I've played board games since the 80's starting off with games like Battletech, Star Fleet Battles and later getting into lighter fare (in terms of book keeping) including favorites like, Shogun, Titan, Talisman, Axis and Allies, Gammarauders, and Blood Bowl. The trend continues regarding games. I tend to prefer games that take under a couple of hours with an experienced group, and have minimal records keeping and manual flipping. It's not because they necessarily denote bad games, in as much, as I find the tasks become tedious and overbear the game experience. Still, I do enjoy the rare full day games like Twilight Imperium 3, but because of the time constraints on everyone, this is nearly only an annual play.
Later in the late 90's and since I started trying some Euros, but not many, as my game group is decidedly in the Ameritrash camp. We do play Carcassone, Settlers (and several variants of both) at times. Personal Euro favorites include PowerGrid, Colosseum, and Fire and Axe. I've also gotten involved with a wider range of game groups in the area to try some different types of games, but the weekends these are scheduled on make attendance difficult.
On the non-game side of things, I play violin, and have been doing so for several years. I'm thoroughly convinced it's the most difficult instrument to learn and play well. I like riding motorcycles, but seem to have no time for it anymore. I also collect vintage military rifles and vintage japanese toys from time to time. Most non-work time is spent with friends and family or at church. It's best when those times also include games!