This guy, Ryan, who guest spoke for my relationships class, said that in Colorado we don't really have an accent, but we have a sing-song sort of lilt to our words (he was from Chicago). And I realised that that's why I can't stand my voice when I hear it in recordings: I have no accent, butI also have no lilt. I also have this stuttering "Um, um, yeah! Like that!" way of speaking that seems incredibly sycophantic most of the time because I have problems both with verbalizing my thoughts and with fully explaining the things I can verbalize. I just can't seem to figure out that no, what I'm thinking isn't perfectly obvious to everyone else, and yes, I do have to explain even the most simple thing. Grand effect? I end up sounding like a moron.
Of course, it wasn't quite as bad when I was younger. Then I just sounded like an eccentric. I'd talk waaaaaay too fast for anyone to process, skip over words, reverse sentences, and I'd slip into a combination surfer and Southern accent if I was tired or excited. And occasionally have a Chicago or New Yawk accent for no good reason other than I watched too much TV. Ah, childhood.