Wendy Parker

Do you have a permit for that?

Annals of obstruction: If such questions keep up, Wendy says, she's may just require sources sign a "waiver ... to read my articles from now on."

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More holidays to celebrate — or ignore

That's right, Hoodie Hoo Day is a real, copyrighted holiday, celebrated on Feb. 20. People run outside at high noon, raise their hands in the air, and yell, “Hoodie Hoo!” | more lesser-known holidays ...

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You know you’re an idiot when…

"Hey, guess what? Fifth-wheel grease stains everything...." Wendy knows because, well, she touched it...

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Short fuses at the fuel island

"They have people scheduled to maintain the snack bar -- why couldn't they schedule someone to maintain the fuel-isle flow? I would gladly give up a rolling rack of butt rockets for a fuel island attendant."

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Gird your loins because hell has frozen over

"I applaud the trucker who let ride with him -- you're a brave fellow. When I asked George if he'd let Anne do a ridealong with him, he flat out said, 'Hell no.'"

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Novembeard leads to Christmoustache

Weirdest family conversation ever -- on the subject of November, facial hair, wigs and more.

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Road fever is contagious

The Parker family squabbles: Son's got road fever, daughter's itching for her chance -- that leaves Wendy wondering what happened to her ringside seat to the journey...

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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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