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.


Briefly What I Heard

Returned from the hinterland yesterday and when the time came to throw something up wasn't able to do so till this morning. We start at 6AM now so there isn't much time. Here are several pictures and I will have more up at the picture place late today.

Yea I did hear the fat ass pig boy limbo bloviating how every problem humanity faces is the result of you and me and Bama. That's correct.

Of course the gusher is still doing just that and I'm supposed to feel better. BP's big man wants his life back and they are doing all they can and the containment is working nicely you see. But it will be several more days before they will try something else and the locals want the bad to stop right now.

This yahoo over in Israel seems to always be right and shoots first just to be sure. Peace my ass-never ever.

Then I hear one of our Generals say the fight will go on for much longer than anything Obama said was going to happen in Afghanistan and that the Prez was on board with that and you may as well bend over and take it.

All it is where I was at is one giant gas field.

Have a good one.


  1. Your last pic reminded me of a question I've had rolling around in my tired old brain for a couple of years - I was wondering if the oil fields still had the big torches burning 24/7? So from your pic, I guess they do.
    That prompts another question: What are those oil field torches burning and why can't it be used?

  2. There are hundreds and hundreds of these sites jeg and this is the only one I've seen burning. There is an odor around that is for damn sure.

  3. There are two things to be learnt from the oil spill disaster:

    1. humans are limited creatures. They coulcn't foresee the problem and they couldn't solve it immediately.

    2. politicians are very corrupted. They hand over the natural resources of their country to greedy corporations.
    According to several sources, BP is one of the largest donors to political campaigns of BOTH parties. That will explain a lot.

  4. Amazin photographs. Thanks again. :)

  5. wow, what eye candy (except for that last one dood)