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.


Patriotism & Independence Day

The 4th of July was always a big deal of course as a kid and even as a young adult. I was lucky to not have hurt myself with some of the things that were lit off but have seen some get hurt. Sure is different now.

Liberality writes this short post that is very fitting and could not be said any better.

The Ornery Bastard asks what has changed.

I ask as this nation party's today and through the weekend how many will be discussing the state of our country and how different from past 4th's this one is. Just how shitty do conditions need to be before people from both sides begin to question. Can't afford that tank of oil to get to Grandma's this weekend blame the chimp. Losing your house because you lost your job well then you shouldn't have voted for this imbecile not once but twice. The loss of jobs continues to rise and more troops are being killed in Afghanistan than Iraq. Put it together people we must leave Iraq very soon and somehow get these bastards out of the White House if there is any chance of stopping some of this madness.

I have three lady fingers left from several years ago. Headed out to cause trouble. Have a fun holiday everyone.


  1. Happy 4th to you!
    Wow! The blue in today's pic is. . .
    just special.

  2. Happy Forth Bud, I'm gonna get likkered up at home.

  3. Hope you had a fun holiday yesterday. And thanks for the linky love.
    I gotta work this weekend so I won't be around much.