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.


He's Wrong

Happy I don't know jack shit and that we have staved off the hard core crazy's for awhile longer again. In the big scheme of things not much has changed as you know. Will this make DC  work better? You would think possibly the Right would understand we need some good legislation but looking at the % points for Obama in the red states no way do these states want the people they put in office helping this man. May I not know jack shit again.

On the good side my state Colorado and Washington legalized da pot. The feds will fight back assuredly and municipalities will do as much as they can to negate this vote but no matter what this is HUGE.

To me it seems with these wins we have reached the crest of the hill and are on our way albeit still a very long one to the end of prohibition against marijuana.

It's a better day in America and I'm proud to say I live in a state that made this choice and like the state just to the south of me - New Mexico that they (to be fair it was not me) chose light over darkness with Obama!


  1. I suppose a shred of hope is better than none...

    I'm very glad for the choice made in Colorado.

  2. I'm not really that negative but it's that realism that's gets in the way so much.

  3. Soon that cat will be seeing YOU!


  4. good job Colorado! and that cat on your header is beautiful :)

  5. They're already trying to implement ways to screw the people.

  6. For the past 4 years in California we've had to put up with the same Republican nonsense that's occurred at the national level...so many things that needed to be fixed and the Repubs refused to cooperate. The evangelical and tea party stuff didn't go over very well, either. So, not only did California pass a bill to raise its own taxes, but we also threw out a bunch of the Repubs and now have a supermajority of Democrats. This has pretty much made the Repub party irrelevant in this state. Not that the Dems are any better, and thank heaven we have a fiscally responsible guvnor. Living in the west, it's hard to understand the midwest and southern mentality,

    1. Good on you guys Jan! I think most of the reason is directly related to religion.