4/16/17
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.

2/13/09

Whore AP Illustrates Just That

The headline-

Average American Net Worth Drops 23%

The first line of the piece.

(AP) The recession has cut many Americans' net worth by about 20 percent as the value of homes, stock portfolios and businesses have plummeted, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.


I don't know about you but when the figure is actually 23% you do not call it "about 20%". 23 is a hell of a lot closer to 25 than it is 20.

That's about what my tiny net worth dropped maybe a bit more. Many others have taken a bigger hit and the bottom line it ain't getting better anytime soon and were standing in a pile of shit up to our lower lip. LTFO!!

4 comments:

  1. luckily for me, I'm one of those working poor in america so my net value was all but zero to start with... if i get any broker i'll bounce off the bottom line...

    that stat from AP is fucking insane to ponder though... it makes me think that if we could lose about a quarter of our wealth JUST LIKE THAT, in one year... maybe that wealth wasn't as real as we thought it was...

    one love,
    --Reverend Manny and the Twilight Empire

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  2. In writing a headline brevity is the rule. It take fewer spaces to say 23% than about 20%, thus you can use a larger font. This headline didn't even follow the proper style format.

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  3. It was paper wealth I guess Rev. I always had a problem with people who move one piece of paper from one side of the desk to the other and get paid big bucks for doing so. Look what came from that-sonsofbitches!

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  4. Prostitution or innumeracy - sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. There's plenty of both among members of the press.

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