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.


Rock Pounding

Maybe you envisioned this and I wish it were the case with all the bastards from recent years from both sides of the aisle but it's not so.

Have to call this Wednesday afternoon education time. This is an example of a process called aerification that is my worst nightmare.

I was asked to do something like this so for a change of pace I did.

Maybe you can find some merit in it.


  1. The video was informative but I was hoping to see OTC swinging a pickaxe or something similar while opening Mother Natures'epidermal layer to receive the Lord Jesus Christ's heavenly tears. An overseer with a knarly lash; some rusty fishhooks perhaps, would also have been a nice touch.

  2. Golf courses have the best toys, the best sprinklers, the best views and probably with all that low humidity in Colorado, the best distance off the tee.

  3. It's a shame that the grass needs to be kept so short. There's less thatch when grass is allowed to grow higher.

  4. I am told by the one that has the degree in this Cats that is not the case but it makes sense to me.

  5. The area of compaction occurs from both directions. The frost pushing the gravel up 6 to 8"'s down and the short grass is where everything from carts, shoes and turf equipment compress the soil the other way. Plus the short grass allows the "top" soil to be more arid than the gravel underneath and due to topsoils composition as finer grained it lends itself to compaction. Just sayin'

    Dammit! Where the golf video? I'd bet some guy down in Texas would agree with me.