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.


Is Complete Chaos Returning To Iraq Again

It appears that this could be a distinct possibility as surging one side with dollars was bush league to say the least. Dahr Jamail is back in Iraq and has been writing and interviewing people meaning Iraqi's who pretty much know what the hell is going on with the recent increase in the violence there. This does not look good.

At the height of the sectarian violence that ravaged Iraq between early 2006 and mid-2007, some days found 300 Iraqis being killed. Right now, Iraq is teetering on the brink of returning to that level of bloodletting.


  1. Short answer: Yes

    Longer: It was only ever a matter of time til it all blew apart again.

    Longer, still: We are sooooooo fucked...

  2. You two are very sharp. Want to join that elite group with a resounding boy are we ever fucked and I think we haven't seen nothing yet whether it's Irak,Afghannystan or here. Better make that a double fucked we are.