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.


Could It Be That Net Neutrality Is Actually On The Horizon

From the horses mouth FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski-

"One thing I would say so that there is no confusion out there is that this FCC will support net neutrality and will enforce any violation of net neutrality principles"

This issue is so vitally important if we as bloggers all over the world are to beat back the forces of teh stoopid who are winning right now in my opinion. Without freedom on the internets we have no chance of keeping the crazy's at bay.

Bring it on Chairman Genachowski and it's important to state that until this actually happens we got squat but when it does this will be a major victory and OTC will be one of the first to thank President Obama for making such an important change. Here's hoping!!


  1. I think Microsoft and Google will be for neutral principles, upsetting users would not be in their interests, and both companies will be represented at the open hearings next week.

  2. I think a case could be made that communicating on the internet is no different than making a phone call and were IP's to restrict anyone's ability to do so could be seen as discriminatory.

  3. Oh, dare we hope? (grinning madly)