wendy parker

The vivid soundtrack of our trucking lives

| September 28, 2012

So much of our time on the road is occupied with music. We rarely ride without the soundtrack of life playing in the background.

Seller, beware: I’m armed with an oatmeal pie

| September 26, 2012

I turned around to see a very tall, very dirty man. He had a duffel bag over his shoulder and was holding a spray bottle full of yellow liquid.

What happens after Butter Jesus melts down

| September 23, 2012

We live in Southern Ohio and when we're traveling towards home on I-75, we always pass the Butter Jesus.

Why I leave truck stop gabbing to my husband

| September 21, 2012

My husband will speak to any human being within earshot. Actually, most of the time, they speak to him first.

Identifying black, furry things

| September 19, 2012

Her look said something to the effect of, "Please leave here before you stupid yourself to death in the parking lot."

Notes on death and laughter

| September 17, 2012

No matter how dismal things seem, if you can find one thing to laugh about, you've won.

More here than meets the eye

| September 14, 2012

I've held out on the glasses thing. I tell myself as long as I can see the computer to type, I'm good.

The high price of notoriety

| September 12, 2012

It's a completely strange experience to walk into a truck stop and see a whole rack of magazines with your picture on the front.

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