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.


12 Year Old Killer's Brother Doesn't Have A Clue

An neither do most others who say this and say that about how good and decent the family was and that it's such a shock. I agree it's a shock and I feel for community and the remaining family members who are still alive.

So the brother and an uncle were on CNN last night and I'm sure the script was the same as the linked to article that hands up in the air asking how and ignoring the one denominator of many of these types of killings. You mind screwed these kids with religion and it backfired. So whore national news will do it's share in continuing the myth that believers just can't do things like this. What a bunch of bull shit!

I will try to watch this clip tonight and I will not be wrong that religion will not be discussed as to one of the possible reasons this young man felt the need to kill his family in such "a strong christian house".

UPDATE:  Just saw the clip maybe five minutes long. Not an inkling of religion anywhere to be had. Initial articles were strong on just that. Nobody knew nuthin about any guns even though the father was a former deputy. This dog just got a bone.


  1. "...strong Christian house" All I can envision are scenes fromm the movie "Carrie". Those are easily three of the most frightening words ever strung together.

  2. The clip of these two Cletis was so poor. "Well how did you feel when you learned what happened"? That kind of crap.

    You can damn well bet family members know there's more to the story and it's religion that's a major player in this.

    None of these people is going to cast a shadow on their religious nuttery. It's just that simple.

  3. Another beautiful photo in the header. Glad to see your solidarity and union images up. I try to keep my eye on the big picture and not let some of these sad stories of family dysfunction distract me. Peace.

  4. Thanks Billie! Girls seem to be better at that than guys. I hope in the near future to physically participate in more protest activities as you do. I'll have time on my hands.