Sunday, July 31, 2022

Together Alone

We are making our way though Uncoupled, which is somehow being billed as a "comedy".  

It's not. 

It might have some funny moments, but so far those have all been from Marica Gay Harden. 

The real quick premise: a half of a gay couple, who had been together 17 years, moves out without notice on his 50th birthday. 

Now, I love Tuc Watkins, but I'm thinking he was viewing 50 in the rearview mirror at least five years ago. Neil Patrick Harris plays his former partner. 

Darren Star(r), the guy who created Sex and the City, also dreamed this show up as well. But there are only really three guys in this, so, the comparisons only go so far.  There is a scene where the sassy black female bestie breaks her "SJP heel".  So, contractually, Star(r) is still seemingly tied to the former co-lead of Square Pegs

And yes, there is at least two scenes that is right out of SatC, and even without those, there isn't anything horribly new under the sun on this one. Actually, two episodes may as well have just been paid ads for Grindr.  ......and I'm not even kidding about that. 

I'm assuming that since we are two-thirds in, there is no re-coupling. I'm guessing there is also a way that will either end it or set it up for the next eight episodes. Quite possibly both-in-one. 

But back to the 'comedy' thing. Getting passive-aggressively and viciously dumped isn't really the impetus for funny. Yet it's a parallel track with Ms. Gay Harden. At least she makes it work for her storyline. And yes, it is NPH's total storyline as well, but his is depressive to a large degree. 

It's all fine, but it's not groundbreaking - except that most of the cast are actually queer. It's not going to take a lot of your time should you choose to watch. 

Song by: Crowded House

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Talk to Me

I think we have a good mix of pics this week.  But I'll let you be the judge. 

Another trip to the river for a swim. 

Went to Bailey's house last weekend. She yelled at me. 

Sophie plays a dangerous game. 
She is sleeping in Shep's toybox. 

Georgia !!!

I called her, and she ran right up to me. Shep was not happy. 

She looks like she's in a stand-off.  She's not. 

Believe it or not, she's jumping up to catch a tossed ice cube.....and she got it. 

Somebody is bushed! I mean, he's not even using the pillow.

Song by: Marti Jones

Friday, July 29, 2022

Erase / Rewind

I have to go on record, save some fat-assed golf shots, nekkid balloons and one golden calf/idol thingy, in the four years that BLOTUS ran this country into the ground, I don't think I ever posted a picture of him. That was 100% on principal. 

It simultaneously pains me to do it now / and yet I feel the need that it must be done. Hopefully, other than his Lenin-like embalmed corpse for display, this will be the one and only time.  

1. Matt "yeah, he's probably a self-loathing faggot" Drudge had to finally semi-concede that something might be rotten in Denmark.  And he put it front and center of his website yesterday. 

2. With. That. Pic. 

Well kids, now you know why BLOTUS wears so much make-up and bronzer.  He looks like your great aunt Matilda 38 years after a horrific face peel gone bad. 

I'll give it to Homo-Drudge, image-wise, he did not try to sugarcoat the situation BLOTUS might be in. 

That motherfucker Hannity is seemingly doubling down. His claims - almost 100 times between his tv and radio shows - that BLOTUS really was there to save the day and was calling in 10,000 National Guard troops.   ............except that the DOD says that never happened.  There was no such order from el Grande Cheeto. 

Hannity should be somewhat worried, no? Alleged calls and texts between he and BLOTUS on January 6th. Cahoots you say?  Maybe not you - but I do. 

For what little I can stomach to read (not Drudge, never him), things look bad for BLOTUS & Co. But we thought that with Mueller - and nothing. We thought that with two impeachments - and nothing. 

I shan't be holding my breath. 

Oh - and for you IT folks:  all this bullshit about you can't really delete everything and there is always a way to recover thing?  Talk to me about why any NSA person can't retrieve texts for a 48 hour period? The media's glossing over this is just astonishing. Because, that, I believe, will be the magic bullet to all of this. 

Song by: the Cardigans

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Call Me

I'm incredibly lazy today. Well, last night.  So you're getting something that made me laugh. 

That can hold you for a day. 

Song by: Blondie

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Get Out of this House

.....and I am one of them. 

