My first indication that interesting, exciting games existed was when my now wife brought home Killer Bunnies
from the store she worked at. This was then followed by Carcassonne
and a number of other mildly interesting games.
But it wasn't until I moved to Adelaide and met someone with an *ahem* larger collection, that I sold my computer and started giving people lists of games for birthdays and christmas.
Now, I have a small but fun collection, being of the mind that there is no point getting a massive collection if I'm not going to play it. I can't help but want more more more though!
Other hobbies include kiteboarding and flying for a living. That and getting other people hooked on my hobbies, with moderate success.