Welcome to my daunting lists of favorites. If you're looking to get an idea of who I am and what I'm into, the following will serve as one kind of lens into my personality. If you already find my tastes interesting and are hoping to find some new stuff that you could enjoy also, I hope the following serves you well.
I have discovered over the years that ordering and organizing one's favorites is very tricky and changes over time. Thus, instead of attempting to determine once and for all my first, second, third favorite items in any given category, I have found it easier to loosely place things within multiple tiers of favorites. The first tier is the cream of the crop, the things that I unquestionably love, deeply appreciate, or otherwise derive great value from. The second tier I still consider really good, but fails for whatever reason to hold a uniquely privileged place in my hierarchy of preferences. The third tier includes things that I believe deserve mention, as they still fill in some of the details of where my interests roam, and can also offer opportunities of great discoveries for people who have similar but not identical interests to my own; something I consider good could end up becoming one of your first tier favorites.
Here are the categories within which I have organized many of my favorite things (very much a work in progress):