Wendy Parker

It’s OK to tell

"Most manufacturers really do want to hear why you don't like their product. It's a hassle consumers shouldn't have to go through, but how else do you expect them to make the product better?"

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Dances with a $52 chili dog

“Pay that much for a hot dog, it better have been touched by Kevin Costner himself.”

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The screaming bears of Montana

"So, I might not have seen a tapier in Oregon, or an owl in Washington, but I sure as hell have seen the screaming bears of Montana, and I lived to tell about it. #truckingisthebestjobever"

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Boldly breaking laws others aren’t allowed to break

Wendy back on the licensing soapbox -- "It is fundamentally against the law to practice any profession that requires a state-tested license without completing that license process."...

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Reefer gonna get ya’

The gargantuan mosquitoes of Alzada, Mont.: "I lost 25 lbs. and a large portion of my cognitive skills, but I gained a new respect for the reefers. All joking aside, thanks for what you do. It ain't easy being wheezy."

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Unidentifiable meat and the rubber breakfast biscuit

Healthier retail road-food choices: "I noticed a new combo recently – a meat and cheese cup. Layers of lovely greenish pepperoni, carefully adorned with slices of cheese so orange, if you choose not to eat it, you can always use it as a safety cone."

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Time is a frame of mind

Complexities abound in the lure of Washington state: "If we moved to the West Coast, I'd never know what time it is again." Seriously, mom?

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Snakes on the plains

"You know what happens in Ohio when it rains for months on end and the grass doesn't get cut, because you're away in a big truck and your teenage son loses his mind and doesn't mow? Snakes..."

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Returning to the Hobbit hole

Wendy reaches the end of another cross-country trucking journey: "My life is better because of trucking, and not just for the obvious reasons of having everything I need on the shelves when I go to buy it."

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Don’t ban me, bro

"I'd like to give a complete list of the banned items, thoughts, beliefs and actions, but the ban police might ban me from the interwebs if I do."

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