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.


Iraq Beat

We hear little from Iraq but here is a piece on what one fellow does. What are the rest of the 49,999 soldiers up to. And what about the embassy?   We'll never hear the truth about who is there how many and what they are actually doing. At least they're not getting killed. That makes nothing right though not even a little bit.
Sgt. Michael Smith works 12-hour days, monitoring defense systems and patrolling Joint Base Balad. And sometimes he takes the wheel of an armored vehicle known as an MRAP to escort officers and civilian contractors throughout the country.


  1. It's enough to make your brain bleed.
    Obama needs to shit or get off the pot. Perhaps in his last year of office, second term, he might think of ending this horseshit. Then again maybe not...

  2. There won't be any second term Tim.

    When did you become Badger?