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.


And The Answer Is

We just took delivery of five new mowers. These are specialized to cut grass on a golf green and are designed to mow at very low heights. We mow ours at .125 which is 1/8th of an inch. These have yet to be used. What do you think one costs?

Here's another view.
With a corporate discount of 25% each mower carry's a price tag of $7500. One of the reasons the game of golf is not cheap to play except for the better off.


  1. Wow, one of my cars cost that much.

  2. Hi Andy, I hear that and up until a year ago I drove 3-4K Subys. These prices are going to increase even more dramatically in 2013 when new emission standards come into effect.

    This business needs more simplicity but it's not going that way.

  3. Looks like they'd be fun to operate.

  4. They are Patrick and if the operator gives a shit one can get quite a bit of satisfaction when you're finished mowing a green and it looks sooo good.

    Just a simple thing can be very rewarding.

    They cost a lot of money so they should work real good!

  5. 1 day, I'll challenge you to a straight line contest! It'll be left vs. right, won't that be hot.

  6. but you're at such a disadvantage cuz you can't see too good these days.