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.


Ramping Up The Third War Front

Our love for conflict only grows larger. President Obama not only the commander in chief but chief of this as well.

I thought this was a done deal a while back but apparently not. Hell it may even be a request for more.

Send these guys to fetch a bunch of BP biggys and make them work on cleaning up the environment and the animals that may still have a chance to live.

Always more guns and tools for oppression on this war front and never a discussion from those in the know who carry badges that understand that to end this conflict there must be some form of legalization.

We need an end to this decades old conflict and we need it done badly.

Of course we will never see that happen.


  1. Fly, I think I see the circle of life behind the Columbines

  2. Believe it or not, the wisest statement I ever encountered about this issue came from a Seattle-area comic. Look at the border between the Koreas, he said. That's what's required to keep people out when there's that big a differential in wealth. It's crazy that we pour all these resources into such things, when better conditions south of the border, coupled with more stringent enforcement of current laws regarding employment, would do far more to help alleviate the problem.

  3. A bit of accountability goes a long way but- - - - as we know.