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.


Then And Now 40 Years Ago

Looking around for the post below this one came across a quote from a icon of the world who was instrumental in ending the Vietnam War and paid a huge price for the stance he took. We need dozens like him now but this is about something else and reading his quote from four decades ago it appears not all that much has changed.

His short quips were some of the most powerful ever said by anyone.


  1. Ali and Yogi Berra are probably the leaders in the world of sports, at least among English-speakers.

  2. Dude, you gotta watch this. It's a beautiful quiet movie.

    The Beautiful Country.

    The first man that asked me to marry him was Vietnamese.

  3. I will watch this tonight. Thank you for that Nunya and I can tell I am going to like this.

    How many times were you asked ma dear? Just curious.

  4. One Fly, thanks for dropping around today. I just noticed a very angry liberal, who thought you were serious in tyour comment this morning, was a bit put out. He's a very bright guy. I comment with him on TP and I'll try to get the truth out to him. Hilarios how life comes at us somedays. By the way, would you like to repost the pledge I have up today? Stay well.

  5. I agree. I have always been a big fan of The Champ. I stopped watching boxing when he left the arena. Smart guy, stood up for what he believed in.