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.


Make It So Obama

"The thing that impressed me is how this CCC episode of their lives — even if they only served six months — changed their lives forever," said Sally White, a historian with Denver Mountain Parks. "It was that transformational. It made them into something they might not have been otherwise."

Interesting comment that without question is true. I've spoken with several of these men who worked with the CCC and they all spoke fondly of that time and the positive effect it made in their lives.

There's been talk of something like this happening again. I hope it becomes a reality as there are nothing but positives that will come from it and quickly too.

Young people need to feel they have a stake in this game plus they will learn skills they will take with them the rest of their lives.

Yea-get your #1 right on it Barack.


  1. My father worked in the CCC and always seemed to regard it as a positive and proud experience in his life. He was a WWII vet, and I suspect if felt good to him to construct (rather than de-struct.)

  2. That could be the best think to happen to this country in a generation.
    The works of the CCC are still visible around the Pacific Northwest after all thee years.
    Not only skills that last a lifetime, whole industries could flourish long after the fact.

    I have long thought that this is exactly what is needed to turn around the disaster BushCo is leaving us, plus, the youth of this country will get a fucking dose of reality and find out video games don't put food on the table.
    A few thousand callouses won't hurt either.
    I am not talking out my ass either,I am a working man.

  3. Well said!

    As I too Busted. In fact I've gotta work like a sonofabitch to sit on my ass as much as I do.