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.


We Got It

Another milestone in Afghanistan and there are a few hours left till midnight. Courtesy of

Read the numbers and get ready for another ride of enduring death courtesy of a host of many. Well are you proud of your country? Well are ya you nit wit fucktards?? Are you proud of the shape we are in as a nation. I suppose you are and that's special for you I know. Now every one of you go fuck yourself and the lame dick horse you rode into town on. I've got no time for none of you or what you think is good for me and my country  not yours asshole!

Fatalities by Year and Month

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 4 12
2002 10 11 9 5 1 3 0 1 1 6 1 1 49
2003 4 7 12 2 1 3 2 4 2 4 6 1 48
2004 9 2 3 3 8 5 2 3 4 5 7 1 52
2005 2 1 6 18 4 27 2 15 11 7 3 3 99
2006 1 17 7 1 11 18 9 10 6 10 7 1 98
2007 0 14 5 8 11 12 14 18 8 10 11 6 117
2008 7 1 8 5 17 28 20 22 27 16 1 3 155
2009 15 15 13 6 12 25 45 51 40 59 18 18 317
2010 30 32 26 20 34 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 203


  1. Ouch! And there is chatter across the Internet that Israel is planning an attack on Iran and that the US will be involved. I hope it is nothing by idle chatter.

    I finally got out to the stream this year. New waders :) and now I need new boots as the felt has pulled away for the last time.

    Hope all is well.

  2. Israel and the U.S. are joined at the hip. This "SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP" that we have will be the down fall of us all.
    Obama is now a war president of choice.
    And still these jive asses dems are giving him a pass and condoning his war policies.

  3. Cats - I certainly hope that you are wrong. What a disaster that would be. If he does this, he will be no better than Bush. This war he will own, just like he owns Afghanistan now.

  4. Things are shaping up for some high stakes shooting games to start. That's my gut feeling.

    99 zip in da senate for Patraeus and I don't give a shit about the spelling.

    Hi Cat's. You didn't say how many and how big. That's okay-I understand.

    Virgin waders for me as well but have not fished as of yet. The water is reaching finally the levels I prefer for the type of fishing I do and where I go. I plan on giving it another try this weekend and will still catch plenty.

    Thanks for the visit Lisa G.