Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby Nena » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:12 pm

WARNING!
This is the PG+ rated Adult thread (its probably closer to PG-13, but even we have our limits). For G-rated conversations see the Heavenly Hash Adult Thread.

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Re: Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby Wingtear » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:33 pm

So, new thread. I guess it will be as filled with BDB talk as the last one.
Well well, I'll survive.
What do the rest of you think of the new thread name? (I'm not stealing Nima's QOTD!!!! just wondering)
Since I haven't read the books it's taken from, I'm about as dumbfounded as about the rainbow popsicles...
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Re: Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby Variety » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:45 pm

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (for those celebrating). As much as I love holidays, I'm usually glad when they're over and I can send my kids back to school.

Question for any (and all) moms here: I have an 11 yr old son that has been getting into trouble. For several reasons, we grounded him until he will clean his room. Now, he's been sneaking out. This has been going on for about 3 weeks. I have to spend so much time going out and bringing him back home. He's now throwing a fit saying he can "never get it done" and that he'll "die before his room gets clean" and he sits and does nothing. He's getting more and more grumpy and aggressive, and I don't know how to encourage him without him thinking I'm getting mad at him or without standing over him and telling him every little thing to do. He won't take responsibility for his actions, but just keeps being disrespectful. It's getting worse, and I don't know how to break the cycle, or come up with a consequence that actually helps. Any suggestions?

By the way, I enjoyed the movie - it was just what I expected - and I can't wait to go see it again (darn busy schedule).
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Re: Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby oleander » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:29 pm

i love the baking & peach references!

i flew into a fit of giggles at Walmart last night when I came across the jars of peaches. it was kind of embarrassing having to try to explain to my friend why i was losing it, but she just laughed at me. we were looking for beverages for a friend's baby shower when she held up a jug of peach juice and asked if maybe we should buy that!

i seriously haven't ingested a peach since starting BDB. i giggle so much that i'd probably choke on it.
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Re: Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby ashleygill03 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:38 pm

Hey guys.. Couple Questions..

Can I ask what BDB is?

Also, when can we begin discussing the movie.. I'm itching to!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and survived any Black Friday shopping. It was INSANE out there. We had to leave verrry quickly after we got to Best Buy. I can't believe what people do for deals. I think I'll just have to hold out for a deal that doesn't require fighting through crowds!
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Re: Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby oleander » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:41 pm

AshleyGill03, BDB is Black Dagger Brotherhood. It's a series of books about a secret brotherhood of vampire warriors written by J. R. Ward and they are definitely a lot, uhm, guttery, than Twilight. There are quite a few Gutter Gals and Guys who are currently reading the series. It gets brought up a lot.
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Re: Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby Heart Song » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:48 pm

Variety wrote:Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (for those celebrating). As much as I love holidays, I'm usually glad when they're over and I can send my kids back to school.

Question for any (and all) moms here: I have an 11 yr old son that has been getting into trouble. For several reasons, we grounded him until he will clean his room. Now, he's been sneaking out. This has been going on for about 3 weeks. I have to spend so much time going out and bringing him back home. He's now throwing a fit saying he can "never get it done" and that he'll "die before his room gets clean" and he sits and does nothing. He's getting more and more grumpy and aggressive, and I don't know how to encourage him without him thinking I'm getting mad at him or without standing over him and telling him every little thing to do. He won't take responsibility for his actions, but just keeps being disrespectful. It's getting worse, and I don't know how to break the cycle, or come up with a consequence that actually helps. Any suggestions?


Help your son to find one corner or shelf to focus on at a time. Looking at the whole room can be overwhelming. (I've had to do this with my 11 yr old twins.) Once the room is clean, and it may take more than one day, send him in before bedtime to pick-up what has been pulled out during the day. This has become part of our bedtime ritual and the girl's room actually remains presentable most of the time.
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Re: Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby ashleygill03 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:52 pm

Thank you Oleander, I think I'll run to the B&N tomorrow and pick them up. I've been looking for something new to get started on... and maybe then I will be able to keep up!
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Re: Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby BlueStarlight » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:56 pm

Hmmm, I love the new name, but it has NOTHNG to do with Twilight. I thought there already was a BDB thread... :)
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Re: Gutter Gals & Guys - Baking Peach Cobbler

Postby LadyDi » Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:00 pm

New thread! Woohoo! Thanks Nena for setting it up!
From last thread: the most unusual (although it's definitely a traditional) Christmas dish is garlic pork with gin for Christmas breakfast! It's part of my culture - preparing the garlic pork takes at least 3 days of work, and you drink the gin to cut down on all the burping that the garlic pork creates! Yes, we then go to church smelling of garlic and booze.
Variety, I don't have any easy answers for your 11 year old. Recently in the news here was a case of a grade 9 boy who ran away from home because his parents took away his X-box from him because he was playing it too much. He was found dead a week later - he fell from a tree and his injuries killed him. It's quite sad, and his parents are beside themselves because they didn't realize how key to his identity his gaming was. Here are my suggestions (not necessarily guaranteed to work)
- does he have email? Can you email him a note to start the conversation about his room? Maybe it won't seem as "naggy" if it's written
-What about putting the onus of solving the problem on him? (I've done something similar with very apathetic students.) You can phrase it like "I'd really like your help coming up with a solution. I need your room to be cleaned but I don't want to nag you and I don't want you to be disrespectful. What can I do to help? What can you do? What compromise can we come up with?"
- How messy is messy? What constitutes messy? Does the bed have to be made or just that there's a path leading from the door to the bed? Right now, I'd be more worried with the sneaking out / defiance than the messy room (although resistance to the latter has caused the former) but if standards can be established for what counts as "clean" to both of you, maybe that would help.

Good luck, and welcome to the old and new Gutter readers.
Baking and peaches are adult innuendos (innuendoes? how's it spelled?) common in this thread.
Although there is a separate BDB (Black Daggar Brotherhood) thread, it's safer for those who have not read all the books in that series to make casual reference to BDB in here. I just finished V'Aiden (I think I said this already) and will start the next Dark Hunter book tonight. Hooray for the ability to speed read!
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