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.
(Photo Courtesy of me, Ashleigh, at Guilty Pleasures...not at home, I promise! Ha!)
So...I'll admit it. I read the Fifty Shades of Gray books..and LOVED them. You're probably thinking you couldn't possibly read anything more risque than Anastasia and Christian's rendevous, but you'd be wrong! Check out these memoirs, written by women that are anything but tame...this is 50 Shades of real life! If you see me at Barnes and Noble up and towne Centre later on today, steer clear!
The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir by Toni Bentley: Former New York Ballet dancer details her spiritual awakening through sex - just in case the title didn't tip you off!
Learning To Drive by Katha Pollitt: This feminist poet's memoir has everything in it - sex, family drama, heart break and even the Facebook stalking of an ex-boyfriend!
Once Upon a Secret by MiMi Alford: This NJ born grandma penned her memoir detailing all aspects of her 18-month affair with JFK while she was a summer intern at the White House!
The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet: This French writer penned her graphic memoir in 2002 detailing her explorations in orgies and discovering her sexual freedom – critics have claimed this is the most explicit book about sex ever written by a woman!
Candy Girl by Diablo Cody: This witty author of Juno once worked as a full time stripper and this blog-turned-memoir is her detailed description of that time in her life.