Last night I attended a banquet for the National Immigration Forum at the Mayflower Hotel, where I was a guest speaker. I had planned to eat dinner before hand -- knowing that a sit-down dinner was to be served. Unfortunately, the Rules Committee hearing on the Defense Bill went extra long. I didn't have a chance to eat.
I was extremely hungry. The hors d'oeuvres looked terrific -- so did the red wine. I settled for a glass of tap water.
Thankfully, my wife, Lisa, arrived at the beginning of the dinner with an egg and cheese sandwich on a tortilla. I ate it in 3 seconds (people looked at me as if I were crazy).
Luckily, the Rules Committee was called back into session and I had to leave before everyone was served.
This morning I attended a fundraiser in my honor at Bistro Bis restaurant at the Hotel George. I brought a banana for breakfast. Others were served eggs, bacon, potatoes, sweet rolls, butter, jam and great smelling coffee. I had water with my banana. I would have killed for one slice of bacon (too many people watching).
Jo Ann, Jan and I had lunch together in Jo Ann's office. I traded my lentils for JoAnn's salad of lettuce and chicken (it looked better and tasted better...besides I had lentils for lunch yesterday).
Lisa and I are trying to be careful not to eat too much. Our groceries need to last 7days! It is especially difficult to not want to eat at receptions, breakfasts and dinners.
Tonight I am going to a Hillary Clinton event at the home of Ambassador Elizabeth and Smith Bagely's house. Once again, it's a sit down dinner. I am bringing my own dinner -- chicken and rice in tupperware.