Wendy Parker

Twinkle, twinkle little scar

| September 12, 2014

"If you're polite and respectful, people will usually talk to you about pretty much anything, but do yourself a favor and if you're with my Mom, don't stare. You hear me?"

The best advice I ever got about trucking

| September 11, 2014

Wendy Parker runs down some answers to the question, including this nugget: “Listen to the old-timers in all their trucking BS -- there is always a grain of truth, and you learn something.”

Driving Miss Bubble Witch in the autonomous sedan

| September 10, 2014

"My mom and dad taught me a long time ago that if you make things too easy for someone, you're not doing them any favors. Driving is a responsibility, and if you're not down with ...

Super-sizitis

| September 07, 2014

"I'm starting the 'Regular Size Movement.' I'm going to order Happy Meals without having a child present and refuse to upsize for 99 cents."

‘Train horn: first person brings me $25 can have it, come on.’

| September 05, 2014

"Sitting in the parking lot of some truck stops is like having a live version of “Home Shopping Network.” People sell all kinds of things on what I refer to as 'CB-bay.'"

Creepy crawlies and questionable questions

| September 03, 2014

"Here's an important tip to remember: if someone walks up to you in a truck stop with a cup and asks you to describe what's in it, just run. Don't even bother looking, because it's ...

Edgar, beware

| August 31, 2014

In which Wendy meets Edgar Hansen of the "Deadliest Catch" series: "Sometimes, meeting people you love to watch on television is hard."

Roadkill diaries: Armadillo zombies

| August 29, 2014

"I stop bothering with variety in roadkill during the stretch between San Antonio and Laredo. Everything is shriveled up and blows away about an hour after it's hit. The only thing that remains intact enough ...

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles their adventures and her observations from the shotgun position in her blog and at their website, http://www.thegeorgeandwendyshow.com/index.html

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