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.


Price Of Fuel Going Up On Our Second War Front

Smart people who are realists as well know that a "win" isn't coming for us in Afghanistan. Occupying country's can't seem to get that but since we love blood and guts way too much and could care less what should be done we will carry on this futile effort wrapped in the flag for help.

The kicker is they have done this for days straight. I'm sure there will be a major effort to kill all these baddy's whatever they may be labeled this time and it may stop for a bit.

The problem is and you don't have to be any type of expert is that they can return at will over and over at their choosing and do the same thing. Maybe someone will get their hands on some shoulder fired missiles in the days to come and make the game even more interesting.


  1. This elective, vanity war is definitely not going in the right direction. Originally Bush league, It's turning Nixonian...

  2. You would think that by now we would have learned that occupying a sovereign country is not the way to "win the hearts and minds" of the citizens.

  3. Whichever bunch is doing the attacks, they are choosing their targets well. The US military can't do much without their fuel. When the Russians occupied Afghanistan they had a secure supply line to the country. Our bright lights in the Pentagon have built theirs on faith.

  4. I remember this book I read about WWII many years ago and there was a story about a tank battle with the Germans and a quote from a German who fought was "The Americans died like flies on Khyber Pass today". I always remembered that.

    Nothing is going to change you guys.

    Our country is now one of war. In a year even if some leave we will still be there and probably have moved on to to somewhere else as well.

    If my Dad were alive he'd be even more pissed off.

  5. These last two comments were outstanding!