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.


On Health Insurance

Last fall there were some unusual pain coming from the hip area. Wanted to know and went to a hip bone specialist and requested an x-ray which I got. I'm good to go till the end which was important to know. The doc was a cornfield boy and we had much in common and shared a bunch of yucks. That cost me $20.

Not long ago got a piece of steel in my eye and the ladies in Salida took care of that for me pronto. That was another $20 and $10 for some eye drops.

A week ago about right at this time had a colonoscopy. I'm good to go for 10 years. A 1400 smack deal and it cost me $50 for the prescription.

I was treated so nice each time. Those are the times in the last 10-15 years I have used my health insurance excluding dental and I need to get a minor thing done before I'm done in October.

I will probably this summer get a minor physical and some blood work done to see if there is anything that can be found now that will kill me in the next three years. If there is I'll keep working because if not I'm done.

What's this mean. Well that I'm pretty healthy and lucky too. How lucky I'll be for three years without  insurance remains to be seen.

Fly is just a peckerhead and a pissant in time like we all are but at the very least the most powerful and at one time the richest country country in the world could at the very minimum provide screening to all residents of this country to find and prevent diseases from killing when there is no need to die.

It's not hard to do that but war is more profitable so there ya go ya see.

One last thing is in 2014 when we get charged from the government for insurance I damn well better get something for it because there's little money there for nothing.

I just remembered maybe three years ago had a biopsy done to check for skin cancer. There was none. This is something that kills very easily. Not much at all if detected early.


  1. I hope that was a 'colonoscopy' you had, Fly, and not a 'colostomy'.

  2. I make so many mistakes and much of the time can't catch them. It's embarrassing. Thanks buddy!

  3. No problema! I'm just tickled that it was just a colonoscopy!

  4. Me, too. :)

    sorry. couldn't resist.

  5. Sounds like you are going on the RepubliCare system -- Don't Get Sick! If You Do, Die Quick!