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.


Bribes-Somebody Got Bribed??

This in it's entirety because it doesn't make sense.

An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to charges he conspired to bribe contracting officials at a U.S. Army base in Kuwait. The Justice Department says 39-year-old Wajdi Birjas of Evansville agreed to forfeit $675,000 to the government as part of his plea. Birjas is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 7. He faces up to five years in prison on the bribery conspiracy count and up to 20 years in prison on a money-laundering conspiracy charge.The Justice Department says the former Defense Department contract employee paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to three officials at Camp Arifjan in exchange for a Kuwaiti contractor receiving defense contracts worth $1.7 million. In return, he received a share of the profits.

Well he's got a funny name so that doesn't help but what I want to know is where are the charges and the story about the three officials at Camp Arifjan who accepted these bribes. I have a feeling their names aren't so funny sounding.


  1. For some reason, I bet this story is dropped like a hot potato.

  2. Hi Tim-who the hell knows what's going on here and if it involves any corporate butt buddy's which it does you are correct once again. Just don't have time to go look around and found this at Army Times or some damn thing like that.

  3. I sure haven't read about many of these cases, and there should be a lot of them. So, either Tim is right, or not that many folks are getting caught.

  4. You know as well as anyone else Cujo no one has been held accountable for much so they sure as hell aren't going to start now.