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.

6/16/13

To All Fathers

The same post for 013 as previous years. I miss my Dad.

The best to all Father's out there and I know most of you hold your children very close to your heart. Here is one of my favorite pictures of my Dad taken in France in 1945. Enjoy your day.



FROM LAST YEAR

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there. I am not one and my dad is gone so the best to all of you guys out there. I bet my blogger friends who are fathers have some great kids. I miss my dad!

FROM '08

This is the first Father's Day I will not be making that call. I claim my Father's brother Rollie as a substitute Dad for this year. What I miss most is making those calls on a whim just to bs. The picture is a one shot deal. Up for a day only for the obvious reason. Taken next to the cornfield over two years ago the one I grew up in and my Dad farmed. Dad's name was Paul. NOTE The picture is back and will remain.




HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL THE GREAT FATHERS OUT THERE!


Dad is gone-Uncle Rollie's pooch gone-just found out another long time friend gone at 47-a first cousin soon to be gone-Tim Russert bang, gone at 58 my age-Mom's side of the family having a history of being gone just like that.

May not be related to Father's Day but very much value the close and few friendships I have and that includes relationships on the highway of the internets those that are the most informed of all.

Given the fragility of life every once in a while and the importance some put on theirs it's good to put things in perspective now and then. After all none of us are no more than piss ants in time. I love this video.

                  WHAT WE ARE


8 comments:

  1. There's something about seeing those ole war photos of our dads to remind us that they were young once...young, brave, scared, in love, angry.. they had all the same emotions and feelings we have. A guy at work (51) a friend to all, very likeable, strong and healthy...died Thursday. Life is fragile.

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  2. That's why the video is important TMoon. It wasn't there before but it is now. Many people I run across do not seem to be enjoying much. It's not about the money. Too many I know are struggling with health issues.

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  3. Happy Fathers Day to everyone that does nice things and cares about others and sets healthy and kind examples. Thats a father figure, a father to those around you, related or not.

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  4. This is my first Fathers Day without Dad. The loss is just tremendous.

    "Tomorrow is another day".

    Scarlet O'Hara

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  5. I love that smile on your Dad's 1945 photo! The world is his and it's a big joke!!

    I also love the cornfield one...but of course it would.

    In 1999 I lost my best friend from birth, my favorite Grandmother, my Dad, and early 2000 my Mom. Life is fragile...I am well aware. So I enjoy every moment I have.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    ¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

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