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.


So Did The Chimp

I don't trust bama anymore than I did the treasonous bushes. It was easy to know chimpy's "intelligence" before the war on a Iraq was all a lie as well as his own. bama says -

Baggers and pugs say they don't trust because that is their job to run their yaps with talking points. 

They can send the defiled virgin mary over herself to inspect the place and it would make no difference.

The 1% wants to shoot in Iran. Chance are very high eventually they will. What helps to get to that point. Lies and it's just that simple.


  1. hey, is that a basketball hoop in the background? you been shootin hoops?

  2. Good eyes and no I have not. Got snow?

  3. Judging by this a.m.'s report about Obama banning Catholic Hospitals from refusing to deal with birth control issues, I doubt the Virgin Mary will be going anywhere for the government.

  4. She probably go have hissy fit then.

  5. I have a "very good estimate" on when the Iranians could complete an atomic bomb too: Five years.

    See: Manhattan project.

    I.e., the Iranians aren't working on a bomb, but if they were, they would have one in five years. If it could be done with vintage 1940 U.S. technology then (produce a bomb in five years), it can most certainly be done with vintage 2010 Iranian technology today (fuck, the Iranians even produce their own jet engines nowadays, which is more than we could do in 1940).

    But it's irrelevant in any event. Even if Iran did have atomic weapons, they'd never use them -- it would be suicidal to do so and the ayatollahs prefer being comfortable on this mortal plane to being martyrs in the afterlife (see: all the wealth they've accumulated for their own comfort). The sole purpose would be to prevent invasion by foreign powers. Remember, Iran hasn't invaded anybody in 300 years. Rather, *they* have been the ones repeatedly invaded by foreign forces, the latest of which was when Saddam sent his troops into Iran and was forced out only at the cost of over a million Iranian lives.

    - Badtux the Engineer Penguin

  6. b b b b but Penguin this means mercuns won't be able to be afraid like usual.

    1. Zombies. They can be afraid of the living dead.

    2. Which brings up the question, can brain-dead zombies be afraid of zombies?