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.



I have had one new car in my life and that was a Honda 600 Coupe bought in 1971 for something like $2006 or some damn thing like that. It was a pretty cool car that got 50 mpg.

Driving down to the front range last Friday came up on a car and noticed the equal dents it had and said to myself that something hit this dead center and that it was too bad as it appeared to be a newer vehicle.

And then when I come up on it I see these indentations were designed into it and on a Lexus no less one of the high end vehicles on the market in this country. Why would a company want to design what looks like dents from a distance into their vehicle and who would want to buy something like that as well.

My money says many more regressives buy these than dims.


  1. A lot of recalls on those Lexus vehicles. Fifty miles per gallon? What happened to that design?

  2. They just got better Andy with the first Civic's introduced after the 600's which basically had an upright 600cc motorcycle engine. The design itself is still very practical and with a better power plant this could once again become a very practical car for the times.

  3. Some are saying that we will be paying $5.00 per gallon by 2012.

  4. Yeah? But its a LEXUS. Somehow Tom you don't get it.

  5. That's a triple. YUK YUK YUK !!!

    I don't get it as this does seem odd.