But to be fair (to me!), I didn't want him to run in the first place, thought the DNC did another shady work-around to give us the candidate THEY wanted, not the voters - and we were stuck with him in "now I fucking HAVE to vote for him" scenario. 

That's twice in a row, DNC !!!

But let's face it, no matter who the GOP picks, Biden will not, and cannot, win in 2024. Your first 18 months as president gives you the most clout. He got zilch in that time frame. He won't get a do-over because the GOP picks Rick DeSantis.  Read the headline again. 

We have a president who has gotten almost nothing done. We are divided and Pappy Joe is not a uniter. I'm not sure there is one, but wearing dark aviators only get you so far. 

All that said, I don't know how the DNC pulls this off.  Pappy Joe is gonna have to say he only wanted one term, but then the party is going to have to kick Kamala to the curb too. Sorry folks, she's tainted goods with this administration and she's shown zero leadership too. I still see more of Mike Pence on a daily basis than I see of the sitting VP. 

I don't know who can step up at this point and win. There is no one left from the old guard that the DNC and claim won the primaries and nomination. Bernie is too old. AOC is too volatile for the party. 

All will be for naught if the GOP wins back the House and / or Senate. Technically we have those now and look where we are?   JFC, I guess it's a good thing Merrick Garland didn't get the SCOTUS seat. He is a toothless watchdog as AG, sitting on his hands instead of really going after the insurrectionists or the BLOTUS family. I get it would be viewed as 'revenge' but t.s..  Laws were clearly broken.  DO SOMETHING.  ANYTHING. 

Actually, that can be Pappy Joe's autobiography title. I'll even give it to him. Just get the fuck out of the White House. 

Song: Shawn Colvin

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Run to Me

I'm trying really hard not to bore folks with my tales of the gym. Honestly though, what else do I have going on that isn't Shep / Sophie related?  

Sure sure........there's my drinking, but I am truly trying to limit that to weekends........for the most part. 

I'm kind of stuck on the running part. The lifting part, I think is starting to show results - but of course, not as fast as I'd like. 

Instant gratification takes too long. 

I can see improvements in my running. Daily now. But I'm smart enough to know that won't last, per se. 

On my 12 of 12 a few weeks back, I mentioned getting to a 12:13 mile that day. On a weekend, I made an hour run, which seemingly was unthinkable for me. Sure I was dead afterwards for about 10 minutes, but worth it. 

Still, it's my time and pace that keep going down. My 12:13 eventually got down to its lowest yesterday at 10:41.  That was with almost 4 miles I kept that pace.  And yes, I shared it with my friends. 

As it turns out, Morty has been holding back to give me advice. He's run like 113 marathons (I have no idea how many, but I'm assuming he'll correct me in the comments), so he knows from running. He did step up to tell me to take a day break after this last Saturday run. 

I set the treadmill for an hour, but mentally broke after 47 minutes. As I mentioned a little while back, focus and a strong mental state is as important to my success as the physicality. I find I have triggers that set me back or break me.  I'm aware of these but haven't fixed them. Or avoided them. 

When I mentioned this, Morty told me to take a day off. 

Honestly, this stumped me. Truly. 

I joked-texted him, "but who am I if I don't have my 10,000 steps done by 06:30?".  There is truth to humour though. I was joking, but I actually wasn't.  I am horribly competitive. I hate to admit it, but I am. Mostly with myself, but not always. 

The other non-joke joke was, if I stop for a day, will I ever go back to it?

I'm competitive, but I can kind of be a quitter too. 

Like that mental break I had in running, this was a bigger one. I shouldn't really have worried. 

The girls didn't join our Sundee call, so the boys talked a few things, including running. I told Morty I'd welcome his advice, I just didn't know what to ask. He was literally about to explode, after he knew he had a willing participant. For the most part, we talked about schedule:

Run my 30-45 minutes per (most) days during the week. Take at least two off (not in a row) and on weekends, maintain the pace I've worked up to for longer runs, but that's probably not the time to increase speed. 

I am smart enough to know that my now success comes in single digit seconds. I've shaved off 7:10 (ha! 710!) minutes from my first run when joining the gym. That's in less than four months, and almost  one of those months I didn't even run. That's a lot. More than expected. 

