Wendy Parker

Ready, set … Go to MATS!

Sometimes, beauty is hard.... Things get weird as Wendy coordinates the outfits for her son's senior pictures, likewise her own for MATS.

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It’s the little things, like Google

Not rocket science: Allow small things to go faster than large things... they'll explode into stardust when they hit the large things.

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Danny can drive it

Meet Auto DriveAway contract driver Danny Murdock and several of the specially-equipped vocational trucks that are his rolling freight.

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‘Cheap diesel’ makes my eye twitch

"I think the FMCSA should implement a rule that says if anyone uses the argument that 'diesel is cheap'" to justify low rates "they are rendered a swift and brutal throat punch."

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Learning the support ropes: D’Ann Shapiro-Landman

How Shapiro-Landman transitioned to "glove-box office" manager for her husband's soon-to-be-minted owner-operator business after a law enforcement career.

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Jeff Clark is a good egg

Dust-up over an eating contest at MATS and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' prototypical driver yields insights: "I'm not a troublemaker, I'm a concerned citizen. Most of the time."

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I’m not crazy, just a product of the 70s

Wendy talks to a long-failing computer: "There's a distinct possibility we'll be having a Best Buy Intervention when we get home, and if I get arrested for talking to a vacuum cleaner, I blame Sid and Marty Crofft."

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Earning your cool

Clorox wipes or baby wipes: There's a difference. "While I have personally met people who could probably benefit from a Clorox armpit bath, it's generally considered a bad idea to put bleach on your skin, and I try to refrain from it as much as possible."

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Fluent talk-to-text and autocorrect

"I think our son may be a cat burglar ... Sometimes, technology makes life harder than it needs to be."

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New rules for those making new rules

"If the word “data” is used once, it's used 77,000 times and I vote that, hereafter, the gubmint is not allowed to use the word more than once in a report, unless of course, they're referring to the Star Trek character..."

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