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.


Deny All You Want This Ain't Right

In my lifetime I have seen weather patterns change in two different locations. Iowa and Colorado with the difference being it basically quit snowing in certain parts. Is this evidence of climate change in the scientific sense? Of course not.

When the real evidence was brought forth by scientists from all over the world they were ridiculed out of the room by the right wing. The corporations profits cannot be denied.

One thing that always stood out dramatically when new data was analyzed was that here were the smartest people in the world and almost always in the piece that was written they continually underestimated the rate of decline. That is significant.

Here are the results of doing nothing. How many storms have we seen like this one after another. Storms that reach from Canada into the Gulf sometimes six or eight states wide and in the winter as well.

Not only is the Empire in steep decline but our planet as well. We will never see normal weather patterns ever again and you do not have to be a scientist to come to that conclusion.

When I was a kid and thunderstorms would roll through at night Mom would light a holy candle and hope for the best. That was spookier than the storm.

I feel for the kids and everyone for that matter in the mid-west as I can tell you I would be so scared of these storms I don't think I could sleep at night.

May the storms stop today please!


  1. May The Storms Be Still.

  2. It was pretty scary around these parts last night.

  3. Heading up to that area tomorrow, hope we avoid them.

  4. I hope you do too Patrick.

    We don't even have them around here and it scares me.

  5. It's not just the mid-west. Tornado Alley extends all the way through the South. I used to stand outside my door when the sirens went off because I could look in the direction from which a tornado was coming. No more.

  6. Hi Leslie. It's just downright scary because the storms are so huge it seems there's no way to avoid them. It's like you're a prisoner. It's has to be so tough mentally.