Wendy Parker

Translating talk-to-text practice

Wendy, preparing for the five-year overhaul of hand surgery: "Sometimes, translation is hard."

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Notes on civility

"This isn't one of those New York Times pieces about 'how sad and awful it is to be a trucker.' ... There are a lot of very positive people in this industry, and on Earth as a whole, you just have to seek them out sometimes. And when you do find them, emulate them."

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Bits and pieces

Bit of a thought experiment here, a well-wish for a happy birthday to Troy Huddleston and some info on the Brookville, Ohio, Take Pride Truck Show, all set for next Friday and Saturday -- will you be there?

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Thunder rolls and anaconda blankets

Wendy's exegesis on the lored “thunder blanket for humans, ... a blanket that weighs enough to 'give you the sensation of being gently hugged.'" It's advertisements promise "to simulate a 'loving squeeze' for people who feel anxious."

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First time for everything

In which Wendy takes heat for being "reasonable" relative to ELDs ... "I know, right? The words 'reasonable' and 'Wendy Parker' have probably never been used together in a sentence one single time..."

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Five-year overhaul, comin’ right up

"Well folks, the shark bite-Frankenstein hand is shot again. It's time for my five-year overhaul, and I really wouldn't mention it I feel like I should probably explain why I appear to be giving the finger to the entire world, 24/7, just in case photos surface."

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Bakking into the future

Driver Luke Haen's "Bakkab" portable back-up camera for the most difficult of maneuvers: "Luke realized that no matter how good someone was at backing a trailer, there would always be times when the angle was just impossible, or the line of vision was blocked ... Bakkab was born."

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Friends don’t let friends kiss rattlesnakes

"Next time you ramble on down to Florida, don't be surprised a 'bit' if there are signs at all the rest areas discouraging you from trying to be intimate with a rattlesnake."

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Nice sentiments

The ELD mandate drawing closer ... "I've noticed a lot more people deciding to protest the rule. I appreciate the feelings: I'm the first one to say, 'Stand up to the gubmint,' but I've got one question: Where were y'all all those years ago when we were begging people to make comments?" ...

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Passing the tandems

Wendy's son offers this revelation to George: “Dad, I want you to teach me to drive the truck and help me get into the trucking business.” Wendy's still processing: "I'll just be over here in the corner, with a fresh bag of lead paint chips..."

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