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.


It's A Done Deal-Decades Of Being A Law Breaker Are Over

Just last month I wrote this post about trying to get on the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry and yesterday with the Doctors signature on the form yet to be mailed with 90 smackers I am legal.

In addition by making my brother my caregiver it is legal for him to grow my medicine on our property without fear of obvious ramifications from various badges of authority's everywhere.

There are still issues that arise concerning the work place and driving but I find these to be minor compared to the bigger picture of being on the other side of the law for so long.

It seems to me from reading and talking to others there is a rapid movement happening at least here to get registered and other places as well. Maybe just maybe there can be changes of some kind made nationwide a bit faster than thought previously.

In any case it's a better day today because of this change than it was the day before. I like positive changes such as this!

Going to be another nice day in November here and we like that as well. Thanks for checking up on OF's well being and have a good one!


  1. Three cheers for OF. Congratulations on being decriminalized.

  2. Yes, congrats!

    And, my state of Michigan is one of the 16 legal states!!

    btw, love the THANK YOU VETS!! photo.

  3. First off, Congrats for being the son of one the best guys I ever knew who represented WWII vets with great honor and loyalty. Our fathers and uncles were solid, caring, loving males who were drawn into a worldwide conflagration I hope will never occur again. As nephews and nieces we were blessed to have them amongst us. Their life examples speak to best part of our families and our countries. They were Democrats and Republicans but first and foremost they were Americans who cared about arcane ideas of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They also cared about real community: they built a place, for all its' warts, which was tolerant and accepting of all who visited and they were millions of visitors from around our planet who'd agree. We were and are so damned lucky to have known these true heroes and the world is to too. Congratulations on the other: remember to always put your keys in the same place as your wallet, just saying it has helped me for 43yrs.

  4. Nothing like having the weight of an elephant lifted of your shoulders, eh?

    Good for you, hell I'll say that is just fantastic.

    Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!

  5. Nicely said my friend. We were lucky to be surrounded by such positive role models many who served in the military. If they would have been crooks we would have been different. Family's interactions less than what it was but still there. Actually got a call from one of our cousins today that was very nice to get.

    As to the post let's be blunt as the doc and the fellows at the local dispensary were. It's an end around to legalization and that's fine by me. $340 total and that's a lot but everyone who cares and who can should consider this. Decades overdue with terrible policy that ruined tens of thousands of lives and has achieved nothing.

    I do think big numbers of people here anyway are joining the registry. I'm a bit optimistic which is unusual that change could happen here quicker than we think. Now if Kali would just legalize-yea!!

  6. Allowing for difference in geography pot is something so engrained in our culture this is not a revolution. In '75 when I was in Negril(Jamaica) I wrote an article published in Popular Culture about this phenomena. It simply stated that males are much more attractive to females when they are sedated. Funny how the female mind works. Anyway, just saying, all my research was positive. Men like to get high and have sex and, lo and behold, women like men who smoke pot and like to have sex. Just Saying. If you'd like to examine my findings on other research projects, just ask, I still have all my studies.

  7. Let's about all those findings ano-bring it on!