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.


If I Only had An Ear

UPDATE 7/208 The biopsy came back negative. I am lucky. Just found out my friend's came back negative also. YES!!!

Still have most of my ear. Nine days until the results of the biopsy. One of my buds mentioned below was at the same office same doctor same procedure. 20 bucks for me today and $300 for him yesterday. There will never be meaningful legislation passed in this country until people are put in office that cast their votes for what is in the best interests of us and our country and not for what is in the best interest of corporations. This is just bull shit.

An Oregon man, given less than a year to live, had a complete remission of advanced deadly skin cancer after an experimental treatment that revved up his immune system to fight the tumors.

Immunotherapy has become the most promising approach" to late-stage, death-sentence skin cancers

none of the eight other patients in the study did as well. It's not clear why

Well find out dammit. I know of five people at least who have this. Have an appointment today myself and we'll see. They'll probably want to lop off my goddamn ear. Along with two other buds who have it on one ear there may be a bunch of ear less bastards running around town.

No matter what this article shows some promise. Get the fuck after it! Chop chop.


  1. geeze, I hope they do get on it and I hope you hear good news soon.

    the mecidal system in this country is just insane. want civilized medicine: try Canada, Norway, France, even England for god's sake! we aren't in the top ten even for advanced medical care.

  2. glad ya still have most of your ear and sending ya warm, healing positive thoughts (along with fingers and toes crossed) that the results are good.

  3. Thanks girls. I do not think it's that serious and was being a smart ass more than anything. The rate of sakin cancer is alarming here and the doctor said the same.

    So what if I have a notched ear like they do to pigs-I'll still be better looking that Rove. tb

  4. good thoughts
    and what is the result

  5. Should be towards the end of the week DCap. My bud should find out the day before me and that same day he was diagnosed with cancer from a previous biopsy. We'll see and if it is I think it will be a minor issue.