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.


Generals Want 23 Months Instead Of 16

The timelines under discussion are 16 months, proposed by Obama as a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, 19 months and 23 months, the officials said. A U.S. defense official said Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, favored the 23-month option.

Obama has supposedly said he will listen to his commanders in his decision making concerning Iraq. That's just fucking peachy. The past seven years have been a goddamn nightmare. 16 months was too fucking long to begin with and now the big guns want 23. What the fuck will they want next?

President Obama I hope you start wearing some good ear plugs and turn away from these people who love war and stick to what you told us. It's bad enough that you're going to have your very own Vietnam in Afghanistan so what's the point of drawing out the failure in Iraq any longer. Get our ass out and head next door to ramp up the next debacle.


  1. Obama's first move as C-in-C should be to replace Gen Odie Colognie, preferably with someone with a logistics background to get things moving quickly and smoothly.

  2. President Obama invites people to share their opinions with him. He made it clear in the past that listening to someone doesn't mean that he will do what they suggest. He allows people to speak and then he acts on a situation as he chooses.