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.


FYI - Two Items

Whore Grassley is at it again. Woody has the specifics and an action link to stop this asshole from inserting an amendment that would stop any discussion on the legalization or decriminalization of drugs as a solution to our failed drug war. This man is a real piece of fresh pig shit. Don't let him get by with it.

Adidas shoes is staking claim to this style of shoe as Kajsa and other Ghanaian bloggers are pointing out is pure rubbish. They are calling this the kenta shoe a take off on the word kente.

This highly sought after hand woven cloth made and worn for centuries is being stolen by a corporation that doesn't have a clue that this is an art form they can't stake a claim on. The specifics are at Kajsa's link above. I hate it when corporations steal like this.

I do not have much kente cloth left but what I do have I value greatly and it doesn't belong on shoes from corporate slugs who stole it.


  1. How about Grassley knowing that in Salem, Or. farmers are waiting for the Federal rule to expain the parameters by which Industrial Hemp can be cultivated and sold legally? Dou ya think ol Chucky is tryin to block this at the behest of Monsanto, Cargill, ADM, etc. Methinks he's using drug policy to help Midwest Cornhaulers..er, I mean Midwest Corngrowers. PS Thanks for the heads up on Adidas. I have friends here in Portland(Home of Addidas,U.S.A.) who love tennys and who need to be told of this ripoff. I'm sure they'll here about it from our local activist and art comunities even though " shoes as art" is an accepted fact. Am I surprised Addidas would do this? Does Poop Benny shit in the Vatican?

  2. Ano - didn't you mean to say corn holers?

  3. I got confused between the hand lotion Cornhuskers which we called Cornhaulers and cornholers-sorry.

  4. All You Sort of Youngish Dudes, Carry the News: Owens may win in NY-23. Corzine dies because of his connections to Goldman-Sachs and Wall Street: End of Fuckin' Story!! Palin& Pawlenty are Fuchin' Pukes with No More Legitimacy than a 3 nutted boar. Fuck their Tea-Bagging Revolution. I got somethin' for Glenn Beck; a good old fashioned back of the barn ass-kickin if he'll show up. These fuckin jackasses got worst than nothing. Is it true that Sarah hears best when her ankles are behind her ears? Fuck a bunch of yahoos!! Virginia is a Confederate state: Crackerville writ large. End of story. If Obama tunes up his Progressive hearing piece he'll hear the message. Wall Street dies in the Democratic Party tonite.

  5. OTC- On behave of all free-thinkers in the World: "what odds are ya gettin" especially regardin Goldie Hawn: "Can ya hear me knockin" requires that Goldie actually feels the knockin. Good luck with proozin any o this

  6. Ano-are you a dumb fuck or what cuz you ain't making any sense.

  7. Interesting story about the Kente cloth. Got any archived African stories to read?

  8. I spaced getting back to you the other day Holte on the same question-sorry!

    If in the search engine for blogger at the top of the page if you put in Ghana or Africa or Kenya there will be more than what I thought come up. May not be what you're looking for but I was a bit surprised myself.

  9. Does anyone wear Adidas anymore? Maybe this is why.