A woman appears in a business suit with a small pile of papers, it all looks very organized, and pulls them out one by one. She thanks me for my participation, and says it will be a very educational experience. Each paper has an assignment for me. One says I will be spending a day with the Swedish ambassador, another has me working with a corporate polluter, followed by a day helping Rep. Schweikert write a Green Bill. All of the assignments are in New York City, and in the back of my mind I am regretting having volunteered for this program because I hate NYC. I am supposed to spend a week there, each day on a different assignment.
I am in what looks like the building's health club, on a balcony overlooking the pool. Winston Churchill, fully dressed, is at my elbow, smoking an odorless cigar, and it is apparent we have become buddies during my assignment with him. He is making snide comments as Schweikert dumps a wheelbarrow load of ice into the pool. Churchill comes up with a large blue plastic tub with inset handles, and throws it into the pool. I starts scooping up ice by itself. I turn to Churchill and say "good idea!" and we both continue to watch the tub. But after the initial ice capture, it is caught in an eddy, and sinks to the bottom of the pool. "Not such a good idea," says Winston.