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.


Mexicans Are Smarter Than Us

How much I'm not sure really but I can tell you that the blood and guts piling up in their country has grown old and there is talk about some form of legalization of drugs.

Here apparently we love war and death because when there is talk of stopping the killing it is generally met with derision from most of the media that ones who speak of such are not really "true Americans" ya see there.

On a national level here just the thought of talk like this has politicians scurrying away. We need this discussion so badly from those who can make change but like most everything we won't get it because we love the other far too much.

Thank you Mexico and start talking soon and force these bastards here to do the same. I am so weary of being considered a criminal which I am not and want to see change before I croak!


  1. Ca'mon Tom, obviously you don't understand how wars benefit 'merica. Winning is obviously not considered in the planning, enactment and conclusion, although some wars like the war on drugs is one that keeps on giving to corporate 'merica with all the prisons that need to be built to house the unwashed and lazy drug users and the inventions that protect our boys in blue that must deal with the unwashed and dangerous one ounce bag folks like the Tazers and SWAT vehicles that every town in "merica must have now. When are you gonna smarten up and get with the program?

  2. That is a big double yuk yuk there my friend. I plead cornfield in my ignorance.

  3. We are always a little late getting with the program. Like 30 years or so. But you know, something to look forward too. ;)

  4. Not sure this proves Mexico is smarter than the U.S. They've suffered a hell of a lot more than we have, at least so far. More people have died there in the drug war, and it really is a war there, than live in many of the places I grew up in.

    Which is not to say that we're incredibly dense as a people, and seldom learn even from our own mistakes, let alone others. We are. But I suspect that 50k or so deaths in a three-year span, which is the equivalent of Mexico scaled up to U.S. size, would probably focus our attention on what's really important.

  5. Hell no it don't Cujo but at least there is a enough interest that it generates a story. We're a ling ways from even a story.

    25 knocked off in Juarez today!

  6. One Fly - you know how it is. We have that second amendment and it is considered a solution. Perhaps this is why we love us some violence. The media and computer games don't help much in stopping violence either.

  7. One thing's for certain One Fly, along with Indians here in the Southwest they sure got hella better teeth from the lime in corn tortillas.
    Might classify better teeth as smarter,anyway!