Wendy Parker

When you really, really, really love truckin’

Meet Susanne Taylor and her son, Josh, whose "love for big trucks is unparalleled. Their field trips to the travel plaza are specifically for Josh to be among the “big boys,” and see as many trucks as he can see. He's amassed a group of trucking buddies who love him as much as he loves them."

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Does he bring the babies?

Sometimes, educating is hard. "“They come on a truck, like almost everything in the store. My husband and I have a lot of friends who haul produce, the truckers bring all this stuff.” Not the babies, of course...

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You get what you pay for

The maxim might not always be true. "Bad websites. Scammers. They're out there, and if you see them pass the information along or report it."

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Letters to the future

"It's kind of hard to decide what to tell someone in the future. As nutty as the world is today, there's really not much advice to give, except for, 'Keep your head on a swivel.' While it's excellent advice, it's not really profound."

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Notes on vernacular

“Keep yer panties on, son, I got a full-grown with a capture in the breakdown, I'll mosey out of your way momentarily... stand by.” Feel me?

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Mystery Science Theater Super Bowl 2017

George, as Wendy's running commentary continues: “I've listened to Mystery Science Theater Super Bowl for almost three hours, do you think we could just be quiet during overtime?”

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Do it right, even if it’s ugly

Bit of tribute to the open-deckers running high, wide, heavy, ugly: "Sometimes you get to be Elvis, and sometimes you're Jed Clampett, but both of them pay the bills. Do it right, even if it's ugly."

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Sacrifices to the highway spirits

When the highway spirits took an impact drill battery in lieu of a sacrificial offering: "Sometimes, obeying strict superstitions on the road is hard."

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Anybody got a copy on the dinosaurs, come on?

Before you turn the CB off, take a tip from the dinosaurs out here: "Sometimes, being the one and only person who will break with something positive can change the entire mood from grumpy bugs to brothers and sisters of the road, and I challenge each of you to be that person."

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Building the gremlin wall

"Engine trouble is straightforward with our Detroit. It's the dang electrical gremlins that baffle and make us crazy. Those and the black hole that sucks socks and lighters into it.... Sometimes, it's hard to build walls. Even for gremlins."

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