4/16/17
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.

10/21/09

Baghdad Burning's Second Anniversary


A post from a year ago with the same feeling as then maybe more. And the light will remain on for another year.

One year today was Riverbend's last post. Many of you have read her posts I'm sure and I for one looked forward to every new one. As things deteriorated in Iraq her postings became less frequent and her family made the decision to leave Iraq for Syria.

I learned so much from this young women things you wouldn't find anywhere else. A perspective of life in Iraq that was so very negatively affected by our invasion that was close to normal before our intervention even with Saddam at the helm.

Just wanted to acknowledge this date. The light and the link stays on in the hopes that she is okay and that the next time I visit there will be a new post. That would make it a good day if that happened and hope very much it does.

5 comments:

  1. I read her blog too and I wonder how she and her family are from time to time when I hear something that triggers my memory.

    You are a good man One Fly. Thank you for remembering.

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  2. I don't know how much good is involved here Dusty but maybe someone will do the same for us and that would be nice.

    The stories this girl could tell. I just hope she survived. Something tells me if she's alive we will hear from her eventually. I think her readership was quite large.

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  3. Whoa, blast from the past. I try not to think bad things, I hope she's ok.

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  4. It's possible that she's had to hide who she is, including her Internet persona. At least, that's what I keep hoping. All the other explanations that come to mind are darker.

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  5. And just think Cujo this is only one story out of millions and I remember this story caught your eye a year ago as well.

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