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.


Job Fair Cancelled

The Workforce Center sent out 300 flyers to employers advertising the job fair and inviting them to sign up for booths. Five to seven employers were interested in attending the job fair, but then most of those dropped out.

No shit Cisco-there are no jobs there and there sure as hell not any here. There aren't many anywhere as we all know. Sales tax down 20% here for the month of February and the real estate monkeys here continue to think she's all coming back to those wondrous times of yesteryear-my ass!


  1. the real estate monkeys here continue to think she's all coming back to those wondrous times of yesteryear-my ass!

    15-20 years down the line, mebbe...
    IF we get past the next three without self-immolation--abetted by the thieves in the banks and finance fanning the flames...

    I'm retired, which is good since I am effectively unemployable anyway...

  2. There was a job fair here in March and all anyone there said was that they weren't hiring now and didn't know when they would be.
    If nobody's hiring, why have a fucking job fair!?!

  3. Jobs in Oregon are very rare outside of the burgerflippin kind. One job is booming-debt collection. For 11.00 an hour you can sit on your ass all day and harass your neighbors and fellow citizens who are unemployed, with no health insurance and soon to be totally "shit out of luck." A flag decal on your forehead is the only requirement to do this kind of work.

  4. The days of yesteryear are gone never to return as we knew them. I am up in the hills if western Mass. No such thing as job fairs. Three of my sons are in the military.
    The one I just drove back from Florida with just got a job after a month. $14 an hour and he is lucky and happy. He hopes to get in the steel workers union next month. I really wish him luck!

  5. It's gonna get worse on the job front before it starts getting better according to the econ dudes. :(

    BTW..I love your current header..the three bears..where is Goldi?

  6. This article reminds me of this quote, "Seasonal unemployment was found to be a state which does not have much employment, for example, rural areas."

    But there are career experts who conduct seminars giving advice about the needed skills to compete in today's competitive job market.