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 A Bunch

Some were good some were bad. Some were nasty some were nice. If there had been a different set of  learning circumstances those many years ago probably little Fly would have taken a different direction in life. Of course that's not the case.

What can be said is that he did learn  work ethics and dedicates himself to things he believes in and enjoys. Having said all that nonsense this is the 2000th post here at OTC which even surprises me. WOW.

The novelty of the internets has not worn off so this will continue at least for a while. It's still fun damn it!


  1. Hats off to the man with the blog and the camera!

    BTW, my wife thinks the dragonfly may be a Cardinal Meadowhawk (Sympetrum illotum.

  2. Nowhere close to the massive number you put up my friend and in such a different way that makes you think and or go look.

    I'm going to check this fly out. There were so many and just the big blue ones for the most part last weekend. It was odd actually.

    There's a post up that is about a women in Brown's Park at the picture place that I found to be so interesting. Better than the dragonfly.

  3. Beautiful dragonfly. I saw one in a color yesterday I had not seen before and thought of you and your beauties. Life is full of wonderful things,isn't it? Congrats on your 2,000th post. That is a bunch. :)
    So glad you plan to continue.

  4. Good looking fly.

    Yep, the twists and turns the Coincidence Coordinators throw into our lives have a lot more influence on the lessons we manage to learn, it seems, than we give them credit for.

    2000 posts. Sheeze. I figure three lifetimes from now I might get up to a thousand.

    Good work, bud.

  5. It's not fun for me anymore, Fly. But I think it's important to make sure that a few people who may not be aware of some things, get informed of them. I know the MSM won't be talking about most of what I see, so I chug on.

    And I appreciate that you are chugging on as well.

  6. Friends and I do consider all of my friends - something happened this morning that was not very pleasant and I am not very happy right now and may post later on that.

    It's the different colored ones Teresa that won't let you close. Have to have a lot of patience and a bit of luck.

    Jules,JR and TE all of you are such good writers and JR I come to your place and others I link to for the real story and take on things because I have cut back on reading in depth because of a really good bad attitude. I trust all of you and we think almost identical for the most part. I will continue but after I bang out this thing that's on my mind I may take a break.

    Thank you all for the kind words!\

    Giv'em hell and don't take no shit!!

  7. Congratulations. Hopefully, you have at least another 2000 in you.

  8. Hi Cujo-you must be up there or past that number as well. I respect your efforts and writings as well and I've been there with you so you know that too. Thank you! As for another 2000 -that would be something.

    Look at the Fearguth fellow and how many times he's hit the "publish post" button. YIKES!

  9. Congrats, Fly on 2000. I already weary of this somewhat and admire your zest for excellence and your stamina to endure. Glad I was led to your place.

  10. OF,

    I always enjoy your pics and posts. But most of all I have always enjoyed our friendship over the decades.

    It pains me to hear of this family fractioning having known the Three of you down thru the years.

    You are and have always been to me a fair and decent friend so look up and out, there are better days ahead.

    Tim in KC

  11. Thank you for that Cletis!!