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.


Iowa Guard Calls Off Invasion

UPDATE 2/23/09
This exercise has not been called off but will not be held in Arcadia but on base.

Col. Hapgood is lying through his teeth here. This dumb ass scheme was not changed because of a troop evaluation but because people were fucking pissed off in the cornfield and many other places that troops were training in how to invade us "We the People". I will to find out where this was hatched.

And while Hapgood confirmed the Guard had been inundated with objections from citizens concerned about soldiers patrolling the streets of an American town, he said most came from people out of state and unfamiliar with the operation. Iowans, he explained, typically cooperate with the Guard. The change in plans was based on troop evaluation, he said, not public outcry.


  1. Lying fucking bastard.

    You know he is pissed off about his little plan getting announced.

    Load 'em if ya got 'em.
    They are still moving ahead with the program.

  2. Okay now I read it! You really have to be concerned as the military has been training for some time to deal with citizen unrest.
    I have posted on it more than a few times. By geezus it's coming!