Thanks for stopping by! I'm AshPash, member of the web team here at Clear Channel Charleston. I am one of the team members here that works on our websites, social media and getting you all the latest in entertainment and music.
I was born in Augusta, GA, but raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Apologies in advance for being a yankee! Everyone in the Carolinas has been very hospitable, as anticipated in the South.
I'll be posting here regularly with stuff that interests me: pop culture, technology, new music, funny observations and more. Bookmark this page and check back soon!
Favorite Bands: Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Three Dog Night, Allman Brothers, Heart, Journey, Foreigner. Outside of what Q plays: Adele, Joss Stone, Ben Harper, Mumford and Sons, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Prince, Michael Jackson, Fiona Apple, Luke Cunningham, Randy Houser, Willie Nelson, Hank Jr, George Jones, Ray Price, etc. Pretty eclectic.
Favorite Teams: Ohio State Buckeyes, South Carolina Gamecocks, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns. I am a huge college football fan, first and foremost.
Favorite Food: I could alternate between Chinese, Mexican and good Lowcountry seafood all 3 meals of the day.
Favorite Movies: Kill Bill, Forrest Gump, the latest Batman Trilogy, When Harry Met Sally, Pulp Fiction, anything Scorcese, I Love You Man, Iron Man, Inception, etc.
I have ever once done this in my life and never plan to (that's not to say I'm a goody-two-shoes...*wink*) and honestly, I never really got why people ever started this habit. Both of my parents did it as I was growing up and I always just thought it was yucky. Plus, it did NOTHING good for my allergies. But now, it's been pegged as the #1 preventable cause of death for Americans.
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People who smoke cigarettes take at least 10 years off their life expectancy. TEN YEARS! On the other hand, those who kick the habit before age 40 reduce the additional risk of death from smoking by about 90%. The study examined data from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey between 1997 and 2004, and also found that women who smoke now die at a similar rate as men.
Have you tried to stop but haven't been able to? Is it your new years resolution? If you're giving it a shot, know that I'm rooting for you...you can live a healthier life! Plus, we need to keep all the listeners we can! Ha!