellers, and secondly, and perhaps most importantly, it’s written by one of our own!  That’s right - Dinosaurs Smoking Weed author, Shahrzad Ghadjar, used to work at one of our Spitfire Girl locations!

 Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

Now that she’s a successful entrepreneur, we had to sneak into Shahr’s busy schedule to talk about how Dinosaurs Smoking Weed came about. We put on some Lana Del Rey and let Shahr explain: “I love dinosaurs and I’ve always loved dinosaurs and I was drawing one day and it was a nice afternoon and I drew a T-Rex smoking a joint- and I thought it was really funny.”

 Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

 Shahr talked about how she always draws in black and white and how her style just naturally really lent itself to a coloring book, and as Shahr put it “people love to color when they’re stoned!”

As well as being a fun activity Shahr also wanted Dinosaurs Smoking Weed to be educational. The book contains Dinosaurs from all different continents and time periods and has true facts about each Dinosaur pictured. “It’s not just all about getting high, it’s about learning.”

  Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

We can appreciate that Shahr loves to learn and we just have to attribute some of her success to what she learned working for Spitfire Girl!

“Before working at the shop I thought I would do film, and when I was working at the store … I saw Kristin and Jason – all they do is draw and sell things and I thought, wow, I could do that too. Then Kristin also gave me the opportunity to draw and design for the store, and that blew my mind.”

 Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

 We at Spitfire Girl love coloring (stoned or otherwise) and Dinosaurs Smoking Weed provides the perfect place for us to get our coloring on! In fact, we’re about to get to coloring this Ornithomimus smoking a blunt right now!

  Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

We have a very special limited number of signed and numbered copies of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed available for purchase! The first five orders for Dinosaurs Smoking Weed placed online will be signed! Woohoo!

 Spitfire Girl and the author of Dinosaurs Smoking Weed

Happy coloring!
Love,
Spitfire Girl

The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

You guys, it’s here. The worst time of the year. Remember just a mere two months ago when we were drinking eggnog and opening presents? Then right after that we were poppin’ bottles of champagne and wearing an abundance of glitter and watching the ball drop. Valentines Day was the final event before the dark months, and for some Valentines Day is one of the worst days of the whole year, so maybe some of you are well into this seasonal rut. The next holiday coming up is St. Patrick’s Day, which in itself is depressing because I’ve always hated kelly green and I don’t like beer. So what’s after that? Spring Break? I remember when I was in school, Spring Break was the best, but now as a boring old working adult, all it means is that I will be working while the 1% is on vacation I and won’t be able to find parking. At least I’ll be able to live vicariously through some of these vacationers through Rich Kids of Instagram while I’m filling up my gas-tank for $4.50 a gallon and wishing I could fuel my car with my own tears.

For those of you who are in the same boat as me, I’ve compiled a list of things we have at Spitfire Girl to keep you occupied on these shockingly cold and boring days.

Start coloring! Doodles by Taro Gomi is the greatest coloring book in the world. It’s no Disney Princess bothing nothingness coloring book, it lets you express yourself in a million different ways. To be honest, my freshman year in college I had this coloring book and would bring it to my labs and color during “The History of Life.”
 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Don’t play with fire? Why not? Draw to your rebellious heart’s content.
 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Have a ball…with balls! (Haha, balls.) Let’s be real, bouncy balls will always be fun. When I’m 97 years old and have fake hips and smell like moth balls, I will still kick my walker out of the way to play with a big giant bouncy ball. In this case, you have a whole bag full of them. Go wild.

 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Spend your next day off building a fort and making shadow puppets. I’m not talking about the old-fashioned two-fingers-look-like-a-bunny shadow puppets, I mean something really exciting – can your stupid hands make a goat? I doubt it.

 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Feeling cold AND lonely? Kill two birds with one stone. Get yourself five new friends AND warmth with these guys.

 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Didn’t celebrate the not-real holiday that is President’s Day? It’s never too late to honor good ol’ Abe with this flask.
 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

Why not educate yourself on human anatomy? There’s nothing better than learning! Stay in school, kids!

 The boring stretch between Christmas and Summer

These things should keep you busy for a little bit. In the meantime, come by the store and ~*Treat Yo Self*~ to these things or the hundreds of other fun goodies we have!