Got a note from my mommy this morning with a correction to the Zatoichi post:
I used to watch Sugata Sanshiro and Kogarashi Monjiro–not Zatoichi! They were more handsome than Katsu Shintaro–Takewaki Muga and Nakamura Atsushi. I also used to want to watch baseball every night when I was pregnant with you.
Baseball and fighting samurai. Ball sports, swords, and honorable battle. That’s what I was fueled with as a fetus!