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.


Put Your Hands On The Computer Screen

When I was little a young Oral would tell me to put my hands on the TV screen and he'd do all sorts of good things for me.

I'd already seen the likes of the robes at the Catholic place I got dragged to against my will so where did this greaser get off on thinking he could get his meat hooks into little One Fly.

Well he didn't because anyone with an ounce of brains even back then knew there was not going to be any hook up through this new device.

Oral Roberts passed away today which made the world a better place.

I wonder if he asked forgiveness to all those he mind fucked and stole from over the years?


  1. So did God call him home or was it Old Scratch?

  2. He was quite the mind fucker, if I do say so myself.

  3. I remember in the 1980s he said "unless I can raise 8 million dollars by next Friday, God is going to take me to heaven, and I want to live," and his faithful little flockers paid up. What a salesman.

    He didn't want you give him a million bucks, he wanted a million people to give him 10 bucks each.

  4. He was the P.T. Barnum of his day; you know the guy who said there's a sucker born every minute. There needed to be when Oral was on the tube.

  5. My dad & Oral arrived in Tulsa the same year. I grew up with Oral in the neighborhood - tho' not in the house! I'll mourn his passing in the John Donne sense - "any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind" - but in no other.

  6. Old Scratch, one of the many names for the Devil from the days when one did not speak his real name.

  7. I did not have a clue what you were referring to and do not remember ever hearing that. Thanks for the explanation Mont.

    That's my buds nickname.

  8. If you hang with Old Scratch, could you ask him to call Joe Lieberman home? :-)

  9. Con men don't have a conscience to make them feel sorry for what they've done. I imagine he was so self deluded that he believed he'd done good.