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.


Scary Numbers

The HCB is a big one with many numbers. Penalty numbers are known values it seems.

Americans who don't get qualified health insurance will be required to pay  penalties starting in 2014
The penalties will be fully phased in by 2016. 
 Penalties will be phased in starting in 2014.
By 2016, those who must get  insurance but don't will be fined $695 or 2.5 percent of their household income,  whichever is greater.
After 2016, the penalties will be increased by annual cost-of-living  adjustments.

To me these numbers raise the very possibly pissed off flag way up in the air more so than being scary at this time anyway.

The numbers that need to be seen but aren't is approximate cost of this item you will be forced to purchase so that there will no punishment by the government.

Anybody who comes around here knows where I'm coming from.

To me I find these aspects very scary. I want government participation in our society but not like this.

1 comment:

  1. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Nearly-4M-people-could-pay-apf-2747238688.html?x=0

    Medi-care for all was never even on the O team Corporate dinner table.

    This is a repub/Romney Health plan.
    Shame on the dems for spinning it into something it is not.