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.


Will We Ever Hear No More?

Not a chance. Afghanistan is off the table for most who could make a difference. Few give a shit and these men and women died for absolutely nothing in a hell hole of a country where those we train kill our own. NO MORE!

Coalition Military Fatalities By Year and Month



  1. Telling trends and figures for those interested. There aren't many of us as you say.

  2. Interesting how the numbers have spiked since 2009.
    But I guess it's OK with the wannabe dems because a supposed dem is in office.
    O told you all that Afghanistan was a 'just' war.
    Does he stand by the grave site of the dead soldiers and tell their families that their loved ones died for a pack of lies.
    Does O get on his knees every day and ask the Afghan people for forgiveness for continuing shock and awe against a country that had nothing to do with 9/11?
    As this tally sheet winds down they will start a new one, for a new war.
    America is now in a perpetual war mode.
    Americans have grown accustomed to the face of over seas wars.
    May we all some day have the pleasure of pissing on the graves of the Masters of War.


  3. Me too TMoon. We at least think about these people.