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.


Washing Clothes Could Become A Crime

That's a stretch for sure but for a long time when buying soap just said to myself who in the hell can afford to pay so damn much for something called Tide.

It's a big deal all over and people are stealing it in some places as fast as they can put it on the shelves and drug dealers are accepting Tide as payment. Yup you read that right. Will end users have to show proof of ownership if asked by the pulice. After all stolen property being used to buy contraband. What to do what to do.

Me I've been using that real cheap "Made in Mexico" powered stuff. Works real good for me and smells nice too.

The horror!


  1. Tide doesn't wash clothes any better than any other detergent. The high price of Tide is a good example of how much people are willing to pay for a 'brand name'.

  2. Tide is probably laughing all the way to the bank.

  3. Most of Procter & Gamble's products have something to do with the alimentary canal---from Crest on one end to Charmin on the other.

  4. A couple of years ago, I got a cold. It migrated to my upper respiratory tract. Annoying tickle, cough and night sweats. Long story short, I went to the drug store to buy some Robitussin to make it drain/dry/go away.

    I had to produce a photo ID to the check-out clerk who wrote my name and drivers license number down on a form. I saw like, "Seriously, I have a cold, I'm not a smoker, a drug addict or a terrorist?"

    The clerk rolled her eyes and apologized and said it was a STATE REQUIREMENT. To buy Robitussin. I guess I'm in a data base now because I caught a cold.

    Welcome to Police State America.

  5. Maybe lowering the price would stop this stupidity.

  6. The only decongestants that actually work for me are that way too, I gotta give'em everything but my mother's maiden name to buy'em. Fuckin' war on (some) drugs is just completely outta hand, yo.

    - Badtux the Gruntled Penguin