This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Beetle Kill And War Whores

Something facing Colorado that is here now and is not going away is beetle kill. The picture below give a striking example. It's worse in other places but that makes not one shit bit of difference because it will only get worse never better. This disease is changing Colorado in a dramatic way. This article from the Denver Post explains.

Every tree in the picture below except for the monster in the middle has it. Over the last couple years maybe ten trees have been removed but this fall almost all were hit. It may not look like it now but these trees are deader than a door nail as they say. Why they haven't hit the big one I don't know. It's just a matter of time. Many of these trees are huge and are 150 to 175 years old.

Needed to get to the back side of the golf course and on the way back shot this short video. Turn the sound down as it's just engine noise.

What I wish to illustrate is that any green tree you see is history as well. The hillside right now is at least 40% gone. The first house in the video took over two years to construct and is probably lived in maybe two months if that out of the year. The statistic from the local paper from a couple years ago said 64% of the homes in Steamboat Springs are lived in that amount of time. The houses seen close to the road are under construction. Many of these homes of course carry multi-million dollar price tags.

I gotta problem with this kind of shit. First of all if you don't live in it it's not your goddamn home it becomes something other and what that is I'm not sure. The people building these are not like us. These are the ones in the top one per cent who have benefited from the killer chimp's tax cuts. They are profiteer's of war no more no less. Fuck them and the lame dick horse they rode in on. Sonsofbitches. If that analogy is incorrect please clue me in.


  1. Dude, that beetle infestation is bad shit.
    Millions of dead trees equals HUMONGOUS fire danger!
    What the fuck are they gonna do, cut 'em all down?
    No, they can't.
    Bad fuckin news, that shit.
    Once they're dead, their dead,come summer time, one good thunderstorm is going to light that shit off like a box of matches.
    I hope them rich squatters have good insurance, better yet, I hope they don't.
    Remember what happened to Yellowstone, yer looking to see the same fuckin scenario.

  2. bustedknuckles, Yellowstone burned because they didn't manage it. The wolves are back, the snowpack is good this year.

    California, (middle $ Northern, we got chaparral here which is a whole nother story except for there's too many people on it) on the other hand, has the same problem onefly is talking about. Part of the problem is no small burns, no thinning, the beetles and million dollar homes that must be protected. Do the people in Colorado hire their own private fire protection as part of an insurance package also?

  3. Nunya-the answer to that has to be no. The reason is that where many of these are located it is next to impossible to protect them. Even with out the kill there can be extreme fire danger. There will be a time when conditions are right when wind,dryness and a lightning stike come together that will wipe all these out and there won't be a thing that can stop it. I suppose I should start feeling sorry for these fuckers now.