So when I got below the 12 minute mark, I would only drop maybe 15-20 seconds per run. Still not bad. I wasn't sure I'd break the 11 minute mark ever. But I hit 10:50, then 10:47, then 10:45. 

The day off, I think helped.  I wanted it to, but maybe I tried harder because I missed a day. Or maybe that was the point. So, I wasn't expecting to fun faster than my 10:45. I was just trying to make it through my 40 minute run. 

Damn if the guy six machines down didn't do his full cool down.  I know his pattern:  30 minute run; 5 minute cool down and out the door.  In my pea brain I figured I'd only have five more minutes of a run. I could do that. 

Stupid me looked at the timer when he got off his machine.  SEVEN MINUTES TO GO.  

I almost called it at the 35 minute mark, but I found a faster beat song and pushed through - and am glad I did. 

I am also smart enough - but have a fragile ego too - to know that I won't always keep at that pace and it will go up and down. The going up will mentally challenge me. I know in my head it is not backsliding, but it will be difficult to relay that to motivation. 

Now I have to figure out which days I'll take off from running.  That's my new challenge. 

I somehow mentioned to Mort that I'd run a race with him sometime. I have a feeling he'll hold me to that, and that is not a bad thing.  That my challenge after that last challenge. 

Song by: the Bee Gees

Monday, July 25, 2022

My Music Monday

I keep finding 'new' songs with which to run, that are not new. This kind of makes me happy and sad at the same time. 

There was a time, I was somewhat on top of the 'new music' scene, but that is so far from the case now, it's just a bit of a downer. 

Today's selection "Holdin' on to Black Metal" from My Morning Jacket dates back seven years. I'm not remotely on the forefront of this one. 

It's kind of a Bond theme meets Bananarama meets Van Joy. 

The horns are clearly Bond / John Barry.  The female intro vocalizations (not really words) harkens some "Aie a Mwana" from Bananarama, And the falsetto main vocal of, well, almost any current male artists on Sirius XM's 'alt nation' channel. 

It doesn't intuitively seem like a song with which to work out, or run, but I think the horns and some of the vocal stylings lift me up during a difficult run to get me through the next four minutes or so. 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Shades of Gray

We watched the Gray Man last night, 

You've seen it - even if you've never seen it. Even if you'll never see it. 

It's Bourne meets Bourne meets Bourne meets Bourne meets Taken meets Taken II meets Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Bad CIA operatives. Leadership on the take. Kidnapped children little girl as bait. Ordinary citizens who have been trained to be trained killers. And of course, the bad guy who might secretly have a heart of gold. 

Did I miss anything? 

It has Ryan Gosling.  Not at his finest. He's still nice to look at. Which is more than I can say for his co-star, Chris Evans.  The cheesy mustache is not a good look for him, though I suppose it suits his character.  He does have nice arms. 

Yes, all the Bourne's were implausible but honestly there is a plane scene that was just so. fucking. stupid. and unrealistic.  And stupid. 

The chase and Eastern European town squares scenes are done well enough.  Bourne did it better, but they had 131 films to get it right. 

There were a number of holes in the plot. Ultimately it was unsatisfying - as it seems to be a set up for 3-4 more movies instead of having much any resolution. 

2022 Movie Count / Goal: 07 of 15

Song by: the Monkees

Saturday, July 23, 2022


Hodgepodge today.  Most of these aren't even my animals. It was a weird week, so not a lot of pics taken. 

Random Kitty. 
"Spot" was hanging in a yard on my way to the parking garage after work 

Daycare Dash. 
He is SO interactive. And he was way into me. 

I don't think his Uber drive is getting a great rating. 

Harriett !!!!!

Daycare dog and lives around the corner from us. She's a doll. 

I won't lie. I always feel good when he makes the daycare IG feed. 

Kitty Karport. 

She doesn't always make it up to the office when 710 works from home. But she hung out for a bit. 

Song by: Jenny & Johnny

Friday, July 22, 2022

Neon Bible

I don't post a lot of meme-related material, but now and again, I saw one that just one a few days back and it just stuck with me and kept coming back into my memory. 

I would have fucking loved to know all the reactions she got. 

Of course, simple geography would tell people this - or should - but people are stupid, so........ I'm sure they all took offense and didn't believe anything that piece of cardboard had to say. 

