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.


Nam Style Love Story

Do not misunderstand - I'm happy that these two people found each other and may their love last forever through numerous redeployment's. However the way their relationship is framed in respect to this country's involvement in Afghanistan is wrong and total bullshit and I will never agree to terms such as this used in articles about our second war front. Such as -

We have learned nothing but of course that's where we are at as a country and war is our game we love to play.


  1. At least they're marrying each other and not spreading the bullshit around. Sorry, I'm feeling pretty down about the whole shebang this morning... Beautiful photo on your header though. Thank you for that.

  2. Glad you liked that!This was taken just a little over two weeks ago in the lounge where there are a lot of windows. We can have tomatoes most of the winter.

    But the sheep read it and then as always good can come out of something bad thus it all becomes good and nobody says no to more war. Tomorrow many will hear why our 4th war front is a good one. Not me.

  3. Ah yes, the sheeple.

    Came back to check out your music pics. I'm a huge Bruce Cockburn fan, have blogged about him before. "FWIW" by BS is in my top ten faves of all time... Thanks for the great videos.

  4. Protesters made the difference before and now it's only the baggers that can turn out the numbers.
    according to BWMedia. Where are the artists now?

    And we can add another to that list