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.


Timing Is Everything

I can't help to be a real cynical pissed off smart ass to hear this shit. It should come as no surprise but it just gets fucking old.

Ray says what he's told to say and it was easy for him as breakfast is a helping of bull shit every morning.

Of course no one thought to ask why after all these years it just happens to come together when we are leaving the Iraqi's have all of a sudden "stood up".

It's always been a fucking lie and still is and there is no one to stop it. We love our wars and will not be deprived.

Just think 50,000 plus all the rest of them we have on the payroll in Irak.


  1. Odierno is like Alice in Wonderland: "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."