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 Like This

Not a mention about the bush tax cuts.

The sweeping Senate vote exceeded expectations—tea party conservatives like Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., backed the measure

I'll go with Harkin -
"No deal is better than a bad deal. And this looks like a very bad deal," said Harkin.

The House is left yet and simply when you get senate baggers and many other members all of a sudden voting yes you should know by now a screwing is imminent.


  1. Was going to put happy new year at the bottom but want that expression to be genuine. If the House passes this with little fanfare you know it's bad. No one knows for sure it seems. I expect nothing.

    In any case Happy New Year and may 2013 be a very good one for you and Buddy!

    1. Thank you, Happy New Year to you and Stretch! :)

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    1. And I did forget that! And I lived in Lafayette too. Not good. You know the story of the swimming pool that was built where the rec center is today and filled in without being used.

      What about Fodor Glava?

  3. Another year starts... Oh well, Happy New Year to you!!!

  4. Yes it does! Thanks TMoon and of course a very Happy New Year to you too.