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.


A Good Thing Happened

Riverbend the Iraqi girl blogger survived along with her family the killing fields of Iraq. After years she made a post with an update.

Cujo saw this and wrote about it as he was a fan of hers as well.

Here at OTC we kept the light on all that time for this young women and it was a good day when I learned that she was alive.

An amazing blogger who wrote of what life was like and what it became for her and all other Iraqi's after the neo-cons invaded their country on a pack of lies.



  1. Powerful and thoughtful how she writes. I will make a link also, maybe more will read it. If it does not move you, you already died.

    1. It seems she will not start blogging again. If she did choose to there is a distinct possibility of becomeing a powerful voice into what Iraq and the US have become because or the treasonous actions of a few who have not been held accountable.

  2. Thank you for this reference.

  3. A lot of people will be glad to hear that she made it.

  4. You're welcome and my pleasure. This girl is a player if she wanted to be and could garner national attention in my opinion.

  5. Thanks for the link...she is probably afraid of becoming way too public...safety first...and always first!