Wendy Parker

For want of quiet sleep

| April 19, 2013

"I'm not the only weird thing on the road. Keep your tinfoil hats close and beware the aliens in flatbeds."

Why confiscation is unlikely

| April 18, 2013

Overdrive's Wendy Parker: "Here is a very basic, bare bones answer to the question of what process is required to make a change in the Bill of Rights: It's not easy to do."

Momma Bears put out cab fires, slap tornadoes…

| April 17, 2013

"A tornado was coming and my own Mother heaved a queen-size mattress into a 4-by-6 bathroom with one arm while simultaneously dragging and throwing me under it with the other. She broke the door off ...

15-foot cleavage holds more than one bad idea

| April 15, 2013

"The trifecta. First: giant, billboard-sized boobies are a definite distraction, I don't care who you are... Second, get a CDL in three days? On what planet is this legal or sane?"

Eyes on eye health

| April 13, 2013

Vision care isn't all about reactive procedures -- preventive measures can range from simple protection in the form of sunglasses to diet and exercise modifications.

Only poke the snake if you know it’s not poisonous

| April 12, 2013

"Life is easier when you can read people. Any situational outcome is pretty much decided in the first five seconds of the transaction."

Improving truckers’ public image — or not

| April 10, 2013

"While I don't think it's necessary to wear a tie to garner respect, I do feel it's necessary to properly cover your genitals when in public. Please. For the love of God."

New Mexico haven ‘like heaven’

| April 09, 2013

The Crossroads Family Restaurant in Logan, N.M., is worth a stop -- if for nothing more than the outgoing personality of its owner, Jimmy Liles.

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles her adventures and observations as a newcomer to the trucking world at her website, thegeorgeandwendyshow.com. She has been published in Funny Times magazine, as well as the online magazines Out of the Gutter, Flash Fiction Offensive and Cracked.

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