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.


It's BAD All Over Again

This last year went quickly in respect to this anniversary. Back then it was all new and what in the hell is this BAD all about as it seemed confusing. It was that day the real blogging started with me.

There are two bloggers I will forever be thankful to and for that turned the light on and included me into their blogging world. OTC and many others entered the blogosphere in those couple days and that spirit continues now and will grow even larger in the coming days.

skippy the bush kangaroo and Jon Swift you be da men!! What you are doing is way too cool and I thank you once again.

And away we go.

PM Prescott over at Captain's Log has been on my blog roll for a bit and deserves mention in this endeavor. Not a prolific poster but worth reading what's on his mind.

Then there's Russ who started a new blog Private Buffoon who has already been linked to from Crooks&Liars. Way to go Russ!!

Ran across Matt's site Project Change. This guy covers a lot of ground and I'm looking forward to seeing what else is on his mind.

Kajsa Hallberg Adu posts out of Tema,Ghana. Rain in Africa is informative fun and political at times. Food items also. I surely do miss some of that Ghanaian chop. You are welcome Kajsa.

The last and most important by far because FX Fishing Pole captures the essence of Blogroll Amnesty Day. Jon Vaughn put his first post up yesterday. Currency exchange, trading in the hope of learning and making money. Start your link list and build associations with others as I did a year ago. This is a great way to kick start your blog. Good luck.

Looking forward to looking at all the other places bloggers have come up with. This is important and I'm glad to be part of it.

This page will remain at the top for the next couple days.

Have taken the liberty of adding another because it's good. Happy to add Mad Blog Media a site with a attitude for sure combined with some cycling. Welcome!


  1. Gonna chec out your links, toots, got 45 to check so far :)

  2. Hey
    I didn't know you Blogged with Jon Swift! My favorite Republican. He just had something about a month ago of your Blogs best story and I liked the one he picked of mine. Take care I am around just been a bit busy or absent or something maybe slow!

  3. Like the picture that is what you call a real hazard!

  4. Thanks for the link in the spirit of BAD. Will be sure to check out your blog and some of your interesting links, first out is Skippy the bush kangaroo, haha.