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.


Why I Don't Ice Fish

First I hate winter and why in the hell do I want to stand on a goddamn ice cube and freeze my ass even worse.

Then there's this.
One person who was among those stuck Saturday on a miles-wide slab of ice that floated away from the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie has died, while more than 100 others were rescued, authorities said.

Then if all goes your way you may eventually get lucky.


  1. I always loved ice fishing! Here we use huts with wood floors and pot belly stoves. It is like having a town on the ice and everyone goes out for the night, drinks and has a great time. If the ice is questionable the huts are pulled in! Those guys were fools!

    I was listening to this earlier and the police chief was pissed that all those fools went out there knowing the ice was unsafe.
    I am sorry one guy died but he took that chance! I was a major risk taker but never risked anyone else lie except for my sons though I never got into a situation i could not command in time of crisis.

    That has always peeved me when idiots take foolish risks and some poor would be rescuer has to risk his or her life to save them.
    I agree with the Police chief, my thoughts were with the rescuers and the fools better be made to pay us back!

  2. I'm sure I could get along just fine in a nicely equipped hut Jim but one time which was the last time in Wisconsin ice fishing we went out on thin ice and will never do that again. Caught a lot of fish though.

  3. Well, I won't be ice fishing. I don't like cold water and then there is that issue with the orca... don't want to risk that :)

    Happy to hear that all but one of the fishermen made it off the lake safely.

  4. That's the funniest damn clip I've seen in a while! And laugh all you want but it's one of several hundred reasons I don't and won't fish through ice. I was always skeptical about the one guy who was supposed to be able to walk on water and I still know I'll never be gifted with that ability, even on hard water.
    I've heard dozens of folks rant about how "perfectly safe" ice fishing is and follow up with a story of how some little weather change (always in the dead of winter) nearly took their life while on the ice.
    The ice fishernuts will never have to worry about me beating then to favorite fishing hole. (pun noted.)

  5. Jeg-this is one of the first videos I watched after I got hi-speed and never forgot it. Ice fishing just isn't for me.