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.


Mary Was Here Today

The story of Mary is here. Looking excellent - back to work for over a year flying Air Bus 300's all over the place. Remains cancer free. Is now a captain. We chatted for a long time. Don't even know her last name and our hope is that we can converse about the same time next year too.

Luther was here as well. You can actually see Luther here. He must be about a 120. Pretty good for a long term survivor. Look for the short old guy all fired up about deep snow.

These are short stories that to me are examples of what makes things go round.


  1. Ahh see how wonderful life can be at times. Good for he all the survivors.
    Have a good one Man.

  2. wow! that's alot of shoveling! You guys must have a snow shovel graveyard...

  3. Thanks Tim and there are some very old shovels around here Russ.

  4. That is excellent! I was looking at the post from last year. Really happy she's back at work. Good luck to her and thanks Tom!

  5. Luther used to have a missle silo in his field. He fucked with it every chance he got. HE's a Good man

  6. Fly's gonna have a talk with Luther.