Song by: Arcade Fire

Thursday, July 21, 2022


Claes Oldenburg died a few days back. I was sorry to hear that. 

For those who might not know him, he was a sculptor who made mostly ordinary things larger than life in the world of pop art. 

Cleveland is lucky enough to have two of his pieces. One a public work........

Ahhhh. A pic of me during my Spo Shirt photo shoot back in {gulp) 2010 !

The other piece is in the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

I've always called this piece: Georgia O'Keefe meets Lance Armstrong

There are pieces I've seen in San Francisco and Washington DC respectively. 

Save for the O'Keefe-ish one, I'd say his style is easy to identify. I've never guessed wrong when surmising art I've happened upon with his flare. 

I swear that Cleveland had another piece of his in the '70s. A large hand pistol that sat outside the Justice Center. Huge controversy (sing that last word like Prince) and it was dismantled and taken away. For the life of me, I can find nothing on-line regarding that. 

Maybe Cookie will remember something about this. 

The man was 93, so he had a long life to bring objects what will last longer than he. I like his work. I like his styled. I almost used past tense, but I still like it. I liked him. Past tense.  

Because he's dead. 

Song by: the Cure

Wednesday, July 20, 2022


There are repercussions to working out.  You'd think weight loss and / or muscle gain, but not.  You're wrong. 

It's mostly injuries. 

Clearly, I'm prone to those - gym related or not. I have had my share of shoulder impingements, bilateral epicondylitis and such. Of course, non-gym related injuries have kept me from the gym - my back, due to a fall, a fractured hand from a fall, a torn MCL......from a fall.  You get the idea. 

I've gone into the version of this weightlifting portion very cautiously. 

Yes, I know starting off by benching an empty weight bar looks stupid, but it's 25 lbs and it's awkward. You have to, and should, know how it feels as it's much about balance and control as it is about lifting and adding weight.  Of course, over the months I have added that weigh and continue to do so cautiously.  

Curls are different and not as heavy. They can't be, as my elbow will flare up from time to time. 

My aforementioned impingement keeps me from doing above the shoulder things - but swinging kettle bells was never going to be my thing. And overhead presses seems like a young man's game anyway - so that's not happening either. 

But the injuries of which I alluded to were ones from running. 

Oh sure, you're thinking blisters (though I have one -  from indoor running!) to shin splints or some kind of cramp. Those are all possibilities but you'd be wrong. 

Bruised knuckles. 

Yes, I get I'm a neanderthal and am a knuckle dragger, but that's not it either. 

I'm sitting at work the other day wondering my my hand hurt and look down to see my left index and middle finger bruised. Sure, the latter one you could say gets worked out regularly when I'm annoyed or angry - but that's not it either. 

It's the treadmill itself. Not exclusively. I have something to do with it as well. 

Hand placement when you run seems to be important. I try to be cognizant of my posture I'm not a fan of holding my arms higher to keep my hands higher. But, if I don't, inadvertently, I occasionally hit my hand against those protruding arms.  Well, at least my left hand, 

I notice this increasing as I increase both time on the treadmill itself and the pace at which I run. 

The faster the tread, the faster my feet.  Makes sense. 

But I find myself being closer to the top / front of the mill itself. To go back too far at 5.5 mph could be spell disaster for this guy. 

One of my former biggest fears was flipping over the handlebars of my bike and breaking my teeth. Yeah - run me over with a car or break both legs - fine. But not the teeth.  Since I don't ride much anymore is why it is not on the top of my fear list anymore. has now been replaced by stumbling on the treadmill, falling forward and yes, breaking my teeth on the plastic panel in front of the screen. 

These are thing of which I think whilst running. At least once per run. 

No - don't try to talk to me about that red clippy thing that if it comes disconnected from you will stop the equipment.  Sure it will..............but I'm guessing by the time that happens, the damage is already done. If that comes off me, chances are, I'm already down. 

So yesterday's run was not really different, but I was much more aware of my hands and while I increased my speed, I only remember hitting my hand once. 


Song by: R.E.M. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Rape Me

I hate Ohio and almost all of their representatives. This might include both sides of the aisle, though that left side is pretty sparse in the Buckeye state anymore. 

It should surprise no one - save a few - that any one of our "leaders" doubted the fact that a 10 yo girl was raped and had to have an abortion in a neighboring state.  Those "few" would at least be our State Attorney General, Governor and a House Rep / Rape Enabler (Jim Jordan). 

