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.


On Squealing

The was this family who had a fabrication business and when break time came no matter how busy all stopped at once and had a break in the break room. I hung out there some as that was part of my job back then.

Discussion at times would center around what was charged for work done and the response from who was getting charged and what they had to say. Depending on any number criteria like who it was, past history, attitude possibly, was it a emergency, things like that a price was arrived at. More than once when a response was described of someones maybe negative reaction to what he was charged you might hear back "You made him squeal just right". I happen to think that's funny as hell. I got to squeal a couple times myself.

In respect to the implementation of Amendment 64 you have a guy who has a D in front of his name wanting and will probably get a 30% tax on marijuana.

 Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, sponsored House Bill 1318, which calls for the 30 percent tax rate.

In addition the simple shit pulled this nonsense out of his ass as well.

Without the steep tax, Singer said, “we won’t actually be able to implement a model that will assure that our local communities are kept safe.”

People need to be made safe from your stupidity. Mentality from the early 20th century.

Then at a national level you have our so called buds who have the D's in front of their name again going after internet sales tax. They will get it. Thanks again you pricks.

Yup - the squealing you hear is me and it's a lot more than "just right"! It's wrong. 


  1. I really like that picture of San Jose with the sculpture.

  2. Me too and I did crop it a bit. It looked close to this at the time. There were 3-4 more sculptures in black as well in about maybe 4 blocks. To see this during other times of the day with different light would probably be fairly interesting for taking pictures. Thanks for that!

  3. Great header! I knew a tax would be coming... but 30%??? What's the liquor tax in Co??? it should be the same...

  4. Amazing work of art, that black figure in San Jose!

    1. Hi Duta and all I could do was out the window.

  5. All very well but do you know the way to San Jose?