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.


Your Home As Your Fuel Tank

At the end of the last month the prez was in Denver and was emphasizing the importance of natural gas. Obama announced new incentives to get large trucks to run on natural gas, plus help for cities to convert their bus fleets to natural gas. I agree and there is much new gas production infrastructure already on line and growing in Utah to meet what has to be an ongoing increasing demand. 

Wanted to say what could of been from the way back machine. In the early 80's "Cushman" for whatever reason attempted to market a natural gas refueling station for use in ones garage or wherever a source was located to refill vehicles that had been converted to run on natural gas.

Because of the dynamics of this fuel it takes awhile to refill. I thought this was the coolest idea. Just the idea of having a source of fuel for your car at home intrigued me. This cost like 2k or something and then there's the retro to the motors. This device was not big at all. Looked all over but could not find one word on this so you have to take mine. That's all mute as it went no where and in my opinion the advantages outweighed the negatives.

This had a chance to make a huge impact. I believe it was never marketed correctly and it's too long ago to even speculate what forces were at play during that time.



  1. I don't understand "natural gas." Is it a gas like what heats your home or a liquid like what I put in my SUV?

    If we have so much of it here in the U.S., why aren't we using it more instead of importing fuel from OPEC nations?

  2. Yes it does heat your house and that of course was the source. This is all piped and there is pressure involved along with heat. All I can say Christopher is to Wiki it.

    It's more of a municipality thing because of the piping. In the country propane is used.

    One of the benefits is water vapor for emissions.