atlas_ryder
31 Fort Collins, United States
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My self-summary
I'm always on the move. I travel (been to India, Israel, the U.K., and Germany), bike, hike, ski, and camp. I love people with a good appreciation of humor and irony.

For me, smart and sexy go hand-in-hand. I don't believe that there's such a thing as love without friendship, and so this profile is more to help me find friends than find love. That said, I'm open to trying most things at least once.

I have most of the prereqs in place: I have my own place, drive my own car, cook my own food, and do my own laundry. (Have I missed anything?)

I enjoy being healthy and active as much as I enjoy solving problems and building things, and I'm really interested in finding people who like those things, too.
What I’m doing with my life
Checking off items on my bucket-list. Writing the occasional compiler when I'm forced to.
I’m really good at
Reverse-engineering restaurant dishes, making and transforming lists (LISP guru--we're sort of the priesthood), doing all sorts of outdoorsy stuff.

I can juggle passably, stomp some wicked-sick chicken salads (yes), make at least several dishes that might be considered "haute" (for some definition of that word), and eat more wasabi faster than my brother.
The first things people usually notice about me
Smile =D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
• Anything by Neil Gaiman
• Roger Penrose
• Cormac McCarthy
• Douglas Hofstadter
• Christopher Hitchens's essays
• Omar Kayyam

TV Shows:
• American Horror Story (esp. season 2)
• Breaking Bad (I may or may not have ulcers from this show)
• Grimm (kinda)
• Buffy the Vampire Slayer (watched all 7 seasons in 2 weeks)
• Dr. Who

Muzak:
• Billy Talent
• Shinedown
• Disturbed
• Florence and The Machine
• In This Moment (sort of)
• Fuel
• Devotchka
• Eminem
• Emili Sande
• Lorde
• P!nk
...and many more. I usually like specific songs better than artists. Billy Talent and Flo are pretty consistently good.

Food:
Love Mediterranean and Italian as a rule, but I tend to like stuff that's fun to cook.
The six things I could never do without
The outdoors, travel, my sense of humor, my bikes, good health, good friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
You know, stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Summer: Driving to the middle of nowhere with my bike and gear
Fall: Walking to a movie, out with friends, or headed out somewhere
Winter: Out with friends, or reading
Spring: Headed out somewhere, or out with friends

I actually have a Bayesian model that I wrote that predicts what I'm doing given the weather forecast and my Outlook calendar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have Grinch underwear. They were a Christmas present, but turned out lucky. Ask me about it sometime! Or don't, it's pretty weird.
You should message me if
You are not a machine sent from the future to destroy me. Or if you generally agree with and love this Vanity Fair essay
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