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.


Times Are Tough-City Reduces Pot Fines

FEDERAL HEIGHTS — Times are tough for everyone, including pot smokers busted under the city's old possession law.

So the council, which represents about 12,000 people, decided last week to cut the fine for marijuana possession of an ounce or less from $1,000 to $500 and eliminate the possibility of jail time.

This city is inside of Denver and this fine is actually more than if charged by the state for less than an ounce. That fine is $100 and no jail time. Have to give this local government a bit of credit for understanding the fines they had on the books didn't match the crime and the cost to prosecute was much more than it was worth.

Now if only the Federales could pull there heads out of their asses.


  1. wowser! possessing pot being a victimless crime you'd think they'd generate some money by selling and taxing weed. that would decrease the drug and gang activities and they are NOT perpetrating victimless crimes.

  2. Common sense? Can't have none of that.

    Take a moment and check this out lib.

  3. Criminalizing marijuana use has been and will continue to be a waste of tax payers dollars.

  4. Onefly - following your link in your comment seems to support my suspicion that the big pharmaceutical companies don't want marijuana legalized because it could cut into their profits. They want us to take their drugs for symptom and their drugs to combat the adverse side effects of their other drugs. It's an endless cycle and they are making money.

  5. It is an endless cycle for sure. The media could play a role in chang if they wanted but of course they won't.

    The biggest players in this particular game are the lobbyists. A scourge that must be changed as well.

    I'm not holding my breath on this either.

  6. It IS an endless cycle, with the US funding both sides of the "drug war." Rather silly, really.

  7. Who are the generals in the War on Drugs?
    Big Pharma - they can't have free access to a medicine they don't control.
    Big Crime - Drug lords will lose their safest cash if pot is made legal.
    Big Law - Law enforcement agencies will lose their abatement bonanza. Many sheriffs may have to get part time work.
    Big Gov't - this government will never admit a mistake. Perhaps the next one will. (Breath holding optional)

    Lots of Goliaths for us to knock down. Are you ready for it?

  8. Many are ready but we better not hold our breath or there won't be anyone left who gives a shit.