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.


Many Think This Country Is Moving Forward

UPDATE: This was from The Onion and is explained in the comments.

Not when you see this!
Got the picture at Woody's place.


  1. I fear we are moving into an unrecognizable place...


  2. Well, these would have been used to pacify Haymarket Square or during the Palmer Raids and by Joe McCarthy had they existed back then.

  3. I saw this and was a taken aback I really was. And Gene you bring up a real good point and lets add Ludlow as well just down the road.

    They are supposedly flying these things in and around Pinion Canyon. I fully expect to see one soon.

  4. You guys know this came from an Onion article, right? Not that I would be surprised to see it really happen, though.

  5. No I did not and actually believe this is where we are at. I do not watch and my out is Woody knows everything. They are coming more and more and that IS a fact. Appreciate you breaking the real news ever so gently.

  6. The Onion is running neck-in-neck with reality. lol

    Crap! Why is that funny and sobering at the same time?

  7. Maybe because it reflects how deep the pile of shit is that we're standing in. Our society is truly fucked up in a lot of ways.

  8. If it were only a pile of shit, I might not be so angry. Don't get me started, One Fly.