On some level they didn't just doubt the entire thing, but the pieces parts too. One being that there was a rape 

Hey - Fellas.  Here. Is. The. Thing. 

No matter HOW a 10 year old gets pregnant:  IT IS RAPE !

Incest: rape.  Intruder: rape.  Dad is the same age as the victim: rape. 

Then there is Indi-fucking-ana trying to go after the doctor. The doctor who is boarded and trained to do these necessary procedures. The doctor who has filed all the correct paperwork in the allotted time with all the required documentation hundreds of times. Just not on a 10 year old out of stater..........after a SCOTUS decision. 

Indiana powers that be - no Mike Pence, because he has no power, want to revoke this physician's license. You know - for following their state laws. You can be the Indiana legislature will be changing said laws post haste. 

But Jordan's text renouncing the kid, the rape, the abortion, the story magically disappeared after - ta da - police identified and caught the rapist.  DeWine and Yost (Governor and AG) has yet to reply to requests for comments. 

Yost is most the disturbing, as you know - he kind of heads "law" for the state. He's a douchebag. They all are. 

FOX "news" of course, doubted it all too. But they changed their tune to broadcast an alien in this country was the rapist. 

I don't remember FOX - or any media - call Jeffrey Epstein a rapist. He was white don'tcha know - and the media said "he had sex with underage girls". 


g-d for-fucking-bid someone actually calls out a white male on this, especially anyone in power. 

Of course, I'm not surprised by Jordan's denial of knowing about rape. He's made a fucking career out of it while watching boys wear singlets and rolling around on a mat and getting sexually abused by the team doctor. He probably got more than one rectal exam from that doc himself. 

This all begs though:  WHY does anyone know this child had (and had to have) an abortion ?  Was there a press release?  Did someone from the state leak it after the appropriate paperwork was completed?  Did a staff in the procedure area talk? Doubtful mother of the child or the child had a press conference. 

So, now it's only not only more difficult to seek services for family planning, it is now less private than it was. "They" will make sure everyone knows your business. 

Fine. But two can play at that game. 

Song by: Nirvana

Monday, July 18, 2022

My Music Monday

I'm keeping with the theme of "Songs by Which to Run" for this month.

So Apple Play / Music / Whatever It's Called is now in use during workout - and only then. If I pick a genre, it usually sticks with it. This has led me down a path of music which may or may not be new, but possibly new to me. 

I know of, but don't know, Interpol. I would say for the most part I could take or leave their music - not necessarily in that order. Yet their song, "Evil" played a number of times a few weeks back and I not only looked forward to seeing it in the rotation, I might have even "hey Siri"'d it. 

I like the song, but not so much the video. Puppets / Marionettes are creepy. Especially if they have no nostrils or eyelashes. Or upper bridge. 

...and it's good song when you're in a 5mph clip. 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Ad of the Month

Honestly, is there one person who reads this blog who didn't think this would be my Ad of the Month this month? 

Do you even know me???

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Gone Baby Gone

It's cat and dog time. Not even all of them are ours. Special Guest appearances. 

Gay Dog!

Actually, a huge branch fell a few doors down and the neighbors used a Pride flag to tie to the end of it so people wouldn't hit said branch.  As these neighbors are seemingly straight and have no flag pole, it is unclear where they got the flag, let alone why. 

And this is their cat, Georgia. 

We had not seen her for months. She'd make daily appearances on our Ring doorbell. We kind of made an assumption the coyotes got her.  She prevailed. 

Our cat. 

HENRY !!!!

He is a love sponge. Right here, he's looking at the person walking in to see who will give him scratches after I'm done. 

OMG.  We met Scruffy. 

Look at him! Look at those ears.  I want him. 

Flop cat. 
....wherever she wants. 

This pretty girl stared at me at a stoplight. 
I chatted with her while her human was oblivious. 

We made a connection. Then she was gone. 

Picnic day at the lake. 

Song by: Violent Femmes

Friday, July 15, 2022

Slow Motion

I may or may not be drunk while writing this. 

Yes, on a school night. This is so 20s and 30s for me. Maybe even some of my early 40s. 

