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Andrea Landaker
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Fallout-themed Summer Kids' Program
One of my favorite things about the video game Fallout is its stats system. There are 7 attributes that define your character: Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck.  The acronym for this is, cleverly, SPECIAL. In Fallou...

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Quirky Quotes, Spring Break in Ruidoso Redux
People still say funny things in our house sometimes!  This time I remembered to write some of them down. S: Dad, which would you rather eat, gluten or battery acid? W: Hmmm... I'll have to think about that. W: I have some pain that throbs about once a seco...

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Meal Frequency Chart
I was thinking about how we always seem to have the same few foods for dinner, and decided to see if that was actually true. I have meal data on my electronic calendar going back to 2013, so I pulled it into a spreadsheet and Wes helped me write some nice c...

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2016 Landaker Christmas Letter
2016 Landaker Christmas Letter We enjoy archery as a family, but we also have other targets we've been aiming at this year, including: Wes – Back into 3D printing, worked on top-secret projects that are totally saving the world, including compilers, attende...

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6 Ingredient Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse Pie
OK, I'm lazy.  Especially when it comes to desserts made for people in our house that can't eat a lot of ordinary dessert stuff (I'm looking at you, Wes).  But even people like that have birthdays once in a while and deserve something special, so I concocte...

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Crazy Quotes
Back when my kids were really cute (now they're older, and just kinda cute), I used to write down funny things they said all the time.  I kinda miss that, so here's some funny things heard at our house lately. Bedtime: "I just can't stop moving! I'm just so...

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Garrus vs. Alistair Not-That-Epic Rap Battle
This probably won't make sense to anyone who hasn't played Mass Effect and Dragon Age.   But if you have... I hope you enjoy my meager attempts to create a rap battle between Alistair from Dragon Age and Garrus from Mass Effect.  :-) GARRUS: Yo, my name is ...

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Brass-playing Boys in Band
When Quartz started middle school, he had the option of taking band.  I had heard fabulous things about the teacher, Ms. Schmidt , and strongly recommended he try band!  I'm so glad he did, because he has been loving playing the trombone and being in her cl...

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Camping in the Jemez and in the Rain
We don't go camping very often, which is weird, because everyone loves it, but it's just kind of a pain.  Totally worth it, though, so we should make sure to go at least once a year! This year we went to the Redondo campground near Jemez Falls.  The forest ...

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Nerdy Art School - Descent Characters
This summer our goal has been to learn something new in Art or Computers each week.  For the past two weeks, our project has been to create new hero characters for the dungeon-crawling game Descent: Journeys in the Dark .  This was also driven by the fact t...
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