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.



It's late to answer five questions from Liberality who tagged me. I'll think about these questions during the day tomorrow and get right on it after I get home. Answers may be boring but it will be fun too. Where's the lipstick?

1. Where was I ten years ago?

Right here same place same job that I've had for the last 18 years. I never imagined that I would be here for so long and I hate winter but it's just that seasonal aspect that I like about my job. Balls to the wall during the season but laid back in the winter. When I moved here one of the first people I met who also dislikes winter told me the rest of the year makes up for it and she was correct. So many perfect days filled with fishing golf and other fun things to do with geography and panoramas that never grow old. That is changing a bit now because just tonight I signed a contract and put down earnest money and purchased a trailer in Steamboat Springs something that I was able to pay cash for. Some of you know I had been struggling with the purchase of this house for a number of reasons. Have never carried debt of any kind and now is not the time to do so. I think I can be happy in my new place and actually have quite a bit of privacy with a large back yard with the Yampa river just out my back door. Unfortunately I'm slightly depressed because this decision was influenced by the results of a morally corrupt administration that has ripped this country apart for the last eight years. Combined with equally disgusting local issues enough was enough. Don't misunderstand I'm so lucky to have the lifestyle that I have but almost everybody living in this country has been negatively affected by these people and I am one of the lucky ones definitely.

10 years ago in partnership bought some property south of Pueblo that was paid for in May of this year and that's cool in these times. We saved this old house with a five-year weekend effort of extremely hard work and it was worth it. For me 130 trips 280 miles one way. I hope to live there some time in the future.

2. What was on my To Do list today.

One important thing and that was to go inspect the trailer that I just signed a contract on and make the decision whether I was going to purchase it or not. It has been raining as it was this morning then cleared off through the middle of the day and then rained hard several times later in the afternoon but I was able to accomplish this.

And like Liberality blog. While at work I can accomplish a lot and do better when there's more to do because then it becomes important and it's my job. After that I'm pretty lazy unlike many people who keep busy with constructive things or hobbies. I gotta work like a sonofabitch to sit on my ass as much as I do.

3. What would I do if I were a billionaire?

One thing for sure I would be more of a consumer and for damn sure I wouldn't develop problems like those lotto winners. I think things would be just fine. I would take care of people who are close to me and others that deserve a break or have really good ideas but can go nowhere with them. Support candidates for office that share my views. Probably have a few more toys and get myself off the grid. I would not build a giant house and I sure as hell would not continue to work like others who come into large sums of funds. I would not have a problem with keeping myself occupied in a positive fun way.

What I would do would be to purchase a Westphalia type vehicle and travel here in the states but in West Africa primarily equipped with hundreds of soccer balls to give to the kids along the way and assist villages and cooperatives formed locally if applicable. A little bit of money goes a long way in places like this around the world. I'd get a kick out of stuff like that.

4. Five places I've lived.

Cornfield, Iowa
Ghana West Africa
Littleton, Colorado
Phoenix, Arizona
Oak Ditch, Colorado

5. Bad habits

Sitting on my ass too much
Being too trustworthy
Intolerance to stupidity
A couple other things I prefer not to mention

The winners are al Qaeda in Albuquerque, that Ornery Bastard, Politickybitch, Slobber and Spittle, Just An Earth-Bound Misfit


  1. And you for thinking of me. tb

  2. 1. Cleveland, Ohio. What started to happen and what would happen over the next 14 months is not fun to revisit.

    2. Get dressed. Go to work. Think about dealing with the fact that the local cable bastards, who also provide phone service, are shutting off the two-wire phone service.

    3. Little idea. Chances of that happening are less than the chance of Bush winning the Nobel Prize in Literature for his sequel to "My Pet Goat."

    4. Boston, MA. Cleveland, OH. Charleston, SC. New Orleans, LA. Brooklyn.


  3. You are a gem One Fly; will miss you in this burg; hope you will keep in touch; much heartfelt support to you wherever you go.

  4. Fuck me, my bad, I forgot about being tagged!
    I'll see if I can't do something here a bit later.

    Mr. One Fly, you are in my prayers.
    Good luck to ya and may The Big Guy take an interest in yer well being.