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.


Bad Weather My Ass Probably

A top Afghan army general was killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in western Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry said.

Remember the helicopter crashes in Iraq and how initially the reason was blamed on something other than hostile fire but in the end most of the time it was just that.

I look at this the same wayand don't believe this at this time. Ask the Russky's how the tide turned there when missiles supplied by the United States were used against them and how quickly the tide turned.

Anyone who thinks every last one was used up is being naive. This is going to be extremely nasty. LTFO


  1. bad weather ????really ???omg...they must think we are Soooo stupid..

    ( is it so they don't have to pay Combat Pay Death Benifits ???)

  2. With air crashes I don't trust initial reports very much. They tend to be wrong often enough that it's smart to be skeptical until an investigation backs up the guessing. One needn't even posit politics as a possible explanation (though it's a likely one here), since aircraft and pilots are both complicated things.