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.


This Man Can't Really Be This Stupid

Or is he?


  1. It sounds to me, that for all the capitulation to the Republicans over the debt ceiling thingy, he was waiting to attach his ideas to a jobs bill, something the American people could really understand. I'm starting to think he's as smart as I originally thought he was and very politically astute.

    He may have the Republicans right where he wants them, in no position to say no....

  2. b b b b but if this is his plan why has it taken three years to play out??

  3. Good question. Unfortunately, in politics, everything is timing. It doesn't make him compassionate, it just makes him politically savvy. Still not what we thought we'd elected, but then I was high on hope. Reality has been a serious bummer.

  4. Without question Teresa many are more optimistic than I. I will continue to expect nothing and haven't been disappointed yet from the dims.

    BTW -your last post was so good and was late to the party and didn't know what to say so I said nothing.

  5. Of course, it COULD all be a well-orchestrated Turkey Dance.

  6. Truth be told, it's probably all a well-orchestrated Turkey Dance.

    And thanks, One Fly, for the comment on my last post. Here or there, it's all good, as they say.

  7. Actualy not a tax increase. Reducing deductions does not raise their tax bracket, just how less they can get out of paying.
    It's DOA. There's no way congress will pass this bill, but it will give Obama a talking point while running for re-election.

  8. I agree with P M Prescott, this is vaporware. Obama was against re-instituting the Bush tax breaks for the wealthy before he was for it. It's just something to keep the faithful out there bugging the rest of us by telling us what a great job Obama would be doing if only the Democrats had control of Congress...

  9. As usual the header 'steals the show' from your post. Such a superb image!

    As for Obama, I do hope he gets reelected, for the simple reason that the americans have to learn a lesson once and for all, as they're just living in a movie.

  10. There's a lesson being taught here for sure Duta. Whether the students are learning anything is question.

    That picture was on the north end of Browns Park looking south. In the very NE of Colorado just inside the state line of Utah and almost to Wyoming. It could have been in Utah too. Thanks!