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.


Cricket Team Attacked in Packystan

At least a dozen men ambushed Sri Lanka's cricket team with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers Tuesday as they drove to the stadium ahead of a match in Pakistan, killing six policemen and a driver.

Maybe these guys were just sick of this boring ass game.


  1. Sounds like somebody was afraid of losing the match.

  2. BTW, is that you on the roof movin' snow or a neighbor?

  3. You will never see me up there. That's Lippy a co-worker.

  4. The team that was attacked, the Sri Lankans, was one of the few that could be persuaded to play there in the last few years. Many countries even skipped the last championship that was held there a couple of years ago (or maybe it was last year). Cricket is as popular there as baseball or football are here. Just another sign of how bad things have gotten in Pakistan.

  5. I don't blame ya for not getting up there, I wouldn't either.

  6. Now that's a nice picture!
    That attack is a scary sign of things to come. Not only were they loaded to Bear but they all escaped.