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.


OTC's First And Probably Last Movie Review

Did not work today so picked up my boss and had lunch at a pretty decent Mexican joint. Actually like my boss as we've worked together for 16 years. He's also a good friend which is nice in these times. In any case over lunch decided to go see an afternoon movie. Parked right on main street which is unusual this time of year because normally there's 5000 more tourists in town.

Saw Valkyrie based on the true story of the last attempt to kill Hitler a few months before the end of the war.

There was-
Plenty of Germans good and bad.
What appeared to me authentic German planes which I liked.
Uniforms also looked authentic.
Not too much killing or blood.
The typical stereotype of a German soldier when a bad ass was needed.
Only a couple of Frauleins who showed no skin.
No swearing
Drama always

In the end the good guys lost and all got whacked. That's about it. Cost six and a half smackers and came with a shitty seat.

It gets five out of a possible ten ears of field corn. Speaking of corn they wanted $5.50 for a small popcorn. Yikes!

A side note about Germans-
A few years ago when my Dad was visiting several friends were also there. In attendance was a Frentzel a Himmelberger and a Dahlhauser. I explained that I was French and Dad said "Don't believe a word he says. He's just as German as the Kaiser".

Really- I'm French.


  1. I'm a mutt says my mom with a couple of Indian tribes thrown in for good measure. I'd say I'm mostly white (Irish, Scottish, English, Norwegian, German) and some Cherokee and a splash of Sioux. I was born brown though and still am brown.

  2. I heard it was a good movie. You didn't like?

    Norwegian, myself.

  3. Lord knows what all there be in me. Here's the ones I know about in no particular order---

    German, French, Scots-Irish, English, Huron, & possibly Dutch, but illiterate indentured servants didn't exactly keep great records, so who knows about the Dutch?

  4. I think I'll pass on the movie, thanks.

  5. Mutts are good!

    I would watch it again Clark but not pay. It was actually better than I thought it would be. Maybe it should have gotten six ears instead of five.

  6. If you were German, you would have had pork and sauerkraut for dinner on New Years Day.

  7. Tres bien, Une Mouche, there can never be enough of us.