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.


People Aren't Thirsty No More

Bottled water sales dry up, industry asks ‘why?’

Could never quite understand this phenomena but it made many a fortune and was a marketing success. It was strange to me to see so many walking around with their various types of bottles a perpetual nipple they can not let go of. Personally I don't have a problem with drinking tap water and that's one nice thing about this country and that is our water for the most part is safe to drink.

Also tired of having to continually pick these partly filled bottles up it seems like all the time. Then I hear "where's my water bottle" like I'm responsible for it. I just say it got thrown away. Don't give a shit about your dumb ass association with a bottle that probably has tap water in it anyway. If it's so important to you keep track of it and make damn sure you don't leave it laying around for someone else to deal with. I'm not your momma!

It's Friday- have a good one. Thanks for checking up and don't take any shit!


  1. Let's say the average cost of a 16oz bottle of water costs $1.50. That's $12 a gallon, and people willingly pay it, but bitch about paying $4 a gallon for gasoline, that has to be sucked out of a desert or miles down at the bottom of an ocean, shipped around the world, refined, separated and shipped all around the country to a neighborhood near you.

  2. I know people who are addicted to this marketers' wet dream. Between expensive, snobby coffees and bottled water they must spend 300-400 bucks a month. Throw in some designer attire and they are walking billboards of shit-for-brains. And I'll drink my Portland tapwater to that.

  3. Tom you are a hoot!! Thanks for the laugh!

  4. considering most of the water in the bottles is tap water - that is a hefty profit margin