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.


We're Leaving But Not Really

You can say whatever you want but when you send three brigades worth (9,700) men to Afghaannystan that's not leaving in my book. And nobody says boo!

While waiting to board the bus home 34 have died this month some by our own partners. You know ones that are on our side. The only thing that changes is that the death toll goes up every time the sun comes up. 


  1. And who is leading this fucking mess now?? O-bammer the Demi-Crout...

  2. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/us/faces-of-the-dead.html?ref=us#/galbreathluis_a_oliver

    This is a nice small tribute by the N.Y. Times.
    I am not a fan of the NYT.
    They were one of the lead propagandists for the run up to the illegal attack on Iraq.
    As long as we have war of choice presidents, we will have perpetual war.

  3. As in the RR theme - member the good old days of Judith Miller and Jeff Gannon.

    They do whatever they want because they can.

    Seymour Hersh is there. It's not enough. Not even close.

  4. An older guy I work with has a son deploying to Afghanistan the tenth of September.

    Get the fuck out and let them go at it like they have done for thousands of years I say.