With 100 posts under my belt now, it's about time I chime in here.
My name's Matt and I'm from Pasadena, California. I was on the verge of getting my B.A. degree in chemistry, though I had to drop out and go to work to make ends meet. I still read up a lot on chemistry topics, though, and often come up with novel experiment ideas. Right now, I'm a veterinary assistant and also the webmaster for Paw'd Squad Animal Rescue (we rescue abandoned cats & dogs throughout most of Southern California and find homes for them).
As for as chemistry interests go, I'm primarily interested in organic chemistry (for me it's about as fun as builiding things with Legos--so many things you can make with organic molecules), toxicology, lanthanides (I think there's still quite a bit of mystique to these elements), superconductors (I live for the day when someone develops one that works at room-temperature), and supramolecular chemistry (the idea of building molecules as workbenches for specific chemical reactions is pretty exciting).