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.


Elementary There One Fly

This is my new vehicle. A 2006 Honda Element with a manual transmission.

I've been screwing off bunches the last couple days and was going to go a bit into detail about this transaction as it was interesting to say the least but will just explain a bit.

I bought this for 10K and dealers are asking 17K for the same thing with more miles. I got this from a mad Romanian who sells cars. There was some minor repair on this and they did miss a few minor items when we got it home where we were able to look it over better. Some of those things I addressed yesterday.

I have driven this about 400 miles and it performs very well and will be ideal for what I wish to use it for.

It has less than 32K and is close to being the second new car I have ever owned.

Better yet on the first tank got 27mpg which is very important to me cuz I'm cheap. I do not think this will always be the norm.

Need to say as well this may very well be my last vehicle so it gets treated well.

Have a good one everybody and if ya got any questions spit 'em out.


  1. Manual transmission, good move! Fly by wire is nice but you need a reliable mechanical disconnect if you engine gets the Toyota flu. Better control in the snow, too!

    Happy motoring!

  2. Well it's not a Ford PM so there's a chance. What I forgot to say in the post is how well this engine performs. If you want one can skip shift with no issues. 1 to 3 to 5. Really-pulls right away.

  3. Excellent Tom I am sure you rack the miles up too. That is a great vehicle for you. Funny, the verification is hotwhe as in hotwheel

  4. hey Onefly she's CUTE!! Do you refer to your vehicles as SHE?

    My husband just started collecting SSDI, I told him NO new trucks, he'll have severe withdrawal soon..

  5. It will be a good car for me Jim. That same thing happened with me at your place one time.

    It's pretty much just that Sue-an it.
    It's fun.

  6. Looks like a fun vehicle :)