Wendy goes fishing for a possum -- or other 1,000-pound creature. . .
Wendy Parker runs it down: "Most members of Congress were unable to respond, as they were too busy practicing reading 'Green Eggs and Ham' for their dramatic and uninspired filibusters."
I can't help but be a little fixated on the government shutdown. Our parents are all paid by the government right now, either in the form of retirement or a paycheck. If their money is ...
"Whether you pay for it or not, coffee is king on the road, still out-selling energy drinks, and being consumed by 80% of the population on a daily basis. All hail the mighty bean."
"Attaching a bunch of stuff to a trucking cause that has nothing to do with trucking is the same thing the government does when they attach pork to a bill."
"It's hard to keep an optimistic outlook on life when you've been on the road for 12 days in crappy weather."
"Live and learn, and remember, what rots in Vegas, stays in Vegas."
Wendy and George buy a new -- used -- truck after a prior lease-purchase arrangement -- overall, Wedny says, it's a "proud and terrifying" experience...
Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles their adventures and her observations from the shotgun position in her blog and at their website, thegeorgeandwendyshow.weebly.com
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