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.


Up On The Roof Top

I did not get done and will finish hopefully tomorrow. I am pooped and blood was drawn. What a pain in the ass.

And this is no feel good xmas post or anything close to it. Didn't go outside yesterday and the snow today is up to the bumper of the car. The roof has to be cleared there is no other choice. I fucking dread it but before that major project starts it's clear around the car game first. I can't wait til spring is here and the fall when I move away. I hope I never have to spend another winter in snow country. This is what I'm facing up there even though this is not my roof.

If there's anything good about this is that if you fall off you will not die - probably. And away we go.


  1. I'll send you one of these if you want.


  2. Can't say I'm glad you're moving Tom because we both know the area is gorgeous but for your sake I am glad because you can't be messing with that anymore. It is still early so good luck.

  3. Thanks Russ but there is no choice you have to go up. I have the trailer section done and actually it's not too bad. The addition part has the most and where it comes down then it has to be blown away-the problem is that it's generally a bit moist and it compacts. Before the blower can get into it it needs to be broken up with a shovel. It sucks a hind teat no matter what. Life for the little people.

    There are many choice areas down there as well Jim. Not far from Sante Fe or the 4-corners area.

    Short break over-thanks men!

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  6. Blood has been flowing rather frequently these days it seems. If I had teeth it would have had a couple knocked out with this one. That'll show'em!

    Thank you for the hint.