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.


What About The Others

Will the screwed who supported the bush regime and all the others now who continue to bleat "she's gonna come back" finally say no more and demand real change happen. No they won't.

I'm just a single guy and it hurts bad. What about people with family's who are losing even more of the little they had?

Part of my losses are of my own doing but not all. Middle America who has money wherever that Wall Street has access to are not financial people as I am not.

Ultimately we are all responsible for ourselves but you have to put your trust somewhere at times when it comes to matter like this.

What I'm saying is that for years there have been crimes committed with these institutions and that is the reason the markets are the way they are now. There were chances to bring accountability into this equation but of course it was not and here we go again.

It does not have to be this way but this is what our leaders and our government do to us. 

Will the sheep ever say no more I can't take it anymore. I sincerely doubt it.



  1. Hi Tom! While I was reading this I was listening to Romney say corporations are people too and the audience was pissed.

    I am disgusted with Repugs, they want total collapse and nothing less so they can blame it on Obama and get back in and finish off us and Bush's misagenda.

  2. I just saw that as well Jim and what's sad is that these people believe this stuff.

  3. Politicians on both sides have drawn America into bankruptcy. What could happen is pressure , even some kind of intervention from countries like China and Russia that keep dollars and american bounds as their reserve money, and see it all endangered now.