Greetings and felicitations! I've never been good at these sorts of things, but I'm a physicist/astronomer/planetary scientist working as the Lab Manager for the Dept. of Physics and Astrophysics at UND. Originally I'm from the deep South, having grown up all along the Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coastal region. I also lived for over a decade in the Atlanta area, and about as long in Cleveland, OH.
As for writing, since that's what we're here about, I mainly write fantasy short stories. I have several completed including a few that are definitely more vanity/silly pieces. As of yet I haven't been able to get any of them published, but you keep trying, isn't that right? Currently I'm also working on a novella length story about the daughter of a couple of Greek gods, who's decided to go off to college.