Wendy Parker

Taking one for the team

Wendy's GoPro video fail: "So Max, about the video, George says he'll take care of you and that I'm a dork.... It's nice to be loved."

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5 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.

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The indestructible bluetooth speaker

Sort of a holy grail, Wendy writes: It "fell fifteen feet out of my office window into a rock garden, sat there through a rain storm" and came out sounding great.

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I am funnier than ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’

"As I limp around America, I do so with the firm knowledge that I'm funnier than 'Hot Tub Time Machine.'"

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Seasonal affective disorder — dealing with the ‘winter blues’

SAD is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. Symptoms may typically start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

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Journey into the sun…

"To laugh out loud embodies what it means to be alive... Rest in peace, Jerry, may you ride that mower into the sun."

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The perils of eavesdropping

I hate it when people eavesdrop. And now you should step far away from me, because I'm going to be struck by lightning for being a total hypocrite. I don't like it when people eavesdrop on my conversations, but I feel an intense desire to eavesdrop on others. It's an affliction. I could blame it on the fact that no one seems to have a public filter anymore -- people will loudly discuss the most ...

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Nuggets of wisdom: Don’t forget your shower shoes

"There are a few things I've learned never to be without. Clorox wipes and baby wipes are indispensable, but don't get them mixed up."

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Dining options galore back home yield surprising choice

"For all my moaning about not having a lot of choices on the road, when I do have a choice, I choose something I can get on the road. I don't know if it means I'm just a gripe, or I miss the road so much I need to taste it somehow."

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Candy ‘The Girl’ Critchfield, produce hauler extraordinaire

Candy Critchfield has learned to love life on the road after years doing farm work.

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