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.

1/11/09

A Nation Of Medicine Chest Junkies

According to the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's 2007 annual report, the 388 prescription drug-related deaths accounted for more than double the illegal drug-related deaths (152) and half of all drug-related deaths (717). The annual report details about 10 percent of all Virginia deaths.

The medicine chest line has been mine for years.Whether statistics like these hold true for other states I'm not sure but they are probably close.

How in the hell even if there were to be a rational discussion on ending the war on drugs could it be if prescription drugs were not included? When you have more people dieing from prescription drugs than from illegal drugs a light should come on for most who can reason even just a little bit.

Not here though. We won't be having that debate because that would point out the many problems with the pharmaceutical industry who has one of the most powerful lobby's in the halls of congress. And that is just one of many entities that profits or owes it's continued existence to the culture of drugs in our society.

2 comments:

  1. Bush was bragging the other day that he is winning the war on drugs. BS! They are counting only the usual suspects. People have turned to prescription drugs. I am sure death rates are much higher than they say too!
    You are right too that the lobbyists are too strong! They get a drug okayed before it is fully tested so they can make their $billions then they find out the hard way they are no good. What is a few dead people?

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