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.


Pieces Of Shit With Wings

I saw this and thought this is a joke but when you're talking R&D for the military it's all on the table as several companies want to get on this gravy train.

A conceptual drawing of a "Transformer" produced by AAI, a subsidiary of Textron Systems. Several companies are vying to develope the vehicle under a DARPA program that will give troops a transport that can scurry down roads linke and SUV, but quickly transition to flight.

I wish someone would pay me for coming up with dumb ass ideas.

The military and their budget is never going to change except that it will grow larger. Are we all on the table with that or do you think starting next year there will be significant cuts then and for years following so these monies can be used to address our Nation's infrastructure and other issues.


  1. Another military industrial complex wet dream. It should be good for a 300-500% cost over run.

  2. You gotta be shitting me? If that is true I refuse to believe Gates didn't can it as part of the $50 billion he cut.

  3. And no one will say boo except guys like us. There are better ways of doing this but it will never happen.

  4. Jesus fucking Christ on a popsicle stick... anything light enough to fly *has* to be a tin can that you can probably punch your fist through the side, much less a bullet. Might as well paint a target on our GI's and say to potential enemies, "Here ya go, boys, GI spam in a can!"

    Yeah, officially Stupidest Idea of the Century...

    - Badtux the Snarky Penguin

  5. Oh, we'll change. Bankruptcy isn't far away now. No money, no toys.

  6. After the debacle in Iraq over over armor on these things BTux that something that is used on the ground and needs armor to protect the riders from the bad guys is going to be made to fly is literally crazy talk.

    I say bring that on if that is the way to stop this country funding aggression all over the world JR.