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.


Thirsty - Smell Or Put A Match To It First

We have yet to hear the real depth of the problems created by drilling and the effects it has on ground water people use for drinking. Lets just say it ain't a feel good story - not even a little bit.

Cat's has been posting on this situation from Pennsylvania that's worth looking at for sure.

From today's front range fishwrapper. This is not good! This man drank from this spring for years.

Tests would show the water from a spring he has drank from for decades was heavily contaminated with a carcinogenic and nervous system-damaging chemical stew known as BTEX — benzene, toluene, ethylbenzine and xylene. BTEX and other volatile organic compounds come to the surface in the production water from oil and gas wells.


  1. You know where this is going for all the folks who cannot purify their own drinking water without a lot of work. In the commercial waterproofing industry; think roofing, speciality coatings and industrial sealants, all these chemicals are used in abundance. They are all petroleum distillates and all can kill you in very minute amounts. It says so right on the the container so be very careful out in the cornfield and remember to wear gloves and other safety items.

  2. I guess there something to be said for living in the soft swampy ground of S.E. Georgia, we get all out household water from a communal well and it tastes very good, when we go into town to a restaurant e.g., the water tastes like crap. The Haliburtons of this world are screwing the country so bad it's unbelievable.

  3. Heads Up: Please put away the Cheetos, get out of your pajamas and get on board the Obama/Emmanuel Passenger Train. Let's all ride down the track where the scenery changes constantly but the stops and destinations never do. You might call this the new version of the "Mystery Train" where it's truly a mystery why we still vote when we should all just find the nearest Wal-Mart or Charles Schwab and genuflect and pray that they remember "the people" when making the decisions that impact our daily lives. So fall in line and get out of those pajamas the choo-choo is coming, the choo-choo is coming.

  4. So much ground water has been fouled around the country and world it is not funny! Did you hear about all those marines getting cancer from their drinking water?

  5. Just read that Barack is going to meet with the Indian Nations and I'm sure he'll get an earful about the white man's penchant for destroying "our" planet.