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.


bama's Student Loan Plan To Help - - - Well

It just doesn't seem like a whole hell of a lot to me but then again I'm not one who carrys any student debt. It's sick that this country makes people debtors of people for 20 years who have to borrow money for education. The leader of the free world can do better but we won't.


  1. More lip service.

    Drops in the bucket of misery.

    But it sure makes for a great photo op.

  2. drops in the bucket - where do you come up with this stuff.

  3. http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/army-ranger-killed-on-14th-war-deployment/

    This guy will never get a student loan.
    It was his 14th fucking deployment.
    That is criminal.
    Who or what have we become?
    Or, have we always been, what we have always said we hated.

  4. Here it is brother!


    Less than 10 buckaroos a month.

    The numbers do not lie, only people lie.

  5. And they don't lie. Pure lip service. If anyone for a second thought there was going to be a substantial positive impact on this issue you were being very naieve.

    Thanks for that RZ!!

  6. As the parent of a college graduate with honors who is the finest waitress at a local eating establishment, .

    Ah shit. Fortunately we had the resources to pay for college. The people that didn't need help. I just hope this is a real program.