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.


bama And The Dims Talking Climate Change

This is pure BS. Few get it. How long has it been. Nothing will happen. It's another a diversion. A ploy used to divert attention from how deep the pile is we're standing in with the glimmer of hope that good can come for once.

Climate change, it seems, is no longer a dirty phrase for Democrats to disavow. President Barack Obama promised in his second inaugural address to respond to climate change

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/01/25/181069/obama-sounds-strong-on-climate.html#storylink=cpy

Kinda like thinking the senate was going to change the filibuster. Never was that going to happen either.


  1. California, New York, and sometimes Washington, Oregon and a smattering of northeast states may be the only hope we have of slowing climate change. When Calif. makes a law, they have so much power the auto industry, the food industry and others must follow. Even other nations sometimes adopt Calif. environmental and consumer protection laws.
    I am optimistic that Obama will do something, something more than token. Lets hope. In the mean time, give to the NRDC, and rage.

  2. Current temperature here in Kansas is 64 (Kansas in January???) Afternoon highs are expected to be in the 70's... just sayin...

  3. I hope too tyf even though it may not seem like it. It's warm today here as well and it has not rained in the three weeks I've been in Costa Rica. It's dry for sure.

  4. I forgot to say my hope level is not very high. If say for instance we would picked up a no brainer like changing the filibuster rule that would be a big help in the optimism department.

    I have a hard time remembering when we chalked up something like that for our side. Somebody let me know when we get one.

  5. Love that header!!!


  6. All I had to do was go over there and read the title. I think we all understand the answer to the question. I can tell you how this will be played out unless we the people get off our duffs and do what needs to be done. Sure it's hard but better voluntary than enforced-thru-extremely-negative-consequences, am I right?

    Yes, you can read my mind. Anyway, why are we waiting for THAT loser to stop lying to us? He's a terrorist and a mass murderer. (Don't they make them charming, these days?)

    One Fly, please feel free to edit this comment or delete. I understand.

  7. P.S. Did you know that, apparently, the real estate market for the wretchedly wealthy is booming? BOOMING!?! Did anyone else see that? I laughed, heartily and derisively, til I puked. Good times, good times...

    1. No I'm not going to delete your comment. I've said much worse about the chimp. The man is very bush like. That is a fact.

      A few weeks ago in Pueblo,CO actually saw a few houses under construction.

    2. The man is Bush on steroids! I bet he doesn't have much of a relationship with Lance though. I laugh.