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.


Yes Racing Can Kill You

The words added on to this video express exactly what crossed my mind when I saw it. What are these people thinking putting a wall at the end of the strip and why didn't the racers themselves say something? This was at English Town drag strip in New Jersey a track with a very long history in drag racing where this 47 year old man and father got his start. Sympathies to the Kalitta family and all racers understand the risks but it doesn't make the pain any less.

I am a fan of drag racing because that's what we did when I was young and if I could afford it now I'd be burn'in rubber as I write this just because you know it's the American way for some of us.

Even with this tragedy I encourage all if you have not to experience at least once in your life a NHRA national event. It's expensive at least 50-60 bucks but go on a Saturday when they qualify as it's one run after another. To experience a top fueler or funny car is something you will never forget in your lifetime if you have not seen it in person. Bring some good ear protection!


  1. YES Liberality amazingly so but that's not half of it. They say these motors produce 7000HP but since their life span is so short they can't be dynoed. After each run at least for the nitro motors they are rebuilt. You can feel the pressure from these pounding on your body.

    It also seems a bit blurry and a friend said I think it's because my eyeballs are bouncing and I think he's correct. Then to go down to the end and watch these things come through the lights at 320+ is a trip in itsself. The sport is very corporate as expected because the costs are astronomical but it is amazing for sure.

    I have been to only three national events and hope to go to the Mile Hi Nationals this year taking some people who have never been.

    There are some very good women drivers in all the classes.

    Along with the ticket you are allowed a pit pass and you can get get up close to these drivers as I have with Scott Kalitta. Think about it and thanks for asking.