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.


Is It Fair To Blame Junior For This Too?

I like dogs very much and almost always get along real good and have a lot of fun. I do not own one.

This dog I saw yesterday does not want to be friends so don't attempt to pet.

These are the dogs at issue.

These animals revert to their basic animal instincts and this is out of control when there are as many as this.

People have been attacked and yes something had to be done. There are enough guns around and I wonder why these numbers got so high but they did. Some would say that they should have been rounded up and disposed of humanely but I think in this case that is not practical.

I have blamed Bush and rightfully so for all the deaths in Iraq from the beginning of his lies to now and including any others who die in the future.

I sure as hell don't want to hear about thousands of pooches being shot either. Killer Bush gets a slight pass on this but still bears some responsibility as this situation should never have been allowed to reach these levels when some civility returned to Baghdad society.


  1. This is something I never gave a thought too. I feel bad about that.
    Of course they have to be put down but in a humane way as you said.

  2. Using a gun can be just as humane as anything else in situations like this. I just don't want to hear anybody bitching here in the States that these dogs aren't being trated well. I might just lose it.