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.


Jobs In September

Yup that's the news. bama go give speech about his plan to make jobs and start to bring our country back to where it should be. That's me saying that not the prez.

Why do those hoping for relief have to wait even another day? No one has done squat about jobs. Not a damn thing. All of a sudden the four letter word is on the table.

It's all one big insult the way I see it because nothing will come of it. Nothing! 

Jobs are not in the future crystal balls of mine.

Who knows the climate is actually good for this given the election and posturing. bama holds the better hand on this but if a game were to be played he'd fuck it up.


  1. He is on the campaign trail once more.
    They have also said that they will look at cutting MORE than the 1.5 Trillion.
    The O team is doing the bidding for the rethugs, and corporate America.
    It took a real dem [FDR] to bring about the New Deal.
    Now it will be the Manchurian Candidate dem to take us to Pre-New Deal status.

  2. telling the hopers just what they want to hear

    go bama

    bama da man

    bama better

    bama save country

    bend over rover

  3. maybe you should quit taking pictures and write poetry, I think you might have something there.

  4. Here's something I read on Yahoo (you probably won't like it):

    "Recession is when your neighbor loses his job, depression is when you lose your job, recovery is when Obama loses his job".

  5. Duta-the presidency means nothing to me. This man was hated as soon as people thought he had a chance. In the two year run up to the election I listened to none of it nor will I this time. That line from you is the way it's been since that time.

    If he was doing something for "my side" rather than for the wrong side then that would be a different story. This man is very Bush like and I do not hate him just that I will not support in 2012 a presidential candidate that does not support me and what I guess is the very few like myself.

  6. It doesn't matter what he unveils Republicans will make sure it fails along with us. Total collapse and nothing less is their goal so they can get back in and finish undoing FDR's and the entire Democratic legacy.

    I said it under BNush but Dems have to grow a spine and learn how to fight the Republican disinformation juggernaut and they have not. The Republicans only get worse. They know they are in charge!

  7. I find myself agreeing with an average patriot there...and I am on union retirement (not much, I got out early) and SS. I am a life-long Democrat who is disgusted with this right wing party that calls itself Democrats! SHAME ON THEM!

    Been trying to sell our place so we can move out and get gone to New Zealand. Anyone looking for a nice outfit at the beach should contact me!

  8. Mr. N I sent Jim an e-mail about his comment. We're all on the same page it's just that my outlook for the future is darker than most have.

    You've had your place for sale a long time. I hope so much it happens and your dream is fulfilled.

  9. Mine neither, sweetheart.

    Much to my despair.

    But wishing for better for all of us.


    Jobs are not in the future crystal balls of mine.

  10. If some better does arrive we'll sure as hell be able to recognize it.

  11. Carpe diem Barack did not. I had expectations of at least a good fight when I supported him. I can respect one who fights and loses. I have no respect for a man with no convictions or commitment to anything other than himself. When he looks in the mirror, he sees his concept of the greater good looking back at him.

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