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.


Sadly The Number Is

Update 9/1/11  The number of dead increased by 3 for a total of 68.

It's a record. Are ya proud Merca well are ya sheep! 



  1. Compared to the money the war profiteers are making, human life is cheap.

  2. When a soldier no longer knows/believes what he or she is fighting for.
    Then they exist only to live another day.
    But, but, Obusha told us that this was a "just war".
    Well then lets ask the families of these fallen soldiers how just this war really is.
    We are nation building in Afghnaistan. While our own nation self implodes.

  3. As long as it's only the kids of the riff-raff that are getting slaughtered, nobody gives a flying fuck.

  4. Especially sad, since if we'd started leaving at the beginning of the new administration, there'd probably be almost none killed at this point.

  5. Somebody tell me when it was these people did a common sense good thing that was a huge positive for us "we the people".

    No way are good things coming our way!

    Thanks everyone.