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.


We're On A Hellbound Train In Afgannystan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban’s fugitive leader said the planned increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan will give his fighters incentive to kill and maim more Americans than ever.

“No Afghan will lower himself to such an irrational and insensitive position to fight against his own brothers for the interests of the invaders and lose his life and faith for ... the pleasure of the invaders,” the statement said.

With the attack and total destruction of the convoy in Pakistan last weekend what is it our leaders cannot see? The article linked to above tells it all. The Russians got their asses kicked and the same will happen to us. At present we have 32,000 troops in Afghanistan with another 10-20K headed that way soon. Who knows what the total will be. When there are dynamics involved such as we have there it just is not "winnable" I don't give a shit what anybody tries to tell me other wise. There are better ways but until then we are on a train bound for hell.


  1. Q. Know why they put sand traps on golf courses?

    A. To remind people to stay the hell out of the Middle East!

    There is no way to win wars like this. Logistics is always higher than the expected rewards.

  2. Good one! Why are we smarter than those who love war?

  3. The ones who love war are happy, One Fly. It's the rest of us who need to be smarter.

    There was a time when we had a chance to make some lemonade in Afghanistan, but I think that time is long gone. The Karzai government will either fold or be taken over by the warlords, and the Taliban will probably control at least the southern portion as long as Pakistan puts up with them.