4/16/17
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.

5/1/13

Just Another #

I wonder what the parents think about these deaths and if any express those thoughts to the rest of the public. Their own and the others that died the same month in Afghanistan. 
 
Then the recent plane crash that killed a bunch of contractors. Sure get to see their faces a bunch. Not much is said these days about contractors and how many there are and what they do.

Few give a shit and those that do are not listened to.
 
YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
200100000000035412
20021012951301151149
2003471221324246148
200492338523457152
2005216184272151173399
20061177111189106107198
20070145811121418810116117
2008718517282022271613155
200915151361225455140591818317
2010303126203460655542505333499
2011252031463547377142311815418
2012261618354029413919181613310
20133115140000000033

10 comments:

  1. Cool header...where did that road lead to? Thanks Fly, for posting the numbers. They almost seem to be hidden...hmmmm....

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  2. So the media is all over these contractors dieing. That's news I guess but not the others. I will answer your question but not now as the answer is quite interesting - at least it was and is to me. There are pictures involved.

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  3. I can accept the first 109 or so, but it should have ended then. The end of the 2nd year should have seen us clear out.

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  4. Member that new world order thingie. It started in 2000 and remains in place to my way of thinking anyway.

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  5. I hope we don't get involved with Syria

    Love your header!

    Linda
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  6. Me too Linda b b b b b but.

    TMoon wants to know where the road goes so I think it's worth explaining. Found the pictures and video.

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  7. Are the figures meant to be of contractor deaths? Or military deaths generally?

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  8. Sorry about that Tony. This number is Americans. It's at http://icasualties.org/oef/

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    1. Add seven more for today it looks like.

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    2. Thanks, I thought it looked a low count.

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