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.


You're Not A Cop So What Do Ordinary People Do?

You're sitting in your car doing whatever and all a sudden the driver's side window is smashed and there is a person standing there with a hammer wishing to do more harm.  Personally and very quickly a decision would be made for right or wrong.

Now you're a badge with a gun and a license and the same scenario. You know too that not often are your brothers found guilty of wrong doing when people are shot.  "I immediately went to my gun"said the officer in this case.

Badges at what ever level literally do have a license to shoot people at will and at their discretion of when and how many times.

A very recent change in that it is now legal for the military to take us away. They don't have badges but they do have guns. I suppose that if they can take you away they can probably shoot the piss outta you as well.


  1. What do I do? I'm in a 2 ton deadly weapon. I hit the gas pedal and GTF outta there, of course. Feets, don't lemme down!

    But if I had a gun and someone smashed in my window like that? If I lived in a state where it was legal for a civilian to have a gun in your car, that is? I dunno. That's why I wouldn't have a gun in my car even if it were legal, because *I don't know*. And that not-knowing would probably be worse for my health than knowing that I have no alternative but to hit the gas and GTF outta there.

    - Badtux the Practical Penguin

  2. Memba' when we all referred to Bush's Murika?

    Now, it's Dear Leader's Murika.

    The very same people who screeched about Bush's overreaching and now cheering on the same behavior by Obama.

    Indefinite detention isn't just wrong, it is unconstitutional.

    Just like Obama giving the order to the US military to begin bombing Libya while he was at 38,000 feet en route to Brazil.

    Law enforcement overreach isn't new but unfortunately, it is on the increase.

    Law enforcement no longer refers to us as "citizens," we're "civilians." Failed military people armed with dishonorable discharges are routinely recruited by local law enforcement to fill vacancies.

    Murika is now officially a police state. Bow down to the Stassi or else.

  3. I don't own a gun because I have a nasty temper. If some lowlife hurt my cute little car, even though I'm an old, crimpled lady, I would undoubtedly try to kill him. Not too smart, but lowlives annoy me.

    Why does the government think it needs an indefinite detention law? Are they expecting an American Spring?

  4. I considered taking something along this time but not going to. I have used a gun with a purpose since I've lived here. It was rodent control.