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.

10/15/08

Another Racket

Have never received a bill that looked like this with all kinds of other shit tacked on except for a phone bill and that's been years ago now. What gets me is the 15 bucks for reading the goddamn meter.

I'll read those meters for for five bucks a crack all day long and save everyone $10 a month and laugh all the way to the bank. I call this a screwing.

DATE OF SERVICE METER READING
FROM TO PREVIOUS PRESENT
10/01/08 10/10/08 4069 4097


CURRENT GAS CHARGE TOTAL
26.38
FACILITY CHARGE 2.70
RES LDC COST @ .15012/CCF 3.38
UPSTREAM COST @ .09620/CCF 2.17
COMMODITY COST @ .83030/CCF 18.71
DEFERRED GAS COST @ -.06010/CCF -1.35
FRANCHISE FEE @ .03000 0.77



SERVICE CHARGE TOTAL
15.00
METER READ FEE 15.00



TAX TOTAL
1.87
CITY TAX @ .04500 0.68
CITY TAX @ .04500 1.19



CURRENT CHARGES
43.25
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE
43.25
























4 comments:

  1. Fifteen bucks is certainly excessive - what day of the month is the meter normally read? Could this be a charge for reading the meter on a non-scheduled day?
    If they charge that much every month, the city has a money machine for damn sure!

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  2. Not sure. Service started on the firsr for me so I guess they read on the 10th according to this.

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  3. My utility only reads every other month. On the off month they make a scientific wild-assed guess, usually on the high side. One time they were so far off, I received a credit for the actual reading.

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  4. They do actually read this. I think it may be a bit chilly and expensive. Ready to put in a pellet stove at any time.

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