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.


The Army Fails Miserably Once Again

In how Vets are treated and how symptoms relating to combat are ignored. In this case there was a good chance this death by cop could have been avoided and the army looked the other way many times. Not much has changed it seems and if you read this  there is no way you will not feel outrage.

A Tucson soldier who suffered an apparent mental breakdown and died in a clash with out-of-state police saw so much mayhem at war that it "affected his behavior and actions," in the weeks leading up to his death, an Army investigation has found.


  1. Haven't you heard? The "patriots" of this great country of ours slapped a whole bunch of yellow magnets on their SUVs, and hung UHMUHRICUN flags off the antennas. Hell, they even wear those nifty little flag lapel pins. What else do you WANT?!? Man, you're starting to sound like one of them COMMANIST types to me.

  2. Yea JR I got hammered about a gun comment even though I mentioned my own guns and the fact I know how to use them. Not good enough. Probably ought to add asshole to the commie label as well ya know.

  3. I'm a gun owner myself, but these days they expect you to be insane if you're a gun owner. None of that commonsense talk, dammit.

  4. If you're not on full auto with these people you then become dangerous to them and need to be threatened.

  5. Fodder. Fucking cannon fodder. We have treated our soldiers in a manner I would never have thought possible. We need a draft immediately. So many who want to fight them over there instead of over here contribute by managing a hedge fund. This broke my heart.

  6. It has to end everyone but it's not going to now or later and that is very sad as well. Sonofabitch!