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.


Coming Down To The Wire - LTFO

Could the dark side be as successful as being speculated? That across the country a slew of new faces elected that are polar opposites of who I am and what I believe in. Of course the answer is yes proven by the reelection of the chimp in '04.

I've never seen any thing close to this. Everyone of us understands the dynamics of this election and what the future will probably hold if the right wins big. These people hold and have been holding  four of a kind while we sit there with a pair. The supremes decision on campaign financing went straight into the heart of the left. If they didn't cheat they would lose. It all gets done better by them.

They win and our side will never get it back. Bama will be a one termer and control of both houses and the presidency is a certainty in 012.

Unlike the usual one may find here I'm hoping that people aren't as stupid as the polls say they are and they cast their vote for candidates on my side of the fence however unlikely whore pundits tell me that is to happen.

I'm not paying attention to much through the day. Remember back in '04 by the middle of the evening it was clear who the winner was going to be. By about the same time tonight it will be very clear where this country really stands on a number of critical issues.

If these people win tomorrow you better look the fuck out I shit you not.


  1. The polls were wrong two years ago. I don't think they're any better today.

  2. i'm hoping for a lateday surprise...

    honestly, been main-lining this election all morning now, and i'm already exhausted... republicans are intimidating voters in three battleground states EN MASSE already .... Colorado (coors and fundie territory), Texas (El Paso and Exxon land) and Kansas (home base for Koch Industries).... they're really trying to steal this election, 2010, for the redistricting advantages

    @PM Prescott... yeah, i'm hoping the polls are off again

  3. It's the Four Horsemen, sweetheart.

    And they're riding hard.

    Love ya,