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.


Pepetuating The Myth

That if you are a believer and in this case a preacher your life is worth more  than just regular folk or in fairness given extra treatment as in this case.

How many of the others who died got the same treatment for what their profession in life was.

Why did god want this man dead - he and his wife and one of his two daughters. Prayers won't help this family now and did not prevent this tragedy either.


  1. Well OF you asked the ?? Let me know when you get an answer,

    Tim for near KC

  2. There's a couple smart ass questions Tim and I'll go with the second one and say that this god that hangs out here in the lower 48 likes to take lives no matter who the hell they may be. Might as well the simple clucks still pray like crazy saying it was otay to kill a loved one.

  3. Jesusistanis can find something in their good book to explain just about ever calamity, so they're probably "celebrating this pastor's being "called home" right about now. It's a lot easier than admitting that fate is pretty cruel, and arbitrary, and generally doesn't care how religious you are.