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.


The One So Sorry Quivered That Day

I think about this story from the way back machine and it may be up there with one of the first biggy apologies ever. It's J J J J Jimmy  Swaggart near the top of the heap of hypocrites. A human greaser slug. What always stood out to me and I remember laughing so hard through the whole thing but it was when his lower lip and jaw quivered that I cracked a rib and had to get wrapped up. Even da Swaggart had to practice before the mirror on that one. America loved it then and loves this kind of crap to this day. This country is in big trouble.

Laugh again because it's funny damn it..


  1. Thanks for the funny with my morning coffee. Is that Jim Carrey? Priceless.

  2. I remember that year well. John Connelly declared bankruptcy, Rock Hudson died of aides and it came out he was gay, and Swaggart got caught with his pants down.
    There was a good joke:
    Who would have thought that I would have better morals than Jimmy Swaggart, more money the John Connelly and more pussy than Rock Hudson?

  3. Yuk Yuk

    Thanks for the memories Patrick.

  4. Fucking hilarious. Back when Jim Carrey was the greatest ever. My dad urged me into the ministry but my mother was a moral woman and wouldn't hear of it.

  5. Your Mom saved you ass Cletis. She was a good women!