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.


Spell IED - D E A T H

They still work real good.

That makes 21 Americans killed for the month. Another gruesome statistic is that at this time 2011 is in third place for overall deaths by IED's and could come in second before the end of the year.


  1. How ironic that soldiers equipped with the most advanced weapons money can buy are so easily killed with home-made bombs.

  2. You know as well as I do that's why the big guys have a hard time "winning".

  3. 1,157 U.S. soldiers have died in Afghanistan under Obama's watch.

    More than twice the number of U.S. soldiers who died there under Bush's watch.

    Of course, Dear Leader tripled the number of American combat troops in Afghanistan than under Bush, so it makes sense.

    I know many O-Bots are cheering Obama since he gave the order to kill Osama bin Laden and Qadaffi is dead too.

    But, the fact is, Obama and death go hand in hand, so perhaps as a show goodwill, Dear Leader should return the unwarranted Nobel Peace prize he was bestowed.

    Obama doesn't deserve it, IMHO.

  4. Dead on Christopher!

    bama will or is soon gonna give a speech and one topic is student loans and how he will make it better.

    I don't believe there will be any substance in that at all - not for a second. We'll know very soon.

    I'll kiss my own ass if something huge comes out of this.