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 was news to me. Somebody will probably want to do something. The amount needed to harm yourself is small and one has to really want to do this. If tampons start getting regulated there's always jenkem to fall back on. YIKES!!

You can figure the rest out.


  1. I have never heard the term "jenkem" before.

    The need to alter one's mind goes back to ancient China and opium.

    Kids today inhale the fumes from pain and glue. Both of which can destroy brain cells.

    Two points:

    1.) Perhaps in the U.S., it is time to revisit our drug laws and decriminalize marijuana. I know the alcohol lobby will scream but so what?

    2.) I would seek to analyze why kids today are so unhappy that they have the need to alter their mind in the first place?

  2. "The need to alter one's mind goes back to ancient China and opium."

    That's where I initially was going with this but since it was teenagers and here where I think they are manipulated in far too many negative ways I did not but I agree.

    You cannot legislate behavior/morality if people refuse to do it. Prohibition does not work. Bottom line - people are going to get fucked up and there's no changing it so let's make some money on it ya see.

  3. Teenagers are the easiest people in the world to keep occupied if you don't bore them to tears. They're hard, enthusiastic workers and if you get a bunch of them oriented on a real task, they like that even better. A lot of them seem to get drugged up just to withstand public school. I think it's sad that we round up the most creative minds in our society at the most dynamic time of their lives, and make them sit all day, separated from each other by rules. But then, it's what turns us into a nation of sheep, so let's all soak those tampons and see if it will help us get through the evening news. I haven't needed a tampon for 15 years. Hope I remember how to use it.

  4. Agreed Jan and thank you for your contributions here at OTC!