Ashley Bryanne Smith
They Drove All Night

Name: Ashley Bryanne Smith
Hometown: Longview, TX

Current Location: East village in NYC

Astrological Sign: Saggitarius

Describe something that has changed the way you view the world: Books. A book is like looking through someone else’s eyes. Reading can teach you so much.
How do you fight the blues? A pint of cookie dough ice cream and the Queens of the Stone Age.
What song best describes your life? “Brainstorm” by the arctic monkeys, the beat is so sporadic and crazy. Exactly how I like to live my life.
How do you spend your time when you’re not working? Painting, riding bikes or vegging out the couch with my boyfriend Erik.
Describe the person you love the most: My sister Amanda, she is the funniest and most influential person in my life. She was always there for me when I needed her the most. She is nine years older than me.  Im quite certain that i wouldn’t be the strong person I am today without her.
What would you like to do before you die? Play in band with my closest friends. rock out and let go of everything, that’s a feeling I think everyone should know before they die.
What is your life’s mantra? ‘You have to be smarter than the machine your working with’.
Describe your perfect day: I’d start the day with oatmeal with my boyfriend. Then my sister would come over and us three would go bike riding. We would ride our bikes all the way over to the beach where we would swim and talk and paint until it was lunch time. Then we would have a picnic on the beach. After lunch, we would go and see a show, Broadway musical or rock concert. My sister would leave afterwards and erik and I would go have dinner at the best Mexican restaurant in the city. Afterwards we’ll go dance on our roof top and throw eggs at all the honking cars below.

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