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's Not Much But It's Something Anyway

One of the things I've always enjoyed was walk mowing greens. It's fun and when you are finished and have done a good job meaning mowing straight it has never failed to make me feel better when you look back at it and it's almost perfect.

Not real hard to do but many struggle and never get it.. The HOC (height of cut) these are mowed at is .125 or 1/8th of an inch.

If you see that slug in the Utah dummy post I apologize. I can not get rid of him.


  1. Not bad for an old guy. Ned a job?

  2. Probably before it's all over here.

  3. It's always nice to see an expanse of green. I can easily see where getting into the rhythm of mowing the greens would be rewarding.

    Don't worry about the dummy. Thanks for trying. Blogger sometimes has a mind of its own.

  4. Over the years some of the best mower/operators have been girls and that can be taken to the bank.

  5. My wife says she always derived the same type of satisfaction from ironing, which she did all day long on Saturdays for a family of six.

  6. I hear that Fearguth. For a while I ironed a few things and liked the results when I got done. I still have that iron and it will not come with me with my future move.

    It takes about 90 minutes to leave the shop - mow three 6000 sq. ft. greens including repairing ballmarks made by dumb ass golfers who only care about themselves,wash it off and park it.

  7. I can imagine you, One Fly, out there on the green, glaring at all those ballmarks, exclaiming, 'Heal, heal!' ;>

  8. No it's more of a cuss word actually. I'll be away from ballmarks soon. You brought up a word that evokes anger and many other things mostly negative with many who work in this business. This is the kinda stuff I will not miss.

    I have a felling you may already know this - if a ball mark is not repaired within an hour or so the grass dies. It takes two weeks to heal and no amount of pray'in speeds that up.

    Never have gone the golf route much at all blogging. I'll just end with say I don't have much respect for many that think they play the game.

    We played the back tonight and I'm very happy to have come away with the one par that was had. And that was a sandy with a 15 foot putt. I'm a shitty golfer.

  9. Forgot to say that last year a friend and I did a video where he is walk mowing. We want to do another on how to set a cup. Got the place and a couple of real good ideas on how to make this really good. I'm looking forward to it because it's going to be so pretty out and the light will be perfect. Plus I have to admit that I've never set a cup in 25 years or so. It's a very important part of course set up and also needs to be done correctly. The fellow who did it today was his first time and he gets a compliment tomorrow for sure. Great pins and I always say if you get somebody whining then you did an even better job.

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  11. A well mown green is a true wonder. I agree with the ball marks. Municipals around here are the worst. Every time I hit a green I have to repair three or four just to putt.

  12. I could go on and on here Pat as it is a real sore point. The #1 complaint of GC Stupidintendants across the country.

    Thanks whore PGA and kiss my ass supers for not taking this organization to task on this.