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.


Our Country Denies Being a Nation of Heavyweights

I know by some tables I am considered to be overweight. I may be a bit overweight but I'm not fat. There are without question many many overweight people in our society. I'm not trying piss anybody off here because what I find interesting is the 49 percent who said it was no problem at all.

If there is a problem encountered by me in respect to carrying a few extra belly pounds it would be sitting on a low stool which I do a lot of, bending and reaching repeatedly seems a bit restricted at times I must admit.

So it appears I'm one of the 49%. I'm not sure that's good or bad. I must be denying my over weightness or am thinking way too much.


  1. You know what's funny? Half of that 49% is probably obese and they don't have a problem with it. A few extra pounds is fine. I am an extreme minority at absolute Ideal. What is it worth I could send this and have a heart attack.
    You know that reminds me of the alcoholic who says I drink I fall down, no problem!

  2. It all involves the collusion between insurance and drug companies capitalist desire to continue lowering cholesterol, weight, blood pressure and whatever else they deem pertinent so that people fear that they might die if they do not attain these perceived thresholds to:

    1.sell more drugs
    2.pay out less for health care

    Actually not a bad thing. Yet most Americans pay no heed so they must continue to lower the standards to obscene levels to get us to take notice.

  3. Who decides who's in and who's out: what's up and what's down, who's fat and who's not? The WhoMaster, that's who: Who are you? Who? Who? Who? I really want to know: Who are you? Who? Who? Who?