Flickr is a strange place. They're all about building communities through photographs, for example people form groups around types of photographs and types of cameras and photographs are scoured for publications to specific interests. And people follow photographers for specific interests. I don't engage any of that activity, nevertheless I am notified by email when people do something with my photos.
Today I cleaned an old and filthy leek that had been languishing in my refrigerator crisper. (They should call crispers "limpers" because that's what happens to everything that's put in there)
And within thirty seconds of posting somebody following me "favorited" a closeup of leek dirt.
Then shortly after another person favorited a burrito I made back in July, 2012
This burrito has 1,830 views.
And right next to that is a photo of a BLT that I made the next day on my own poorly cut sourdough bread that has 3,084 views. Now, how many sandwiches have you made and photographed that's been viewed 3,000 times? Huh?
You gotta admit that's a bit insane.
Then a few hours later somebody else favorited today's same filthy leek. I'm showing it because it's so dirty.
Incidentally, this dish I invented today is delicious, by wondering, "what am I to do with this leek?" The corn on the cob that I had in the limper, I meant to say "crisper" just now, was too far gone to use. So I opened a pantry tin of corn and used that instead. And I used tinned jalapeño as well since I don't have any fresh ones around here right now and I was already raiding the pantry.
The sauce is just milk and Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese. It's very good cheese just by the slice. The rest is a potato I diced and boiled yesterday and used only half. Now the second half is used. The bacon is top quality and that really does make all the difference in the world. The world. Its flavor permeates everything else. Now that I discovered that difference in quality I cannot go back to ordinary bacon. For now on I am bacon elitist. Life is too short to f around with ordinary bacon. Try it if you haven't already. It does make all the difference in the world. The world, I say.
So then, this is leek, cubed boiled potato, corn, jalapeño, bacon, milk, aged cheddar cheese. The whole thing went very quickly. If I opened a restaurant, I'd put this on the menu.