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.


Another Conversation That Won't Happen

When religious nuttery is allowed to frame discussions in this country there will not be one on world population because we can't be insulting something that does not exist.

870 million suffering from chronic malnourishment with a 100 million of those children.

Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, according to the new UN hunger report released today. 

In this piece it suggests there has been improvements.

The new figure is lower than recent estimates that had put the number of hungry people at 925 million in 2010 and one billion in 2009. 

World population growth can not be sustained at these levels. It's just that simple. It will not be discussed here in the US of A. After all it's about the miracle of making more humans who will not have enough to eat ya see.
Rank Country Population
Growth (%)

  World 6,895,889,000 5,306,425,000 30.0%
1  China 1,341,335,000 1,145,195,000 17.1%
2  India 1,224,614,000 873,785,000 40.2%
3  United States 310,384,000 253,339,000 22.5%
4  Indonesia 239,871,000 184,346,000 30.1%
5  Brazil 194,946,000 149,650,000 30.3%
6  Pakistan 173,593,000 111,845,000 55.3%
7  Nigeria 158,423,000 97,552,000 62.4%
8  Bangladesh 148,692,000 105,256,000 41.3%
9  Russia 142,958,000 148,244,000 -3.6%
10  Japan 128,057,000 122,251,000 4.7%

Enjoy it while you can.


  1. Population control was a hot topic back in the 1970s. Then Reagan came along and the discussion ended.

  2. So many things changed with that man and period. Almost all bad.

  3. NOW THAT is the purrrfect header!!!


  4. As far as the religious nuttery is concerned, as an atheist all I can say is God forbid they get their way.

  5. Wish I would have thought of that Tony. Problem is they pretty much are.