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.


Battle Of The Titans

You never know what you will see from one day to the next. On this day not too long ago watched a wrestling match. Had to get back to work so I moved these two combatants off to the side and continued. They were still going at it several minutes later but it looked like the hornet had the upper hand. It may not be much but I get a kick outta shit like this and besides when out of the ordinary presents itself over teh stupid of politics,media and all around dumbfuckedness why you betcha we're going for it!

This is a bald faced hornet that's not feeling well..

This is what one of their homes looks like and they are actually pretty good neighbors.

This is one doing battle with a humongous ant and both mean business.

And here they are up close and personal.

I'd like to see a match from beginning to end.


  1. I'm saddened you promote this kind of mindless, senseless violence on your website. Most serial killers start out with small things and you've chosen some of God's little helpers to entertain your bloodlust; shame on you. Quit watching all those violent films and TV programs and pick up the Bible and get on your knees and pray for the Lord's help in overcoming this penchant. I just saw Elvis Costello in Jacksonville, Or. and I'll ask you: What's so funny about peace, love and understanding? FYI- I got $100.00 that the ant came back and won, any takers?

  2. I hope Michael Vick doesn't get to see this video.

  3. Very interesting. Great close-up. Looks like the hornet is in charge.

    We had a hornets nest in one of our evergreen trees. The rain and the winds eventually demolished it. I would often walk past the nest and the hornets never seemed to mind. Today, I tossed garbage on the compost pile and disturbed a bunch of hornets feeding on watermelon rind. They didn't bother me at all. Must be because I'm bigger than an ant.

  4. You bet ano - I have at times hunted killed and then ate frogs too.

    After these guys are gone I'm going to get this nest down. It's hard to get a good one cuz they're so fragile.