4/16/17
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.

8/3/08

The Rich Folk Begin To Hurt

This makes me want to puke and then kick the writer in the ass for being an all around dumb fucker. We're supposed to feel sympathy for the elite because the economic slump is crimping the lifestyles of the wealthy.

It's so bad out there decisions have to be made on Do you keep the yacht, do you go to the classic car auction, do you take the private jet?

These people are the ones who benefited from the tax cuts. They are profiteers of war no more no less. I just have a major problem with this shit. I don't even know them and I don't like them.

Things aren't so good and will decline even more. The housing market always comes back they say. Probably not this time. Nobody is buying shit here except high end stuff. It took awhile but the real estate market downturn is hitting home here. You greedy bastards all of you in many places who rapidly and artificially inflated real estate values just go fuck yourselves.

What's so asinine about this is that the way out of our economic problems is to spend more and to consume even more. How dumb is that? 5% of the world's population and consume 30% of it's resources using an energy source that is finite with no plans for the future but more drilling.

Mired in debt as a country the likes never seen before and there is no effort to stop it. Combined with personal debt the outcome is unavoidable and we are seeing the beginnings of forced lifestyle changes in this country that aren't coming back at least with the use of fossil fuels. The empire is in decline!

We are watching history and this probably is the most important election ever. The weather is nice and people are busy with outside activities. I take nothing off the table because it's the lull before the storm.

After a non compromised or contested election and BO is sworn in and Iran has not been attacked and the troops are all leaving Iraq plus a hundred other issues I'll believe it cause till then we've got squat just like the last seven. LTFO!



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