Wendy Parker

Beware: Tasing is imminent

In which Wendy stays home for George's turn to Laredo and back, at which point she is gifted a taser. Look out!

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Driver appreciation, year-round

"Here's to a deep and sincere appreciation for all the truckers out there doing it right, every day of the week, every month of the year. Your commitment and sacrifice keep people who don't even think about what you do comfortable and safe. There's a lot to be said for that, and it should be said every day."

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Setting the mood with CB

It's a tool, not a toy, come on.

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Feeding the mind and body with color

Eating a variety of colorful food provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish your body. Here find a breakdown of colorful foods and the nutrients therein.

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Twinkle, twinkle little scar

"If you're polite and respectful, people will usually talk to you about pretty much anything, but do yourself a favor and if you're with my Mom, don't stare. You hear me?"

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The best advice I ever got about trucking

Wendy Parker runs down some answers to the question, including this nugget: “Listen to the old-timers in all their trucking BS -- there is always a grain of truth, and you learn something.”

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Driving Miss Bubble Witch in the autonomous sedan

"My mom and dad taught me a long time ago that if you make things too easy for someone, you're not doing them any favors. Driving is a responsibility, and if you're not down with accepting the responsibility, don't do it."

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Super-sizitis

"I'm starting the 'Regular Size Movement.' I'm going to order Happy Meals without having a child present and refuse to upsize for 99 cents."

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‘Train horn: first person brings me $25 can have it, come on.’

"Sitting in the parking lot of some truck stops is like having a live version of “Home Shopping Network.” People sell all kinds of things on what I refer to as 'CB-bay.'"

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Creepy crawlies and questionable questions

"Here's an important tip to remember: if someone walks up to you in a truck stop with a cup and asks you to describe what's in it, just run. Don't even bother looking, because it's either going to be gross or scary."

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