Well, everything hasn't been all serious lately!
I recently was sent a fascinating web site called
What American Accent Do You Have? Try it and see for yourself.
My results? After all these years in the mid-west, fortunately its still the right one! The verdict:
"That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it."