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.

12/13/08

Brits Lose Five On The Two War Fronts

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Several items in this article. The bomber was 12 years old which occurred in Afghanistan.

The Jackal strike vehicle recently deployed and designed to withstand mines does not work as well as planned as two deaths have resulted in two separate blasts.

In the last two weeks there have been two suicides. They have names and once had a real life. One was a father of two. Link

Years ago on PBS there was a series by Gwynn Dyer titled a ''WAR: A Commentary". In this he detailed the history of warfare. One of the most striking similarities between war in it's infancy and modern day warfare was that nothing ever goes according to plan-EVER!

So the Jackal don't work so well and the plans for Irak a fucking debacle from the onset. The same will hold true for escalation soon to happen in Afgannystan. These people will never say "I give" never fucking ever.

Get ready to eat another stale shit sandwich.

1 comment:

  1. In all I've read of military history, seems I can't remember any vehicles that were mine proof. Tanks included.

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