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.


My Neighbor/Friends/Ex Friends

I have been wanting to see my elderly neighbor who I like alot for awhile now but keep missing him. This morning he was outside and we chatted for a bit. He had mentioned a couple months ago that his wife of many years may have to leave their house because of her needs. Dan is 92. It was a sad discussion. UPDATE What I forgot to say he was taking her somewhere that very morning.

Another new acquaintance recently left to receive treatment for her recent diagnosis of the big C and it was very bad. 50 and her mom died at the same age of the same thing.

Yesterday had a fellow wanting to severely kick my ass in my own space. WTF anyway. Pretty damn strange!

Enjoy what you can before you get your ass kicked for no reason.


  1. Did you offer to give the fellow a good treatment with the 2X4 of Enlightenment upside the head?

  2. Have Heckel and Jeckle shown up at Magpie Central?

  3. There was no win in the cards with this deal Phil so the answer is no and Fearguth you'd be surprised how many people who don't know what these birds are. I get a kick out of them and there were like three times as many but were gone in a flash.

  4. Man, you know that cancer thing is everywhere ... and it don't care 'bout who or what you are neither. It is non-discriminatory as hell. All I Can Do Is Try to enjoy every day and help someone out along the way. life is a very fragile thing ....
    I've reached the age where I can sense those assholes you're talking about whenever I get near one. Of course, I already know most of them from seeing them at the meetings, so ...

  5. Loosing it I guess. What I did NOT say above is that he was taking her somewhere that very morning.

  6. I'll be sure and look behind me when I am walking! -- barbara

  7. Looks like some of the thug cops you've been alerting us to are finally getting the recognition they deserve .... at least in Fergustan. Reckon other police forces around the country will take heed and start having monthly sensitivity training meetings again?

    1. Ya right. Any time from now. Rode past the cop shop yesrerday and the badge was loading up his shotgun. To serve and protect my ass!

  8. Cops should be required to wear cameras so that their interactions with the public is filmed. Would cut down on the abuse they dish out I'm sure.

    Oh, and thanks for stopping by the other day.:)