Wendy Parker

Polishing in 30-second intervals

"Welcome to Springtime in Ohio, folks. Put on your water wings, wind sails and parkas, and exit through the gift shop, please!"

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Is your gut in order?

Does Wendy enjoying exercising? Grumpy cat answers, but the MATS2GATS Fitness Challenge is increasingly motivational for her and many others in practicing better health.

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‘The Monkey’s Paw’ for a thousand, Alex

"I found it under my seat. The seat that would be cursed forever with hateful monkey paw germs and juju. I came out of the truck like a rocket when I saw it. I almost touched it. It was horrible."...

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Knowing me, knowing you

"If you didn't just have an Abba moment, we probably can't be friends." Wendy's notes on idiosyncratic soundtracks, personality, sing-alongs on the road, and more...

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The four-barrel carburetor of coffee makers

Wendy revisits the subject of the French press for on-the-road coffee making. in part with "Daily Rant" blogger Salena Lettera. ...

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Why shoes matter

Allegory, anyone? "The only flaw Karen had was the occasional habit of buying cheap shoes, and even worse, talking her friends into buying cheap shoes."

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Notes on self-care

Dealing with stress with some me time: “Well, I'm sitting under my desk with the cat, a bag of marshmallows and a fuzzy blanket. In my world, that's perfectly fine, but I feel like others may judge the situation harshly.” ...

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MATS2GATS lives again!

The MATS2GATS fitness challenge, an idea from James Crowley of Texomatic pictures, returns this year, challenging drivers to take the months in between MATS and GATS to improve their health and physical condition.

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Still got it, after all these years

In which Wendy tells Lee Greenwood he makes her cry: "I'm no good under pressure. I'm much better when I can sit down and write things, except 99 percent of the time I'm writing them after the fact, and they're actually considered 'apologies' and not 'blog posts.'"

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Don’t use Marty Robbins as a navigator

"Sometimes, Marty Robbins lies and life on the road is hard."

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