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.


Civic Duty

Yup it's jury duty and the phone call last evening tells me I gotta show at 8am sharp. Years ago I was called for what was a fairly important trial. Not enough jurors showed so the trial was cancelled. The judge was pissed to say the least and what he did was stick around and bull shitted with us about responsibility as a citizen and told stories. It was wide open and a lot of fun. I bet I was there for two hours as were some others because it was just plain good stuff. We'll see if I'm selected today. Several years ago I was supposed to show and it was this time of year when it's so busy and I just plain spaced it. I felt so bad. I'm prepared today and have clean clothes along but must go to work first.

Another thing is that I have been having computer problems that I hope will be solved today as it's getting rebuilt. I don't have access to my new pictures and had planned this week to make a couple short movies of what I saw and did last weekend. They are coming sooner than later.

Gotta run have a good one everybody!


  1. Well good luck with JD. Hey it might be interesting.

  2. Funny Tom but that was my experience every single time i had jury duty. Good luck with those movies your stuff is always a pleasure to watch.

  3. I was on the Grand Jury every single quarter. Foreman twice. The 4th time they called me, I promised to do everything I could to bring it to a grinding halt.

    They never called again, but I was real leery of driving around in the county after that. Usually did my shopping and what not somewhere else :)