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.


He Didn't Smell Any Sulphur

''It's time to have a true start of a new history, for there to be balance, that there's an end to the mechanisms of domination,'' Chávez said.

The wingers are going nutso about this for sure. I don't know what will come out of this but one thing for sure is that this is at least a start. We need to get along and work with our neighbors to the south.

A handshake instead of a threat-YES!!


  1. "Sincerity". Something that is refreshing to see. Chimpy's approach was, walk in and piss on thier leg. American diplomacy is getting for a makeover.

  2. The right wing-nuts are all up in arms about Obama smiling while shaking the hand of a socialist dictator. They seem to forget Nixon shaking the hand of Mao, or Nixon and Ford making nicey-nice with Breshnev, or Rumsfeld shaking hands with Sadam.

    Pics at this link: http://www.americablog.com/2009/04/great-american-patriot-or-dangerous.html

  3. I was very pleased with the Summit. I think this is the beginning of change in Latin America! I was out working in the garden but I just came in and the first BS I hear was those on the right saying how much Obama has endangered us because of this. Sick!

  4. dialogue worked for Reagan, when he stopped bad mouthing Gorby.

  5. Ya gotta admire Chavez for his chutzpah, if nothing else.
    Giving away heating oill to needy Norte Americanos while Bush fucked the dog was a masterful stroke.

    Obama would do well to stick out an arm of friendship before that area goes all apeshit over to the Russians, who are currently drooling in their plate and doing everything they can to curry favor in South America to get a toe hold on the vast mineral and petrochemical holdings down there.
    I ain't all Hugsy Wugsy with the shit I see coming out of the Obama administration but relaxing the barriers with Cuba and acting like a fucking human being instead of a spoiled bitch dictator towards South America are positives in my book.

  6. We need history re-education in America at every level. Like Holocaust deniers we forget we tried to kill Chavez and overthrow his gov't twice. Guess what pilgrims- his elections(3) were and are cleaner than ours and he won by 63% last time. Chavez is proving he doesn't need us; we need his oil and nat. gas. Obama is ding what he has to, acknowledging the obvious: the world won't let him murder people for oil like Bushie did in Iraq. The right in this country are the corrupt dictators, exiled for the moment, who are trying to reinsert them-selves into the discussion by "red-baiting" the uninformed American voters. Don't fall for this "propoganda". All this says to me is Obama not going to use the CIA, just yet, to kill duly elected officials in Latin America who hold the royal flush: ENERGY!!