4/16/17
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.

9/9/11

Ringee Dingee Dingee

Called India today two times because my phone was not working. The second because it was too frustrating the first time. The second was worse but I stuck with it and it got fixed.

I could not understand and was just plain pissed off a couple times as was he.

It took awhile and when it was over I offered up the best apology I could muster trying to explain the anger was not at him. This is not his fault or any of the others that do this job. The whole time I was thinking about the people in our government who enabled promoted and encouraged this to happen.

India or wherever if there are jobs people will take them. What shitty jobs these must be dealing with unhappy people who can't understand you.

While in Ghana at Tongu Ranch became friends with a man who worked there. His name was Alfred Zokli and he was an Ewe as everyone else was. One day early on he said to me in perfect English - "Mr  Tommy. I try so very hard but I just can't hear you."   

Just saying.

1 comment:

  1. That "deer in the headlights" moment when you heard it, but you sure as heck didn't understand it.

    I know that moment so well...

    It is frustrating in these "India" calls because we feel entitled to deal with an understandable helper.

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