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.


Ridiculous Repairs For Cars

I for one want inexpensive transportation and vehicles that are simple to diagnose and repair. This country needs vehicles like this but when they are made as they are at this time and the example below crops up then there is an issue.

he couldn't turn off the "check tire pressure" light after fixing a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis because he lacked the roughly $1,000 tool to reset the tire pressure monitor

I very much think there needs to be a modern day peoples vehicle a step or two above the Tata Nano but similar.


  1. Just another way to force you to go to the dealer instead of being able to do things yourself or go to a cheaper mechanic.

  2. TPMS, single biggest pain in the ass I deal with every day. It is no wonder that many Americans just don't have the ability to think critically anymore. Christ I had a customer come in the other day and ask me what to do because the TPMS light was on on his Chevrolet. I asked him,"have you checked the pressure on all of the tires" and his reply was can you do that for me, I handed him my TP gage and he looked at it like it was Kryptonite and said" so now what do I do"? me, face palm. The odd thing is he was not the least bit embarrased. These are the same people who cannot get their heads around health care.

  3. Couldn't have been said any better men!