Do fat lives matter?

In a candid discussion on my Facebook wall about Black Panther, I was wondering something….why is it still ok to make fun of fat people? There’s an assumption fat people deserve it, can change it, and that how we look is “less than.” Especially for women. We champion gay rights, black lives matter, and theContinue reading “Do fat lives matter?”

Vote for Backseat Writer as one of the Best Blogs in the Lehigh Valley!

Guess what?  Someone (I’m pretty sure it was my mom) nominated Backseat Writer as one of the best blogs in the Lehigh Valley (that’s where I live for you out-of-towners)!  But I need you to vote for me so I can win the prestigious title of being one of the best blogs in the Valley.Continue reading “Vote for Backseat Writer as one of the Best Blogs in the Lehigh Valley!”

Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC

Hear ye, hear ye!  I have updated parts of Backseat Writer’s Review Policy and added a bit of plain speak to my FTC Disclosure.  Read on, you know you want to… REVIEW POLICY Request for reviews/interview/marriage proposals can be sent to Why, yes, I would love to review your album, book, movie, or product! Continue reading “Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC”

Amy’s Favorite Things, Vol. 2

Since Oprah dropped the ball on her favorite things this year, it looks like I’m going to have to take up the slack (incidentally, I’ll also be taking over for Oprah when the daytime talk show queen turns in her microphone).  I’m sorry I won’t be able to send Backseat Writers a crap load ofContinue reading “Amy’s Favorite Things, Vol. 2”

Amy’s Trip to Florida, Part 1

During the last week of October, I went to Florida with my mom and my best friend, Sarah.  We had a great time laughing, swimming, exploring, and letting our hair down–so to speak!  Getting a sinus/double ear infection on the way back was not so fun, but hey, at least I wasn’t gagging up phlegmContinue reading “Amy’s Trip to Florida, Part 1”

Pretty Pets in Costumes with a Pumpkin, Take 2

After deciding to adorn my pumpkin with a bow, I decided to adorn my pets with their Halloween costumes.  Yes, I put my dogs in Halloween costumes–not only at Halloween, but also sometimes just for fun.  And, of course, I took pictures.  Maddy the Shih Tzu (white/gray)  loves dressing up while Cassie the Peekapoo (tan) Continue reading “Pretty Pets in Costumes with a Pumpkin, Take 2”

My Pretty Pumpkin

We’ve had the pumpkin for over a few weeks now sitting on the floor in a plastic bag.  Since I’m back from my whirlwind Florida trip and sick as a dog, I decided it was finally time to decorate that bad boy. Using a Sharpie marker, metallic star stickers, and glittery fairy stickers, I madeContinue reading “My Pretty Pumpkin”

Photo Essay:: Cape Cod, Part 1

In September, I went on a lovely trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  But due to an insanely busy schedule, I haven’t been able to post my photos.  However, I decided to give you a sneak peek of what’s going to come… I went on a Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch and finally got to see humpbackContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Cape Cod, Part 1”

The Fold Asks Listeners To Stare Future In the Face Through Unique Contest

IF YOU COULD STARE YOUR FUTURE IN THE FACE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? That’s the question THE FOLD is asking listeners to answer through artwork, YouTube videos, and Twitter messages, posted on a special website–DEARFUTURECOMEGETME.COM.  While the “Dear Future” project may become an entity in its own right, for now, the band is running aContinue reading “The Fold Asks Listeners To Stare Future In the Face Through Unique Contest”

Photo Essay:: Urban Beauty

Beauty.  The word summons up images of lovely ladies decked out in finery, fields of flowers, and glorious sunsets–not gritty train tracks, rust stains, old  buildings, and abandoned shopping carts.  Of course, beauty is the eye of the beholder, and since it I’m the one holding the camera, I try to offer the world glimpsesContinue reading “Photo Essay:: Urban Beauty”