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 Been Dumping All Day

I know you folks are getting hammered bad in the North East but it's getting to be old shit around here too. We were supposed to get several inches but it's been like this all day. Spring can't get here fast enough! One more tough month to go even though March is supposed to be the snowiest month here but by then it goes away fairly quick. Good luck to all you who have got it really bad.


  1. Whoa, hang in there, love :)

  2. "Hang in there" is right. That's a great picture today. Is it from the recent snowstorms?

  3. Yes it is Cujo. Took it out of the window at work. Haven't looked outside this morning but don't think it snowed much and is supposed to be nicer. It's not that bad really but this weekend need to shovel the roof and blow snow away from the trailer. It will take awhile because it all has to be broken up before it can be blown.