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.


A Pat On The Back For Everybody

A new friend who I hope to meet relatively soon gave me this award. He also gave it to a couple of others in the neighborhood and in the near future hope to meet up with these guys. It should prove to be a good indicator of how big a mess I am or that they are.

PM Prescott blogs at his Family and Friends place and is way too nice a guy to be hanging out with me let me tell you. When I do get together with these guys I'll try to be on my best behavior. Thank you PM!!

It is required that I pass this on to others and the number 15 has been mentioned but that can't happen for a couple reasons none of which need any mention.

But what I can say for my friends below is that I admire the passion that they all have in their postings and that they do so on a regular basis which is not always easy to do.

The Rude Kitty is the new kat on the block if. I like rude and if you got it coming to you this kitty will kick your ass and then some.

Nunya the politickybitch doesn't take any shit either nor does Dusty where the Right to be Left of the Center is on display. Thanks girls you sweet young things you!

Jim is much more than an Average American Patriot. I value his judgment on what is happening in our ever-changing war fronts.

PCat is just that-The Political Cat another ass kicking kitty who like all the others I respect a lot.

Cats r Flyfishn posts at Pennsylvania For Change and is always a regular stop and like here they have major issues with drilling. What's this thing with all the cats?

Busted the man with the silver tongue is truly a Ornery Bastard and another who doesn't take shit from anybody and I like that.

Then there's Holte Ender over at Now Listen Here who has outdone himself with this post today.

There you have it. That'll look real purty on the right side you betcha!

Understand friends there is no obligation at all to participate and no explanation needs to be given and you can trust me to still respect you in the morning.


  1. Fly - Thanks, I feel like Obama when he was awarded THAT prize, he was inaugurated in February and to celebrate I started my blog in February, because I knew he would need some help, boy was I right. I suspect I am supposed to pass it on? Could you verify that. Not being a very tech. person it might take me a while to figure out a way to display it.

  2. Well I'll be hornswaggled.

    Thanks Bud!

    And you are, my Bud.

    Take care of yerself over there fer Chrissakes, ya already got snow?!


  3. Wow wee, great company OF! Gracias senior. ;)

  4. Holte-you can trace PM's link back to the fellow that gave it to him and get some idea on what to do and yes 15 is the number and that is unrealistic for me. Hell 8 was too many because it takes a long time to say the least at least for me. The picture is down loadable but click on it first before saving to your computer or else one can grab one off of google as there are several styles. Get back to me if that doesn't do it for you.

    It has not been very nice out for October Busted and it's getting to be old shit.

    You guys are the best!

  5. Cats are rude and independent and ornery, that's what's with all the cats. Plus, we like clawing the shit out of assholes that reach down to scritch our chins without having done anything to deserve that honor, meow.

  6. Thanks Tom glad you think I am worthy!Hope all is well Bud!

  7. Thanks for the recognition. Sorry it took so long to get here and read this.