Any more, I mostly  - I said MOSTLY - only drink on weekends. But remember when you were in college and Thursdays kind of counted as 'the weekend'?  


It was a work happy hour, which hadn't happened since before Covid. I honestly though it was tomorrow (or today, as you're reading this), but it popped up in Outlook that it started "in 15 minutes". It takes longer to walk to my car. 

But...........I thought.....what the fuck. It's a beer - I'll be seen and go. 

Well, one beer turned into three.  Mort - they had a Land Grant they swore was made only for them. I don't believe it. And it had the word 'Pine" in the name, and it did indeed smell and taste like I was drinking pine 

I met a few people, but I got to talk to very few of us who are left with whom I started. With Covid, so many positions and folks in my line have moved on. But one of my faves was there:  Dick. 

Yes. Dick. Not Richard.  He's Dick, and he's the III'd. 

I can't say for sure if he was drunk or not. But he did this 'trick' with a cardboard coaster. I made him repeat it 2x so I could film in slo-mo. 

I hope it comes out here. 

Song by: Blondie

Thursday, July 14, 2022


It doesn't even look real, does it? 

This is one of the first images from the Webb telescope.  Right on time, just as "they" predicted. 

I mean, sure, it launched like 12 years late, but after that, they've been pretty accurate in terms of their timeline. 

I have an acquaintance who is a painter, and this looks like one of his works in some ways. Yet it's not. It's more out of a bad sci-fi movie where they plaster something up as their backdrop to space. The only difference is, this is actually it. The lines of light from the stars seems fake, yet it's not. 

Now, if were NASA (yes, all of them!), to demonstrate how well the Webb works, I'd compare it to something the Hubble  ....and they did. 

This makes the Hubble look like it was taken with my Kodak Pocket Instamatic. 

I don't think NPR would lie to me, but I thought the idea of the Webb was look at things the Hubble didn't, or couldn't.  While that is probably true, if I were shelling out $9.7 BILLION (yes, you read that correctly), I'd want a compare and contrast shot too. 

So, now it's on to do it's thing:  look into the beginning of time. Looking as far as it can to see what are hopefully the origins of the universe.   .....let's hope it doesn't show g-d and his roommate, Chugs at the time of the big bang. 

Song by: Alison Krauss + Union Station

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

12 of 12

So I'm doing my 147th 12 of 12.

Normally it is 12 pictures taken on the 12th of the month. Since I only post once per day, you get my images the following day. All pictures taken with my iPhone. Click images to enlarge, if you choose.

Created by Chad Darnell and picked up from, what I can tell, any number of random bloggers who then link back to him and vice versa. Chad is no longer doing this, nor is successor coordinating the linking of other 12 of 12'ers anymore. Erik is back and I think he's picking up 12 of 12 again.

04:10.  Yes JP, I was up this early. 
Earlier, in fact. I'd already done Wordle (in 2!) and was a Genius before I remembered to take my first pic. 

I'm usually up early, but I wasn't feeling well, so I didn't sleep well. 

05:38.  Sweat. 
But I shaved another minute off a mile. I averaged 12:13 / mi.  I plan to get under 12 today. 

06:59.  Running first report of the day. 

I used to do this at 05:00, but I've delayed it for the gym. Now I work AT work.

07:05.   It said 'try', not 'do'. 

08:19.  Snacks. 

I had nuts, but not shown. Yes. LOTS of fruit. The grapes are so-so, and the 'seedless' part is a big fat lie. 

09:56. Zoom. 

Waiting to interview a candidate. 

11:43.  Walk. 

Even though I worked out for 75 minutes, I still do a 1.2 mile walk around (or at) lunch.  Weather permitting.  It was a tad warm today. 

12:08.  Lunch. 

Pasta and watermelon.  Yes. More fruit. 

16:57.  Going down. 

Headed home. 

17:38.   Tomorrow. 

The first thing I do when I get home, after greeting Shep, is pack my gym bag for the next day and place it at the back door. 

18:35.  Al Fresco. 

Shep is all about being outside as much as possible. So much so, that he won't eat b'fast or dinner if he has to be inside.  The man is spoiled.  We also ate outside. 

18:49.  WTAF!

It's like I bought a pair of tube socks at TJ Maxx instead of salmon. Though I will say, it came out better than socks.