Friday, October 15, 2010

The Adventures of Rudee

While my knitting projects have been straight up and rather boring lately, my nursing escapades have not. I took a vacation day today for the hell of it, and after a nice long lie-in, I'm finally up and preparing something I can knit in the dark while my son and I are at the movies this afternoon. We're going to see, Red.

My son is one of my movie-going buddies. After his classes yesterday, he came home and announced we were going to watch Woody Harrelson in, Zombieland, and promptly turned it on. While this genre of movie isn't typically my cup of tea, and I really hate movies that scare me, this particular picture was funny. We laughed off and on for close to two hours.

It was then that I got the call out to see someone at a campground.

No lie.

Thinking it was a joke, I explored further. I'd seen this person in a brick and mortar home more than once, but had no idea that camping had sounded like a good idea for a rainy October vacation to that family, and now that the patient had a need for a nurse, we were going to drag that nurse kicking and pouting all the way to a campground and just after she'd finished watching Zombieland.

Imagine yourself trying to find a needle in a haystack in the darkness of night and you have an idea of what I was trying to find last night--a camping patient staying forty miles from my home. If I hadn't known this person, I would not have gone.

I did get in and out of there without running into any zombies, but it was incredibly creepy to such an imaginative human. I'm still trying to get the hairs on the back of my neck to lay flat again.


13 comments:

Stephanie V said...

You have such great adventures. But a campground? Really, really weird. Hope you enjoy Red. It looks like a good one. But then I'm a big Bruce Willis fan.

Silliyak said...

How can we be sure this is really you and not just a zombie version of you?

Rudee said...

Sillliyak...trust me. Bwahahahaha.

Brenda said...

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is as scary as I watch. Ha...Just kidding...sort of. Oh my...you really do run into some odd situations. Being called to a camping site. My son also loves films and going to the movies. Have a great weekend.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh my, d#1 has had to do those night trips many a time, she is in mgt. now and no longer in the field but she still travels alot. really a lot. buggers.

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxoxox

Michaela said...

I saw Zombieland too. I love Woody Harrelson. I loved the line, "someone's about to get their hair smoothed over their ear..." BTW I can't believe you can KNIT in the DARK! Is there no end to your talent? xxooo

Gail said...

Adventures inside and out!

BJ said...

Oh Rudee! I never watch scarey things.....because those things always come back into my head at the right time to scare the bejesus out of me!

You deserve much, much credit for making that tromp to a campground to see a patient! God bless you Rudee! I would not/could not...Sam I Am!!!!!

sapphireblue said...

I love "the rules". If the zombies come for me, I'm so out of shape, they are going to get me.

SkippyMom said...

I will just let my icon speak for itself Rudee.

Trust me. I would.

Rudee said...

Skippy, I'd steal your cane to beat the zombie. You can have it back when I'm done.

SkippyMom said...

hee - um you can keep it darling. ;)

Silliyak said...

Did you hear what the zombie said when he found a zombie couple "necking" on the street? "GET A TOMB!"