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.


Killer Kids

This happened shortly after I returned from Iowa in two towns I am very familiar with and was in Humboldt a bunch where one of the killings occurred.

Another story link.

It could have been my town this killer picked or yours. I believe the lady from Algona was the mother of 11.

I also believe it's important to have a judicial system even with it's flaws but with cases like this judgment needs to be expedited. I don't give a shit about past history of  this kid or what happened to him or what have you. When you kill in cold blood like this some things need to be pushed off the table.

Could we as part of the education process teach these kids as part of life a few things that are not allowed and if that line is crossed bad things are going to happen to you.

In this case teach them if you murder others for the fun of killing and are caught and guilty as guilty can be you are history as well and very quickly get the same as what you gave.

Just saying.


  1. And lest the bleeding hearts talk about how we need to "rehabilitate" this little darling, there's only one kind of person who can kill in cold blood this way, and that kind of person has something missing in them, a piece of the puzzle is gone that makes someone fully human. I wouldn't consider putting them down any different from putting down a vicious dog.

    Note that this doesn't have shit to do with any "educational process". I didn't need to get taught that killing people was wrong. I disliked hurting people and critters from an early age. It's got to do with whether you got that little thing called "humanity". Which this piece of shit obviously don't got.

    - Badtux the Educational Penguin

  2. These are relatively small towns Tux-this hurt big time. And I agree!