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.


Blackwater Thug Update

Prosecutors filed a felony assault charge Monday against a CIA contractor accused of getting into a fight over a parking space in Colorado months after he was involved in a fatal shootout in Pakistan. He was originally arrested on suspicion of a lesser charge of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. District attorney’s spokeswoman Casimir Spencer said prosecutors opted for the more serious charge because it was appropriate. She declined to elaborate.  Link

Something tells me this incident was real bad in some way. Coppers hate to charge their own and then the DA ups the charge with no explanation.

I think back to the video of these Blackwater dudes riding down a road in Iraq shooting and hitting random cars driving on the road with them. And laughing like kids.

This country is huge on making sure certain people are immune from accountability when it comes to crimes including the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocents.

It chaps my ass and I refuse to let go of it. If one does then you condone it.


  1. Maybe the prosecutor has the same feelings you do, that many of us do. It may be overreaching, as this crime is an entirely different one, but dirty deeds done not-so-dirt cheap should not be left without consequences....

    btw: Is that Valley of the Gods? I miss those views.

  2. Bottom line - you can not do crap like this and not be punished if society is going to function. Then there's war for lies that most refuse to acknowledge.

    Yes it is T. I need to go someplace before -well you know. It doesn't seem right to go screwing off right out of the box when there are projects here.

  3. I suspect the DA was seriously dissed by the CIA following the arrest and the more serious charge is her FU back at them.