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.


Before And After

This picture doesn't come close to how ugly this looked. It was so bad that even moi couldn't take it and used some of my "slush fund" funds from selling items during the recent move and had the front clip painted for $350. This vehicle isn't used much these days.


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    1. I'll be able to park in the front row now. Yup!

  2. Not used much !?!? That is lovely! It should be!


  3. Went to Pueblo week ago Fri and am headed to Denver on Wed. End of Sept headed back to the cornfield for just a few days.

  4. What the hell is that thing?

    I thought you had a Subaru!
    Waittamunite, didn't you have a little pick up?

    Jeeze Pal, I need to keep up here!

    1. She be an Element there Busted. Had it for three years. Pickyup long gone and the Suby went when I bought this.

    2. The Element was so successful at attracting the desired young surfer clientele that my mom (elderly cat lady) bought one. Hey, a hose-washable interior is a plus when you are hauling enough barfing cats to the vet to open a pet store! Which of course is why Honda finally had to cancel it, it was taking cat lady sales away from the CRV and the CRV has much higher markups...

    3. It's unfortunate because these are cool vehicles. Not perfect but very useful. And before they cancelled the Element they citified them in a huge way. Same with the CRV from small and not outrageous in price to the opposite.

    4. Honda decided they had to go upscale to make big profits, that's why they cancelled their downscale SUV's or bloated them into something unrecognizable. But clearly the old ones sold like hotcakes, you still see'em everywhere. Not so much with the new ones.

      Just another example of dumbass management fucking up something that worked. Proves that Detroit ain't got the monopoly on fuckups.

    5. Hey. I traded my Civic in for another Element, a silver one to boot. Elements are great cars. They are very functional and fun to drive. I just wish they got better gas mileage.

    6. When it's warm mine does 27-29. It's a 5-speed.

  5. Does the A/C work?

    I'll take it!!!!

    Love ya,