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!
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 ambient, metal, outrun, soundtracks, etc.
Murder House OST – this is my current pick. It immediately evokes the feeling of a slasher film, and the synth work is just sublime!
Alien Isolation – amazing graphics, terrific story, and the scary-ass alien roaming around!
D&D Basic Set (1981) – the best edition of the most popular fantasy RPG; well-written, organized, and easy to learn and run!
Runner-ups: Delta Green
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: Anderson Bean Boots
Runner-up: Sublime Text
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
Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir – beautifully light and smooth, I haven’t tasted a more perfect wine yet