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.


Withdrawal Pace

Not sex but Iraq. Did you really think when the time came we were going to leave this country as told to us?


  1. Remember their "loop hole"?
    "Conditions on the ground", this was their out, or should I say in all along.
    Muqtadar Al Sadar has emerged as the king maker in Iraq.
    His main talking point has, and is, that the West must leave as soon as possible. I doubt he will even enter Iraq as long as the West stays.
    So, it might not be up to the West to dictate what goes on in that country.
    After all we keep saying it is a sovereign country now.
    Ya, right. It will be an Islamic Republic Sovereign country shortly.
    Thanks to the Neocons, and Neolibs that allowed the attack in the first place.

  2. Right on RZ! There's probably an 80-90% chance there's another screwing coming up.

  3. Right now due to [Times Square] the Obama people are telling Pakistan. Let us in [boots on the ground] or we will kick the door down.

    Iraq can go into a civil war at any moment, and there is nothing we can do about it. Our troops will not even be able to get the fuck out.
    Remember the roof top of the Saigon Nam Embassy? Everyone trying to get on a chopper in order to get out of there?
    Now think of all of Iraq being that roof top.

  4. Thanks, guys!

    Couldn't have said it better myself although I had already thought of that rooftop analogy, RZ.

    Nice one.

    And the TV'ers will just love it, won't they? Some real excitement after the Tea Bagging subsides.


  5. There is no way in hell this will end well and that was said years ago.