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.


Yea-Real Estate Is In The Shitter Here In The Colorado Mountains

I have so many thoughts on this I'm unable to even begin.

"I sat here — happy and content in my little home — and watched all these big boys play with money, and I saw how greedy everyone got, selling and going bigger and selling and going bigger. Now I'm getting punished along with the rest of them,"

Here prices have come down a bit and a few things have moved -more high end than other. They still think "she's coming back". My ass!

I'm so pissed off not only about here but where ever these agents, lending company's and especially the whore appraisers and how they artificially inflated property values because they are nothing but cheap low life real estate whores-sonsofbitches pass all!!

These figures are dramatic and the article contains a lot of info.


  1. whenever there's a bubble, the working class always ends up on the invoice end, holding the debt and being labeled irresponsible by the very people who marketed the financial delusions to them.... whether it be housing or one of the many varieties of stock market swindles, we're the ones who end up shouldering the debt (even if the government eats it, that's still our tax money)...

    we're gonna need better laws on general predatory business practices... that or it's this terrible economic series of cycles all the way down the historic dookie drain

    one struggle,
    --the rev