Wendy Parker

From one diseased, unhealthy animal to another

"We all know these things are bad for us, but it doesn't make them any less delicious."

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The gall-bladder revelation

"Should I get my CDL?"

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Color stimulates the brain

The science of color has been intrinsically entwined with the psychology of color from the beginning. It's one of the few disciplines that cuts across the boundaries of art, biology, physics, psychology, chemistry and geology.

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Shower me with a little love

...and a skyhook for good measure.

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On the road again

"George swears no one in Austin has a job. He says people call each other and make plans to follow one another around in their cars all day, because that's the only way Austin can have rush-hour traffic indefinitely. "

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Campfire stories

"One of the very best hings about MATS this year was being able to park in the Papa John's lot and hang out with people who have been in the trucking industry since Jesus had a new pair of sandals."

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Wrap-up from complete and utter over-stimulation

Wendy on the news out of MATS and her own experience there, ultimately: "Anyway, I'm optimistic, because I like to be optimistic. Otherwise I get cranky and I can't even stand myself."

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Observations from the dark side

"If you do go to MATS, take the time to go over to the Papa John's parking lot and rub elbows with the regular guys – we've met some of the most decent human beings on this earth in that parking lot, and you don't need a press pass to do that."

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Safety will be the death of us

"Progress of the species is retarded when there is no failure. You can't keep someone safe from themselves: no matter how many rules you impose, there are human beings out there who will continue to test the limits. "

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Helping hands are hard to find

"The Precious" gets some custom vinyl lettering -- "Never underestimate the value of good help. Who else is going to hand you stuff..."

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