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.


What The Hell Do I Know

On 12/1/09 wrote this telling Obama to give the prize back for his escalation of the war in Afghanistan.

He don't even get the damn thing until Wednesday.

I plead the cornfield for that blatant mistake but feel kinda sorry for the President given the circumstances. Looks from here as if it's a wee bit embarrassing-hell I'm embarrassed for my screw up. Nutters will have a hey day as usual.


  1. Don't be embarrassed Tom, we all screw up once in awhile! :-). Sometimes we let our emotions get the best of us and say something wrong, like me for instance, I called Dubya a M F'er(just like that in abbreviation)on a friends blog but she had to delete it cuz minors read her blog. Oh Well, to each his own right??

  2. The spirit of your post made a lot of sense and I'm sure nobody with a brain was confused by it. I think Obama should be quite humble in his acceptance speech since he's joined a long and tarnished list of Presidential Flip- Floppers. Nobody I've ever asked could answer adequately the main question: Why is it when "conditions on the ground" change the answer is always greater escalation of the war? Never the other way around, is it? When it comes to our country's common missions the only thing we seem to agree on is the need for more war, more killing, more murder of innocents abroad. It would be a wonderful life if our country could set aside one day a month to shut down the killing machine and declare No Murder Day, today. Fat chance our blood lust and pillaging could be sated for as long as 24hrs. We're just to Christian of a nation to miss a chance to murder in the name of the Lord. Obama is just doing his religious best to serve the interests of our country and God Bless Him for that.