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.


What Could It Be

It's this thing. Scroll slowly so you don't see the answer. It's not much but it's something anyway.

Stretch took a timeout from the food bowl and gives an idea how big this is. My guess this piece made out of solid aluminum weighs about 8-9 pounds a bit less than the cat.

 It should all come together here and most of you have seen pictures of these before.

It's the end cap for this 150' turbine blade that derailed a month or so ago. I thought about it and decided to go back out and get it as I remember it laying there and thought it might make an interesting conversation piece.
It was not just laying there and if you click on the pictures you will see there is a bolt. I was able after awhile to twist this until the cable attached to it broke. I'm sure this was a ground.

I hope I get away with this caper and if caught not punished tooo harshly. Please don't give me up.


  1. I thought it might be Chris Christie's fork.

  2. I can understand that. An easy miss.

  3. Fearguth - FOFLMAO! Only thing is, Gov. Fatso wouldn't have left a scrap of metal on it. He would've eaten it.

  4. The cat is adtrable!
    That end cap for the turbine blade looks nice too; it reminds me of a fork stuck in a pita bread pocket.

  5. Sorry for the error; it should read: adorable

  6. You kitty is adjusting to life with you really nice! She is a really pretty Cat!