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.


Badges Say They Can't Do Nuthin

A pit bull in this case jumped out of a car window and rips a smaller dog apart being walked by a women. Real nice and seems to me the police need to have their asses kicked for being uncaring bastards. They lie when they cry there's nothing they can do.


  1. Morning amigo. A friend of mine used to have a problem with loose dogs forever killing his goats in Coryell County. Over the years it went from mainly doberman, to Rottweiller, to Pit Bulls, which he considered worse than the others. He complained constantly to the law enforcement people, but loose dogs weren't illegal in Coryell County, so he killed a lot of dogs.

    But a couple of pit bulls he'd been lost goats to but hadn't gotten yet killed a 12 year old girl on a bicycle and began eating her down the road from his property. Cars stopped and a dozen people tried to stop them devouring her, but they kept on until someone killed both of them.

    Pissed the owner off pretty badly, losing those dogs.

  2. Woody swears by the goodness of these dogs and there is merit to that - b b b b b but then there's this. That is so sag not to mention sick.

    Where I'm moving if there are strays coming around the buildings chances are pretty good they may get shot.

  3. Criminal law does not in general cover property damage other than deliberate damage (vandalism, deliberate cruelty, etc.). Likely a violation of the local leash law, but that's it from a law enforcement perspective -- a $150 cite. This is also why you don't get arrested if you accidentally run your car into another car and injure its driver, unless you are violating another law (such as the law against drunk driving). There's one helluva civil case for damages though, both real damages (the cost of the dog and her surgery) and emotional damages (the cost of seeing your beloved puppy torn to pieces in front of you).

    In short, the bar for criminal behavior is intent. Unless you can prove that the owner of the pit bull intended for his dog to eat the smaller dog -- if, say, the owner says "go get'em!" and pushed his pit bull towards the smaller dog -- all you have is civil damages. The fact that the owner of the pit bull put down the pit bull in the aftermath of this is likely evidence enough, to the cops, that there was no intent on the part of the owner, so... that's just how the law works, it's a civil case now, to be executed via a lawsuit against the pit bull owner.

    - Badtux the Legal Penguin

  4. Yes the letter of the law was followed in that respect Tux.

    It was a smart ass implication that if a badge even following the letter of the law wants to mess with you they can and do.

    I hope they did with this guy even thought their hands were cuffed so to speak.