Note: these will (highly) likely change over time, and they don’t constitute any kind of endorsement! Just my opinion. 🙂
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro – while I’ve been a Guinness fan for a long time, it only took 1 pint of this to claim the throne!
Runner-ups: Coors Banquet (fight me), Real Ale Lost Gold IPA, Karbach Hopadillo, Guinness
Ticket to Ride – it’s simple to learn, supports a wide number of players, and there’s a bit of strategy to learn along with luck involved. I consider it to be a near-perfect game!
And Then There Were None – no contest; I’ve re-read this so many times and am always drawn in. Without the added ending, it is literally the perfect mystery!
Courier Prime – so much easier to read than Courier New!
Gibson Les Paul Studio – while I got my Strat first, it was when I first played the LP Studio that it just felt right. I’m not sure if it’s the shorter scale, the angled neck, or the anchored bridge. I also like the Studio’s thinner body over a LP Standard.
This is going to be really hard to pick! Not only are there long-time favorites such as Star Wars, Star Trek, etc. there’s also newer ones such as Ex Machina. I also have to certainly consider movies from John Carpenter and Stanly Kubrick.
Ex Machina – this is my current pick. It’s near-future, has a great plot, and is both a mystery and a thriller. Add in an amazing score and wonderful location shooting and it will be hard to top this!
This will be another hard pick, as there’s so many genres to pick from. Final contenders will likely come from metal, outrun, soundtracks, etc.
Linux Mint – a consistent and easy-to-use Linux distro, gets out of the way, and isn’t dictated by a large corporation.
Alien Isolation – amazing graphics, terrific story, and scary-ass aliens roaming around!
Delta Green – the best release of the BRP rules, with a modern setting of conspiracy, horror, and mystery
Runner-ups: Stars Without Number
Chuck Taylor All-Stars – yes they have no arch support, but these shoes have stood the test of time and I’ve rarely not owned a pair!
Runner-up: OluKai Akahai
Visual Studio Code – runs on all 3 OS’s, constant updates, Better Fountain extension has most needed features
Murder, She Wrote – it’s a mystery with a vast amount of content, interesting recurring characters, and just something I can watch no matter the time, mood, weather, etc.
Life is Strange – strong emotional story, gut-punching soundtrack
Runner-Ups: Silent Hill 2
Cline Ancient Vine Zinfandel – it’s just a fantastic wine I love to slowly sip, swirl, and smell!
Runner-ups: Becker Cabernet Sauvignon, Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir