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.


Move Along Charlie

Chuck Rangel has been on the hill for 34 years. I don't give a shit if he's the Queen of Egypt. An investigation has found him lacking when it comes to doing the right thing when you're an elected official.

I want some accountability not later but now and how long he's been there or what he's done means squat to me. Send the message once and for all behavior like this will not be allowed.

I'll believe it when it happens and a tiny slap will not satisfy.


  1. This guy is now a liability to the Democratic party. The Party needs to remove him, at least from his chairmanship.

  2. Excellent picture Tom! I don't know if he did anything wrong this time but I do not trust him. They should remove him but they won't. I hope the vast majority in both parties get voted out!

  3. My whole point guys is that if there had been a bit of accountability during the little bush years we would not be in the world of shit we are now. We need this in our government but we will not get it.

  4. I am so sick of listening to him..going, going gone all ready!!