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.


It Has Been Confirmed!

Newty Gingrich's play toy that he travels with is an alien life form. It's true and you can take that to the bank. The proof is below. Word on the street is that he could be one himself.


  1. Well - - - they're both doing those duck like things.

  2. Newt is a lizard person. Duh. His name says it all!

    As for Mrs. Grinch, she is indeed a non-human life form, but methinks you need to look in the works of Dr. Seuss for which one ;).

    - Badtux the Snarky Penguin

  3. Either she's an alien or she got a bad facelift. Either way she doesn't look quite normal.

    Also, Newt IS a lizard person. Read the story on the Daily Kos here.

  4. Yes he is. Could you guys go for a lizard alien?

    Bottom line these two ain't right. Nowhere close to it and that's a fact.

  5. I've saved copies of both pics. Cab you post the original source of them?

    I want to print some to hand out to a few of my repug aquaints.

  6. Excuse the typo. Meant to type "Can".

  7. I got the Mars girl off of Google Jeg and stole the other from Fearguth over at Bildungblog.

  8. Calista is from Rigel 7.

    Her species looks very human but they're known to eat broken glass.

  9. I bet that ain't all she can do.

  10. Eep. I ain't puttin' my equipment there, no way, no how. I bet it's got teeth.

    - Badtux the Rude Penguin