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.


Fine By Me

Maybe enough will quit that the pentagon can be drowned in the bathtub. Oh Happy Days!!

Male Marines listed being falsely accused of sexual harassment or assault as a top concern in a survey about moving women into combat jobs, and thousands indicated the change could prompt them to leave the service altogether.


  1. The grunts had the same complaints about blacks being allowed to serve in the same unit as whites. The orders came down to do it, and they made it work. That's a soldier's job -- to follow orders and make it happen. They did. The ones who couldn't followed orders, were cashiered. Given the number of Southerners in the ranks even back in the 1950's, that tells you something -- it tells you that Marines aren't the kind of fainting flowers who can't cope with integrated units, because to a Southern boy in the 1950, sleeping in the same foxhole as a nigger would have seemed as horrific as sleeping in a foxhole with a gay dude. Oh wait, they've made that work too. Heh.

    -Badtux the "Just follow orders, soldier" Penguin

  2. Nice catch.

    Hope everything's going well for you or at least better than here.

    Talk to you soon.


  3. Yes, well, I remember hearing tales of women soldiers not drinking water (in Iraq!) before bed so they wouldn't have to go pee in the night because their fellow male soldiers would follow them and rape them.

    Why would any woman declare this a victory?