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.


Yesterday We Won This

A tournament held annually at the end of the year between the local golf course maintenance staffs. Not the chump house people but the ones that go out and bust their asses so well to do hacks can go out and pretend they are living a dream of playing like the big boys and girls or something like that.

Remember that at best maybe just maybe on a good day 10% who play this game break a hundred. I have fessed up before to being a shitty golfer and came in with a 50 that included two quadruple bogeys and a 43 for a respectable 93 and 8 pars having not touched a club in a month, I really can live with that.

It was a fun beautiful day and I like the people who I work with. This trophy should sit in the pro shop but of course that won't be allowed because as a throw back to Caddy Shack we maintenance people are less than the beautiful ones who frequent those places.


  1. I was the driver back because the big hitters needed to replenish their body fluid levels. The two guys on the right are close to scratch golfers with the fellow in the blue shirt a 2-time state high school champ.

    I did try a beer but it tasted not too good. Told it was a buttwipe but found out later it was a PBR.

  2. PBR is not even beer Fly, thought you lived in Coors country.

  3. Curs??? A cowboy and winger beer. They have never got a dime from me but I am a lager type of guy Holte but like Fat Tire a lot as well that's brewed in Ft. Collins. Hmmm hmmm goood!

  4. Believe it or not, New Belgium brews a 3.2 version of Fat Tire (which I call Flat Tire).

  5. Damn, I shot a 108 yesterday and hadn't picked up a club in two weeks. You're a better golfer than me Gunga Din.

  6. If I had given a shit and practiced I probably would have turned into an ever bigger asshole Patrick. I had to keep score and I hate that and never really do on paper anyway.

  7. Great news and kudos to you guys.

    8 pars? really tuff to do and u should be proud.

  8. For having no expectations what so ever and being forced to keep the damn score yea Russ I'm satisfies.

    Thanks Suzanne.