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.


UN Body Warns Against Pot - Remains Mired In Dark Ages

A UN drugs agency has warned against the danger of underestimating the power of cannabis.
Cannabis is often the first illicit drug taken by young people and is frequently called a "gateway drug".

The evidence is clear here after meticulous research the results are in.

By the non-use of this substance one stands the high probability of suffering from severe close mindedness and renders the person almost incapable of any rational thought on this matter.

Finally it has all come together.


  1. haha...werd...

    here's a simple test we can all run...

    let's take 50 male college freshmen and put them in Room A....

    let's take another 50 male college freshmen and put them in Room B...

    In Room A we deposit 4 ounces of marijuana along with relevant paraphernalian...

    In RoomB we deposit two kegs of beer along with relevant paraphernalia....

    We return in 2 hours...

    Which one would you rather have unleashed in your neighborhood?

  2. There you go again Rev. You're going to piss off the believers.

  3. Here in New Mexico, Budwiser's industrial horse piss is the gateway drug, at least for the folks for whom it makes sense to talk about gateway drugs, the poor and the immigrants, and such.

    (We don't talk about "gateway" drugs for middle-class white people, we talk about 'gated communities.')

    People who use cannabis DO go on to use other drugs. But people who drink coffee do, too.

    As do people who use cough syrup.

    The real reason why cannabis is so feared is that is it so much more difficult to bullshit a stoner, cuz they KNOW it's all bullshit...

  4. Everyone who ate tomatoes in 1850 died. Should all tomatoes be banned? Of course not, everyone who lived in 1850 eventually died!
    Dum dums and their jingoistic cause and effect reasoning...

  5. Another excellent post today at Alternate Brain on the subject with link to an excellent editorial on same.

  6. P.S.
    Today's pic is of my dream home before the deck was built.

  7. Alcohol is the most abused drug in the world but the establishment is well invested in their stocks and businesses!

  8. Oh. My. God.

    What horseshit. I was fixing cocktails by the time I was 11. BEFORE I ever tried pot.

    Wouldn't want to upset the power base, or take away their shares in for profit prisons.