OK, you asked for these....

        * Winter is MY favorite season.

        * My father (1941 - 2010...) authored of 40+ patents.  If you're reading this,  you're using some of them (or their descendants).
        * I have been above the Arctic Circle several times, in  Norway and Alaska.

        * I was once offered the backup meteorologist spot at the US' Amundsen-Scott South Pole Antarctic station.

        * I am the farthest-North, hockey-playing, ex-Marine, Physicist on Earth (I think).