The Midwest is neither sad, nor dreary. Then again, I don't consider having seasons to be dreary weather, and I'm unsure exactly what sort of "accent" Midwesterners have that would be so offensive.
the californian accent is what you most hear on tv now.
yeah this is such an issue. did umn give you a decent amount of money? how do i choose between 15k a year and 5k a year (especially at a school that forces me to lease a laptop id ont want or need)