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.


Paddling Through The Bull Shit

Well I never got on this but was able to get out there and take some pictures and came away with only a couple decent ones.

My bud is back and we are trying to finish up the final items on this place before winter. More long days.

The bull shit is so deep but in our own bull shit session last night we may have figured out the reason why so many nutters are the way they are. Not that they can be changed back to people with a brain as that can't happen.

When there is time this will be revealed for all to know. It's hard work being so goddamn smart when we knock heads.

Looks like another great day - may yours be as good. Later.


  1. Er, One Fly, that's a 25, not a 24.
    Disappointed Warbird Nut.

  2. Yo jeg- I made that correction the day I called it a 24. I know how easy it is to miss things when one is beating off nutters day after day and you got plenty out in those cornfields. Hope you are good!

    Here's the address to the story in the fish wrapper about this plane. There may be more disappointment here as well.


  3. OTC- Good luck with the home improvements this Labor Day weekend. The crazies can wait; they've had the spotlight way too much already, just enjoy a b-cue or something.

  4. The first movie in which I 'appeared' as an extra was "Catch-22," filmed in mexico in '68. they flew b-25s. There were, iirc, four of 'em in all. the scene when The Kid swoops low over the swimming platform? I was in that one, on the beach...

  5. One Fly, I saw your correction about 4 milliseconds after I posted my comment. Sorry to be so quick on the trigger . . .
    Yeah, we're fine here - hope you're at least the same. Best wishes for a safe Labor Day!

    A movie star! Neat. How'd they film turning the poor dude on the float headless?

  6. Photo No.1 looks like the home of " Tailgunner" Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin, a very famous nutter who tried to impose his backward views on the entire country in the 50's with lies, innuendo, fear-mongering and threats of Commies everywhere. Nutters have used his political playbook ever since to great effect. Woody--Did you meet Joseph Heller on location? I was lucky enough to have a couple of times when he taught writing classes at the U of I. Great storyteller, obviously.