Wendy Parker

ICE is important

In Case Of Emergency, or ICE, contacts can easily be added to your cell phone, and have been advocated for by paramedics and emergency response personnel.

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Powerfully connected with tiny cords

The magic and the wonder of a solar battery pack for a phone: "It doesn't get hot, it doesn't make my phone hot, and it charges with the energy of the freaking sun. ... Is my phone still tethered to something all the time? Yes. Yes it is. But that something can move with me, and no matter how many times I drop it, it won't die."

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She’s taking all the torque she can, Jim. We’re at critical mass.

Have you ever read something "so terrible you just can't imagine a real human being pieced it together and hope that someone has an imminently evil computer program to stitch together an AP article about trucking?" Plenty examples this week ...

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Notes on being attached

"Be safe out there – and keep an eye out for marauding fathers saving Mousies and blankets. (Like you need one more thing to watch out for...)"...

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Canada to move to Mexico if Trump is elected

As this report was going to press, developing news suggested Mexico had fired back with an announcement it would be relocating to Canada if Hillary Clinton is elected President of the United States in November, causing much concern over whether or not there will be a tear in the space-time continuum when migrating countries collide.

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She’s baaaack — Precious lives!

"I'm pretty sure it's against the law or at least a bad sin to love anything that wasn't birthed as much as I love this truck. I really didn't think I could be more attached to it, until we didn't see her for weeks."

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The art of complaining

"In a perfect trucking world, everyone who runs a company or business having anything to do with trucking would start out as a trucker ..." -- Wendy on the fact that that's just not possible ...

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Notes on being human

If you happen to be in Dallas today or tomorrow, do yourself a favor and stop at the show. Recharging your humanity battery while looking at pretty trucks will do a world of good for your soul. I know it has for mine.

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Dollar store dresses

"Attacking the symptoms of a disease only makes the patient comfortable until they die. Attacking the rot that causes the disease is what saves them."

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Dallas, here we come

Wendy looks forward to the Great American Trucking Show this week: "To say we're excited about the show this year is an understatement. It's been a rough year ..."

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