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.



PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Eighteen suspected militants were killed in three separate American drone attacks in Pakistan's South Waziristan on Saturday night, military and government sources told NBC News.

Ya - just how much are you just plain sick of this shit?? They can do the very same to us. Few get it.


  1. http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/

    You and your readers will not see these by the numbers on our MSM.
    We are winning corpses and limbs one drone at a time.

    1. RZ,
      The MQ-9 is a very effective weapon against the Taliban militants - I would rather see us use a Predator or a Reaper and fire a munition to take out those who seek to do us harm than use a Seal team or a Ranger company. Face it, drones save GI's lives.
      Now, my thoughts on Afghanistan are firm - We need to immediately disemgage and let Karzai deal with the Islamic militants (aka, the Taliban). Obama is calling for 9,000 US troops there after 2014 - I say, not a single GI!
      And, I am writing my new US Senator to demand a total US pull-out of Afghanistan.

      So, we smoke Abdullah But Fakar with a Hellfire from a Reaper - I say, get some!



  2. Drones Are Enemy ~Making Machines Crazy Shit.

  3. What exactly are "Taliban militants"?
    The Taliban have never sought to due us any harm.
    Not until we invaded their country.
    Lets not forget that the Taliban were in the Clinton white house with Albright negotiating the pipeline for Unocal.
    There are maybe 50-100 AQ running around Afghanistan that are no threat to us either.
    The beloved drones do not pick out lone targets in the middle of no where.
    They take out many innocent civilians.
    It has been reported that they even target first responders [double tap].

    We are killing more civilians than so called militants.
    I appreciate your concern for our soldiers and that they should leave NOW.
    But the innocent victims [collateral damage] of the drones also have/had families and lives.

  4. I've been a supporter for years of getting out of Afghanistan.

    The drones work real good that's for sure. I just have this thing about due process.

  5. When everyone one on the planet has his/her own MQ series drone for "Personal Protection", it'll be a lot more fair .... and a lot more dangerous for you to leave your "Personal Bunker" .... I can hardly wait .....

  6. dammit! meant to add ... LOVE yer header photo!

  7. How long before all warfare is waged via drones or with robotic "soldiers"? Will we have "drone kills" on the nightly news? Our robots killed sixty of theirs, while only five of our own were disabled... The Robert McNamara tally continues... (oh, and I have to prove I'm not a robot to post here... CAPCHA that!)

  8. Thanks for that bj and squatlo and I hate it too plus since I was not a good student and hated tests some times I fail more than once.

    I'm just tired of all of it. If fact starting this evening I am removing myself from the "news" and this aspect of blogging. I've put a new picture up everyday for several years bj. Now my plan is to concentrate on photography and day to day life in Costa Rica where I will be tomorrow morning on my picture blog. I don't know how long any of it will last.



    1. It's the color isn't it. There are things missed a bunch that you have in NW Colorado.

  10. I will support the NRA when they take up the fight for my right to have unlimited drones and bots with the ability to project hellfire and damnation.