Your mom definitely preferred books over TV and PBS over cleaning the house. I remember you as the kid humming the “Mystery” theme song in 1st grade. Your brother was the one who almost hit a pole while walking down the street reading a book about giants. But I know it’s not your fault, I blame your mom.
Your mom is so Berkeley…
... she taught you all the proper responses to "Rocky Horror Picture Show"
... that you never had a TV in the house until you were 9, and all of your friends parents knew that you were only allowed to watch channel 9 at their houses.
…all of her kids read while they walk
…she doesn't watch TV ( and I mean ever)
…she had me enthralled by Julia Child by the time I was five. No Brady Bunch for me, just Julia Child on the tv that barely worked
...my mom wrote an article about her for the East Bay Express.
…she's in that movie, "Berkeley in the 60's"
… she wouldn't let us watch the 6 Million Dollar man because the music was too scary.
… she swears the movie Pretty Woman is a subversive patriarchal plot against feminism
… she taught you Walt Disney was a fascist...and then took you to Disneyland anyway.