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.


Exit Interviews For Catholics Who Don't Want Anymore

Yup crazy ass Catholics are leaving Benny and the church of mumbo jumbo in droves. The poop needs money and so do the local parishes who build big monstrosities to be close to the one they believe in who isn't really anywhere. It costs a lot to heat these things and maybe that's part of the reason people leave. Could it be priests who rape children who are allowed to continue to do so? Or have they started reading bad ass atheist blogs and  have had a vision of reality. No matter what it may be a braniac got a brain fart to stem the tide.

Yup-that outta do it alrighty!


  1. I go to mass every Sunday only because my 84yo mother can't drive and needs assistance getting inside of the church and I notice that most of the people who attend are folks I grew up with, or older save for the few younger families that attend and there seems to be a sense of routine to the whole thing and they seem to find comfort in the comraderie amongst their fellow church goers and less about the religious activities. Kind of like going to the local Lions club meetings and we all know that most local Lions Clubs are, well you get the idea.

  2. And that's the way it is. Great observations Russ.

    I may go on a Sunday-maybe and that's just to see what goes on these days as a friend has to go on Xmas eve every year and he told me there was no rhyme or reason in the happenings and young were running all over the place making a lot of noise. He did not like it.

  3. I used to go every week, then I got sick of all the "protect the troops" prayers from the lector.

    I didn't expect antiwar, just an acknowledgement that two groups were dying. Protect the troops and the Iraqis, Please end this war, whatever. Not just keep our troops safe, while they exterminate people who meant us no harm.
    Needless to say I don't go anymore, I pray every day and my faith is unshaken, but I can't be part of the bullshit anymore.
    And a lizard hitlerjugend is pope.

    Thanks for reading my post One Fly, I also just put one up at Beekeepers Apprentice if you're having trouble sleeping.

  4. Oso-help me out. I'm not familiar with that and I would like to read it.

  5. Most major denominations are facing reduced numbers. Unfortunately the mega churches keep growing. They scare me more than the Catholics

  6. There are so many churches being built on the front range Patrick I tell you!

  7. Hi One Fly, here's Bee's site. She let me put a couple posts up, one on Victor Jara-social activist/singer and victim of Pinochet. The other one I put up was on racism, how both sides can have their personal biases which circumstances can cause us to spread to others.