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.


Just A Reminder Of What We Are

Every once in a while like to put one of my favorite videos up just to keep things in perspective and the huge picture that is not mine at the top of the page helps with that.

The Hunt for new worlds is supposedly going into overdrive. There's plenty of places to look that's for damn sure.

Yea-I'm a monkey too whether I like it or not but that ain't the half of it.

In the big scheme of things all of us as to the lowest of low and to the most powerful are nothing but piss ants in time!!

-20 this morning and will get colder as the sun comes up. This monkeys car did start and keeping the heat turned up. May the grass be growing where you're at. Appreciate the visit.


  1. Great video, well, this monkey enjoyed it.

  2. Boy! I wish I started life as a monkey and not this bullshit human body I'm stuck with!

  3. Fantastic reminder of all that we truely are. As one monkey to another Elvis Costello (a very talented monkey) redid a song called "Monkey to Man" in'03 or '04. He was not the original composer but it is certainly on topic and worth a listen.

  4. We're going from monkeys to fish? Maybe the birthers, wingnuts, and Palinistas are on to something; I could eat a lot more fish than monkey.