I chaperoned my first bill out of committee the other day. It's not a controversial bill and it shouldn't have much of an impact on anyone's life, but it makes tax evasion just that much more difficult and it was really cool to see the system at work. Cool and scary.
Yesterday a couple state senators busted into the three-person office I work in and claimed to be maintenance workers. They proceeded to commandeer a desk to discuss finance issues. I tried to follow what they were looking at since I recognized that at least one of them was a senator, but it was beyond my knowledge level. Still, it was a neat experience.
I'm really enjoying my job. But I haven't cooked in a week since they feed us so much. When I think back at all the incredible people I've met so far, it's truly amazing. I'm a very fortunate man.
And speaking of good things, check out this excellent recipe (it's perfect for those times when you're fed a lot, because it lasts for ages in the fridge):
My girlfriend introduced me to the recipe that I've adapted, but she found it here: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/06/grilled-corn-cheddar-quinoa/
1 c. Quinoa
2 c. Water
1 c. Frozen Corn
1 bunch Chopped Cilantro
8 oz. Shredded Smoked Cheddar
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Olive Oil as needed.
Bring two cups of Water to a boil, add the Quinoa, and cook for 15 minutes. Then add the Corn, Salt and Pepper, and Olive Oil. After a short amount of time, add the Cheddar and Cilantro and stir until Cheese is melted.