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.


A Bit Of Good News

As small as this is and no matter where it's at that it may not be much but it's something anyway. This is from a right wing haven and I can tell you for a fact it's a different breed of cat out around Grand Junction Coloraddy.

Balanced Education for Everyone, the national campaign linked to an unsuccessful effort to remove the teaching of man made global warming from Mesa County schools, has disbanded.

I do not know where this effort stands other places in the nation but one thing is for certain is that the kids and the people out there were mind fucked enough without having this thrown into the mix as well.


  1. we sure can use a bit of good news Tom!
    The picture of the columbine is simply GORGEOUS!!

  2. One brief glimmer of hope for an exceptional teacher.

  3. I'm sure from lack of funding...
    Not from conscience.

  4. Christ-all-fucking-mighty, it's a proud day when one of these fucks closes up shop.

    I live in Cali's 'bible-belt' so we face shit like this on a daily basis...and sometimes the fuckwads actually win.

  5. Glad to hear that Tom. Mesa county has some of the finest fishing in the world. We don't want those trout lakes turned into catfish holes.

  6. Thanks so much guys and girls!