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.


Chimp&Mice Space Program Was Only A Scam

This story comes from down the road where this man was part of it.

Hance was a laboratory technician and biologist for the program charged with measuring the respiration and analyzing the air supply for the animals as well as studying how much impact mice could sustain from a fall.

You guys probably know all this but it didn't ring any bells for me.

What kills me about things such as this is that it was close to half a century ago. After the chimp was granted unlimited clandestine powers that continues - use your imagination on the possibilities of what we may have been up to since then and you'll probably not be far off.


  1. Sending the Smirking Chimp into orbit: now there's a space program I could get excited about!

  2. If only there was a rope that long!