Wendy Parker

The real effect of the new hours rules

The people who make the rules of the road should have to see a grown man running around in his underwear in the middle of the night before they make everyone park at the same time.

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Gators, mailboxes, clowns and other road debris

Have you ever had to dodge "a guy in full clown makeup and a guy with a snake wrapped around his neck stopped, both out of their cars and arguing in the fast lane? No?"

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Tractor-trailers: The new storks

After a conversation with Wendy, a four-year-old to her Mom: “That lady said he brings everything in a truck, he brought my shoes and he's going to bring our baby when it comes!”

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Easy bobtail getaway: Ky.’s Natural Bridge State Park

Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Park offers hiking, fishing, camping, cozy accommodations and plenty of R&R opportunities amid spectacular natural settings.

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Do not smell this sandwich

“Miss, could I get you to smell this for me and tell me if it's good. The date says today, but I never trust 'em. Can't smell too good, myself.” / “You should ask your doctor if you have questions!”

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On updates and pop-ups

Wendy's "love/hate relationship with technology continues to blossom – mostly toward the hate side."

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Cellulitis: What it is and how to avoid it

Preventing this skin infection is a simple matter of good skin care -- attending to an infection quickly once it's present, however, can be crucial in preventing development of bigger issues.

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Educational opportunity at the grocery

For want of JIT load: "I watched a little kid have a near seizure because there were no Lucky Charms on the shelf. (I myself was somewhat disappointed, but refrained from throwing myself to the floor and screaming, unlike the kid.)"

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Wash hands, prevent crashes

I have it on good authority the FMCSA will be unveiling their “We are the Borg” campaign sometime next year. It will require drivers to look directly into an inward-facing dashcam every 30 seconds and moo.

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To lump or not to lump, that is the question

George pays a $215 lumper fee, and Wendy gets a good story out of it. "They're now called 'freight handlers,' I'm told. You can call 'em The Queen of England, for all I care, it doesn't change the fact that they're extortionists."

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