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.


Jessica Ridgeway

The last thing anyone wanted to have happen was for this little girl to be found deceased. What makes this so hideous of course is the way her body was found. That makes this totally different but equal to any case where a child is murdered.

The family's anguish is far from over. My hope is that this case is solved very quickly. Everyone is a suspect no matter what the authorities say. Many will come under intense scrutiny.

That intrusion by government agency's will be hard for some I'm sure but it has to be. I want this killer found so in doing so these badges will dig hard.This is very different than data mining or other tactics used on citizens by the government that many of us agree is wrong.

In cases like this I'm willing to put up maybe give up something to catch this evil sick bastard who did this.

I'm all on board with Team Badge. Just get this sonofabitch soon. No fucking mercy - none!


  1. I read somewhere that another little child in another state was taken not too many days before Jessica...I hope they get the sick person soon and he/she loses their life! And are terrified while it happens!


  2. One caveat, make sure they get the right guy, and not just round up the usual suspects and say "Tag you're it."

  3. I agree Linda. Many times the theater shooters mug is in the Post. No.

    Then there is the track record - a very bad one of just that Pat.

    I think you have to look pretty close in probably. Something tells me there will be a quick arrest.