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.


Genetic Link To PTSD - - - So What ???

Two University of Vermont researchers have found what may be a genetic link to post-traumatic stress disorder.They say they've found a hormone in women's blood that's associated with anxiety. They say they believe it might also be linked to PTSD.Jom Hammack conducted some of the research at U-V-M. He says more work is needed to conclusive establish a link. 

What difference is that going to make when soldiers are getting the shit blown out of them on a daily basis and watching their buds die day in and day out like in the real world of Restropo. Watch this movie and ask yourself and all others you know why the fuck are we there and when the hell does this lie end. Stick the genetic link you know where and demand that this be over now!


  1. I just got back from visiting Cletis Stump's post on the thievery on Wall Street, and now this. I don't like starting the day using the F word repeatedly. But, A genetic link??? A genetic link??? Having to pick up the body parts of your friends doesn't have a thing to do with it??? BTW: My anxiety is not genetic, my anxiety is over this kind of fuckery.

    Damn it, I'm trying to stay calm and centered here...

    It's hard to practice with your eyes wide open.

  2. That it is Teresa. If the dims over the years had used strong language and called what the bush's and now the baggers for what they really are instead of wanting to get along and be acceptable to the right so they could have a dialog with our enemies of the state we could be talking pictures,ruins and places seen and the good food that was had.

    Appreciate your visits and input.

  3. so once again its mommy's fault I see

    your picture at the top is spectacular!

  4. Imagine that Liberality. I am amazed at what seems to be the majority of women not having an issue with dumb ass fat white men determining what women can or can not do with own body. Frankly I think it's worse than ever before.

    I get the biggest kick out of these dragon fly's as you do. This is a baby but if you look close or go to the picture place to the dragon fly posts and zoom in you can see on and around their heads there are tiny florescent patches of different colors.

    And for anyone who stops by if you can watch the movie linked to above and if you do it will make any anti-war resolve you have even greater.

  5. I forgot to say this picture was cropped and I did manipulate this by zooming in a bit but was still real close maybe two to four inches. It's pretty easy to get close to the little guys - it's the big ones that are tough.

  6. It's a really cool picture. You are talented.

  7. Scientists released a report today confirming a strong genetic link indicating a strong genetic connection to scientists who look for strong genetic links.

  8. That sums things up real good there Cletis.