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.


Not A Statistic To Be Proud Of

These numbers are not good and is in my opinion an indication of things to come.

Colorado has the fastest-growing child-poverty rate in the nation — a distinction attributed to a burgeoning number of poor in Denver's suburbs and a widening gap between Latino and non-Latino income.

Another business closes here on Wednesday and this past weekend heard of a lifelong friend who lives here who is letting his house be foreclosed.


  1. We live, and have a small business just outside of Phoenix.
    I can not begin to tell you the pain that is in the air here.
    Businesses are closing right, and left.
    Trades people have not had jobs for months, if not years.
    People are losing their homes right and left. When you see 3-4-5- cars parked over night in front of one house.It shows that families are doubling up. No, there are not spending the night, they are all forced to live under one roof.
    This JOBS BILL is a fucking joke. Unless you are a bankster getting absurd bonuses, the pain is on.
    Even finance reform will be a joke.
    They want to put [consumer protection] in the house of the FED. This is a slap in the face of the american citizens.
    The lag time is what is killing the soul, dreams, and aspirations of America.
    Our leaders can not govern. This is plain to see. They only care about getting re-elected.
    The spineless dems could not fight their way out of a wet paper bag.

  2. That is only one of the disturbing statistics. Being from the east I would be surprised about that in Colorado except for taking the but from the airport downtown. What a surprise!

  3. I was surprised to see this as well Jim and to expand on what RZ says the job situation here is not good even a little bit. It's ok for me but those who struggle or have lost a job it's similar to the housing issue. It's not coming back and if it does it will take a very long time and be nowhere close to where it was before.

  4. I grieve with your friend losing his home. Somehow the MSM is out of touch with reality. This economy is not getting better, it's getting worse.

  5. The economy is not improving, the easy way to tell is use your eyes in your home town.

  6. That's for damn sure men. Things for sale all over the place put along side the road. Even here in Ski Town USA where the realtor whores and local fishwrapper keep saying that she's gonna come back.

    It will a bit but those that have lost already just are not going to get much back.