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.


Recent Big Hits

If you live here and need gas it'll cost ya $3.60 and who knows it may be more this morning.

As of yesterday a gallon of propane will set you back $3.50 after almost reaching $5.00 Price was $2.35 last Dec 19th.

Posts below speak of the 30% increase in electric rates with my last bill equaling 28 cents a KWH. Most will get 25% or so as you are rewarded for using more.

The latest yesterday is an almost 25% ($150) increase in auto insurance. To get it down to where it was before will be close to state minimums.

The increase of $18 with SS was hammered to death and more with the electric increase alone.

This really gets to be old shit and no one says boo for the most part. These numbers are dramatic.

There has to be a lot of suffering going on in this country and I'm lucky as it's only me.

You damn well know who isn't going cold and probably hungry and they sure as hell don't give a shit about you and I. But they say they do give that shit and that's enough to put 'em back in office again and again without even a word.


  1. Here is something that could fix that situation: do away with withholding and have elections exactly a month after taxes are due.