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.


Not Here -You Don't Dare

Someone will go to the slammer for sure. Hell we can't even discuss this rationally. We respect life way toooo much in this country. And even if you're ready to die and want to you can't at least not until the state tells you that you can.

This is what dieing with dignity is all about. It's long past due that common sense and the right of those who wish to call an end to their life on this earth be allowed to do so without fear.

Downes — Sir Edward since he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991 — and his wife ended their lives last week at a Zurich clinic run by the assisted suicide group Dignitas. They drank a small amount of clear liquid and died hand-in-hand, their two adult children by their side. He was 85 and she was 74.


  1. I've not looked too deeply into this, but the question that arises is why? Did they have a painful incurable disease and wanted to end their suffering or were they pressured into ending their lives by their children not wanting to see their inheritance spent before they could get their hands on it?

  2. Nothing like that at all. It was time and the choice was made that was the best for them not what is best for others.

    How's the golf game??

  3. A personal decision such as this can only be done with the consent of 2 physicians who've examined the applicant(s) and judge them mentally fit. A waiting period of 2 mths also is required, so this is not done w/out thinking it thru. When I first read this I forwarded the article to Liz&Dick but they didn't pass the competentcy test: our loss somehow. Anyway, you can do something similar to this in Oregon if you're terminal and even The Poop can decree an OK, rarely. Most of my Oregon friends voted yes on this twice: death with dignity seems like a such a positive idea.

  4. I've always thought that is was odd how some people will put their beloved pets 'to sleep' because it's the 'humane' thing to do. These people don't want their pets to suffer. And yet these very same people, when looking at a suffering human being, refuse to give the same right to human being, that they are willing to give to a dog. Why is it merciful to kill a faithful pet so that that loving creature doesn't have to suffer to it's end, but a sin to offer the same courtesy to those humans that we love as well.

  5. The government should stay out of someone's decision to die. This is interference in a soul's destiny.