4/16/17
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.

2/1/10

Let's Not Forget Afghanistan

We are still in never ending war our leaders love so much. Twice as many killed compared to January of last year and of course that number does not include civilians.

Sorry bout that - I forgot our country doesn't count those.


Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 7
2002 10 1 9 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 30
2003 4 1 8 2 1 2 1 4 1 4 6 0 34
2004 9 2 3 1 8 4 2 3 4 5 7 1 49
2005 2 1 5 18 4 26 2 15 11 4 2 3 93
2006 1 7 7 1 11 18 9 10 6 10 7 1 88
2007 0 12 3 8 11 12 13 18 8 9 11 6 111
2008 7 1 7 5 16 28 20 22 27 16 1 3 153
2009 14 15 13 6 12 24 44 51 37 59 17 18 310
2010 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30


Nationality: Fatality Type:

Theatre:

From Iraq Casualties

5 comments:

  1. While back here, we babble on about the economy and jobs, jobs, jobs. Important yes, but meanwhile . . .

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  2. Spring is coming. The snows will thaw, while the bullets get hot. Our drone attacks have been the best recruiting tools for the Mujahadeen.

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  3. The war in Afganistan is not going end the way the talking heads and Village Elders predict. It will be another dead end; a dead end for thousands more.

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  4. Last year's total was a big jump in all other ones. You'd think that would be a good enough reason to declare victory and leave.

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  5. That number 30 has risen to 31.

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