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.


Some Of Those Who Don't Fit In

From the Standard-Examiner in Ogden,UT. It's the Weber County Jail mug shots.

The whole bunch is here.

Some places do this and no these people don't go to church on Sunday probably but do they really need their picture to be in the paper.


  1. I have to tell you: my son and many of his friends have had to do some jail time due to mary juana. They started a facebook page called The Wall of Shame, where they post each others mug shots. It would be sad, if it wasn't so hilarious. But, I do get your point. A person's dignity hasn't any worth in the judicial system and in many other places as well.

  2. I bet that is funny. I wonder if well known Mormons get theirs in the paper as well. Sorry-I forgot they are next to perfect.

  3. That policy sucks.

  4. They do that here in Indiana too and I don't think it is right. I think to myself well here are the dispossesed people who are set up as examples of what can happen to us if we don't toe the line.

  5. Where are the photos of the Hedge Fund managers?

  6. I wouldn't be surprises that if these do-gooders had their way their wouldn't be a public beating involved as well.