georges' blog

August 28, 2007

Singing in the car

Filed under: Uncategorized — claudia @ 1:54 pm

One of my favorite things to do is sing in my car. My husband gave me an ipod about two years ago, and I am still thanking him for it. I love having all of our great music at the tip of my fingers. I love being able to play any genre with just a few clicks; worship, reggae, kids’, or a playlist!

Whenever I don’t have three little ones buckled in the back seat of my SUV I play worship music. I play it really loud and I sing really loud! I wonder if other drivers realize I’m singing, or if they think I’m having a passionate conversation on my cell phone. Sometimes I raise my hands, but I never close my eyes. I like being able to worship Jesus without worrying that my off-key voice is preventing someone near from entering in!

Some of my favorites are Dwayne Roberts from IHop, Brian and Jenn Johnson from Bethel, Dennis Jernigan, Misty Edwards, Hillsong United, Vineyard, Chris Tomlin, and a whole bunch of others.

Thank you for my ipod, Lover!

August 21, 2007

About putting recipes on the blog…

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendall @ 7:04 am

Update: I’ve been wanting to find a better way to post recipes on the web than simply in a blog.  I installed a webapp called PHPRecipeBook.  It isn’t fantastic, but it has all the basic functionality that I am looking for in an online personal cookbook.  So, I’ve moved all my previously posted recipes over there.  I have done most of the customization necessary to keep it pretty much consistent with this blog’s theme/style .  I’ll do some more tweaking/development/customization as time permits.  Those recipes are at http://www.georges.nu/recipes.

We’ve been wanting to put a few recipes on our website for some time. There are plenty of recipe websites out there, so why put our recipes out there too? There are several reasons for putting our recipes on our website.

  • All of these recipes have the distinction of being tried, tested, tasted, and perfected by us, the Georges. No other collection of recipes can claim that distinction. All those other recipe websites, have acres and acres of recipes. And it is very difficult to tell whether any given recipe is any good or not. Take for instance lemonade. A certain recipe website may have a dozen recipes for lemonade. Which one should you use? Well that question has now been answered. You use ours. This collection is and will always be very incomplete and unbalanced. For instance, today it is heavy on beverages. Our point is not to be comprehensive. Our point is to be good. We promise that every recipe we post will be yummy.
  • We wanted a place to put the recipes our friends and families ask for.
  • And perhaps the most important reason is that we travel a lot and who takes there recipes with them when they travel? Well, now we can, because they are only as far away as the nearest Internet connected pc.

Why put them in the blog? Well a blog is a place to put into writing your thoughts and feelings and all that junk. Well, I think that what we eat and drink says a lot about who we are also. By putting recipes in the blog, it gives us an opportunity for people to learn about us by what we eat and drink. What we believe about healthy living. Also we can editorialize a bit about what we think about how to prepare, serve, and consume food. But also, it’s just laziness. Since we reorganized our website, we basically have a gallery and a blog. The blog works for text and corresponding images. I didn’t want to research or write a recipe program and customize the theme to match the rest of our site, so it goes in the blog. But check it out. With the recipes in the blog they are easy to find. After a while they get archived like everything else, but you can find them by jumping to the recipe category. They are searchable with the search tool in the blog. And they’ll be searchable with major search engines after they’ve been indexed.

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