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.


Local Flag Desecration

 A quote from a parade watcher. “One of the meanings of the Fourth is celebrating our independence and supporting our troops”.

And you do that I guess if you are repuglican/bagger and support the women above breaking the law because after all the right has first dibs on wannabe patriots ya see. 

The supporter of our troops probably has no issue with our wars of choice and wars for lies just as long as there's troops to support for next year's parade.


  1. Remember when hippies wore stuff like that to ridicule the right they passed laws against desacrating(sic) the flag and treated it like flag burning. If they do it it's okay, they're being patriotic.

  2. Exactly and nobody says boo.

  3. A great demonstration of how things have changed in the name of the gods of raw profit...

  4. and the sheep bleet for more