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.


Thanks Canada

For soon deporting a 30 year old mother of four and Iraq veteran who chose not to deploy back to Iraq for another tour and applied for refugee status. Assholes!

You can damn well bet the Empire had their slimy paws on this too.

“We are very upset about this decision,” said Robidoux. “The cases of war resisters are not being looked at properly. (Immigration Minister Jason) Kenney continues to intervene by telling immigration officers to red flag US soldiers who are applying for asylum as criminally inadmissible. We think that has tainted the whole process and the government should withdraw that directive.”


  1. The deal is that U.S. soldiers aren't the demographic that Canada is looking for to replenish its supply of young people, given Canada's declining birth rate and the need for sufficient workers to support the Baby Boomers in retirement in the style to which they are accustomed. Canada is looking for well educated (Bachelor's minimum, Master's or PhD preferred) Asians. Well educated because they figure even a cabbie with a college degree is better for their economy than white trash from Kentucky, and Asian because they figure Asians aren't as big of troublemakers as white trash from Kentucky.

    In short, U.S. soldiers heading up into Canada have *three* strikes against them -- they're generally poorly educated compared to the immigrants Canada is looking for, they're from a culture that Canadians despise (white trash culture), and keeping them would piss off the U.S., Canada's biggest trading partner. It's all about money, in the end... Canada has, apparently, caught American Disease big-time when it comes to money.

    - Badtux the WASF Penguin

    1. That's too bad.

      Many will hate you for this. Nothing new except the truth!

  2. I have never, ever in my life seen an burrowing owl. Thank you!


    1. I will send it to you and you can have your very own.

  3. WTF happened to Canada? Used to be a haven of enlightenment and liberalism. Becoming more like America every day.

    1. Hi Tony. It's probably pretty close to what BTux said. We seem to have that effect on other countries. Thanks for coming by!