First, there is another comic named Mike Burton that has been in the biz longer than me and hates that we get mixed up, eventhough his real name is Mike Schwartz.  Second, I moved to Delaware before 8th grade and it was tough.  The first person to be my friend used a lowercase 'b' so I started doing it and have since then, 1982.  Last, it's a great ice breaker in auditions when they look over my resume.