I have other hobbies than playing with my laptop. In fact, I don't even consider the laptop a hobby, but rather a necessary life tool. I packed it up (it, plus my carry bag, plus the external superdrive, plus the power supply and Ethernet adapter weighed half a pound less than my old PowerBook by itself) and took it down to Irvine, California, for a ballroom dancing competition.
I've been dancing and competing for over 10 years now. For the past two years I've been dancing in Teacher-Student (called "Pro/Am") competitions. This weekend was a good one for me, I showed a lot of improvement in my dancing and most of all I had an absolute blast!
We're dancing five dances. First is Waltz, characterized by a sort of pulsing up-and-down swinging action, using the 3/4 time of the music. Next is Tango, which shows fast staccato movements interspersed with slow cat-like stalking movements. Third is my favorite, the Viennese Waltz. It also uses 3/4 time music, but since it is so much faster than the "regular" Waltz, people dance it in a very pure form without much in the way of fancy steps or choreography. The fourth dance is Foxtrot, which shows a smooth linear gliding action, and is danced to 4/4 time music. The final dance is Quickstep, which movement-wise is a bit of a mixture of the Waltz and Foxtrot, and includes skips and hops, and is danced to fast swing music.