When time permits, I've played Sid Meier's Civilization, now at Version VI, though not to the extent of eclipsing M.U.L.E. - surely the finest multi-player strategy game ever. There's a nice story about it at Salon.com.
I enjoy cricket, and can't imagine why anyone would think a drawn test is boring. Musically, I abandoned pretensions of taste with an interest in Triple J, and from thence a slippery slope to TISM. However, I do like some modern esoterica, such as Florence + the Machine, Rachid Taha and Garbage. The radio is generally tuned to DoubleJ, TripleJ or Harvey Community Radio 96.5 FM.
I'm vastly amused by Dave Barry, Calvin and Hobbes and Doonesbury . I've been enjoying Dilbert, Zits and Alex more so now that I know they're documentaries. I'm an admirer of the late Idries Shah and the poetry of Rumi. I've enjoyed the paintings of the late Mati Klarwein, Edward Burne-Jones, and Salvador Dali.
I like to cook all sorts of foods from many cuisines, and have been lucky enough to try lots of meals in foreign countries. I'm best known for the Famous Sago Pudding, but otherwise I cook when occasion allows.