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.


The Thought Has Crossed My Mind

What can I say-I would like to have a bunch of these but I just don't want to pay.

These panels are everywhere out in the middle of nowhere. A couple of bolts and a couple of snips and it's a done deal. I mean after all it's the oil companies ya know there.

As much as I'd like to do so I'm getting too old to be sitting in the slammer. 


  1. It would be as given that stuff would disappear, I don't know why they even bother. Funny but the slammer days are over.

  2. In my fantasy every home and business in this country would have solar panels and be run by at least some solar power and our dependence upon gas and oil would be diminished. But hey, let's wait until there is so much global warming mayhem so that solar panels become useless right? ;~)

  3. I suppose this indicates why Republicans don't want to BUY solar panels. But I'd let them have them if they would stop trying to steal elections.

  4. I'm a great fan of solar energy and a believer in its future. Yet, at this stage, it's very expensive as compared to the other forms of energy, and not possible everywhere. In high ,urban buildings, for instance, one cannot install a solar water heater beyond the fiffth floor. And the tendency now is buildings of over 20 floors high.

  5. You guys are great commenters. Thanks for that.

    Plus your smart. Why isn't "commenters" a word?

  6. As you're probably aware, this is mostly the tweakers, stealing these to sell for meth. The majority of these wells are low-volume stripper wells and it doesn't hurt the oil companies much at all to lose a few solar panels off of them from time to time. It *does* hurt the landowner who's getting royalties from the well though, since the well shuts down without power and the oil company may or may not decide that it's worth it to put another solar panel out there. In West Texas in particular the landowner getting the taxes may very well be the University of Texas system, which was granted huge trust lands out there upon Texas statehood and uses the money to offset the fact that the Texas legislature hates education and would sooner eliminate public universities in Texas. In short, as with most efforts to stick it to "The Man", the only people who get hurt are the little guys -- the landowners, the university kids whose tuitions rise, and so forth -- not the people you'd think were being hurt.

    - Badtux the Oil Penguin