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.


School Kids Go Hungry Because Of Bush

This is not happening just here but many other places too.

It used to be simple — no lunch money, no lunch.But in New Mexico's largest school district, no money now means a cold cheese sandwich, fruit and a milk carton.

I remember how hungry I would be by lunch time and a cheese sandwich doesn't cut it. There's billions upon billions to feed the goddamn bankers so it's time kids whose parents are so strapped they can't pay for their kids to eat at school to lend a hand. What a goddamn mess this bastard bush left us.


  1. When I was a kid in public school there were programs to pay for lunch for the kids whose folks couldn't afford it. But ol' Ronnie BushPuppet Reagan helped get rid of those things.
    By the way One Fly...I am not a Viet Nam vet. Just cuz I look that old... Sorry to have given you that impression. ( I am, however a veteran of protesting that war in my youth.) I turned 18 just after they started pulling the troops out and bringing them home.

  2. Actually APS, my employer, did this to get parents to apply for the free or reduced lunch program. The reason most parents won't apply for these programs is because they think the list will be turned over to INS and they'll be deported.

  3. Thanks for that PM. I bet they do fear that.

    Locally the same thing happened but deportation is not part of it. I see this situation escalating before it goes down.

  4. Let me ask where that picture is first it is gorgeous!

    Funny just seeing this because they were just discussing on tv the mess attributed to Bush around the world. All around the world countries are increasingly fighting angry citizens with no food and jobs.

    Thousands of plants closed in China and millions wandering the streets. You know I keep saying this is just beginning and will last for generations.

    Bush did this to us and the world. This will be much, much worse than the great depression. That bastard worries about his legacy. It was fixed long ago as the President who destroyed the world and remember he worked for God!

  5. Thanks Jim-I'm going to say east of Bluff,Utah a short distance on the other side of the San Juan River. I could be wrong as memory does not match the map. The name escapes me too but I'm going to find out. This was before I had a digital and is actually a picture of a picture. Have some others from this general area I'm going to put up.

    I wonder about the media and the role they will play as things get worse. God didn't do too good a job did he. It's not looking too good out there at all.