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.


Stupid Me Thinking Local Guvmint Would Kick The Non Existant Cloud Being Out Of Their Chambers

In a complete turnaround from the post below the council now takes this position -

It turns out, however, that council's own rules and bylaws call for an invocation. In short, it would take a majority of council to vote to stop the official prayer and that doesn't appear likely.

In addition they would like to make it even better -
"In fact, I'd like to expand the invocation to our weekly work sessions as well," offered Councilman Chris Nicoll.
Pueblo,Colorado or someplace else the absurdity of believing one person snapped their fingers and instantly for the most part created the cosmos and everything else is beyond bizarre. At least for me even as a kid.


  1. hahaha...sorry...I knew you were being optimistic!!! Praying at work takes the pressure off of having to pray at home...when they're off the clock. Geez and no one would see how pious they are!!!

    1. I bit on this knowing full well that to take the position of optimism in these days is most of the time a let down.