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.


Solidarity Rally In Denver

It was a beautiful day in Denver and by my estimation there were over 2000 that showed up in support of unions, teachers and what's right for the working person and to show support for the protesters in Wisconsin.

Afterward there was time for lunch at a Vietnamese joint on south Federal  an area not far from downtown and where I lived for a bit. It was really good and instead of costing $10 like it would here it was seven smacks.

It was over a ten hour day and drove down and back without incident and very little traffic to the heart of downtown with easy parking three blocks away.

There were tea nutters but no huge numbers. It's fair to say they were very rude to many people and were downright just plain pricks and assholes.

Denver has never felt like a big city to me and I would live here and not have to think twice about doing so.

This event was one where it was important to show up in person. I am very glad to have participated and to be part of a statement that what is being attempted by dregs of the right wing does not and will never fly with people who are aware of the reality and not the reality from fux whore news.


  1. Good for you. So glad to see people taking to the streets. I'm not one of them..yet, but it's still pretty quiet here... Is that your photo of the placard that says Middle class closed for business? if so, may I use it possibly in a future post, with attribution of course?

  2. Yes these are mine Theresa. Used bloggers player for the video as it was illustrative only. The Denver whore post said 500 attended. Someone doesn't care to count. There were at least 2000 if there was one. That's pretty much always the case when our side turns out. As with the video I saw from channel 4 that was there. They started it out with the baggers and half of their vid was on them. It's kinda hard to take good pictures at an event like this.

    Thanks Teresa and you are welcome to my stuff anytime at both places. Minnesota where?

  3. Thanks!

    "In war, truth is the first casualty."

    North central, in the Brainerd lakes area.

  4. Ah-the racing days of Donnybrook not to mention the fishing.

  5. A trip well worth taking. May the tide be turning.

  6. That would be nice Pat but I see no indication of that as yet.