Great anecdotes, Bob. I think you should talk more about stuff like this in the future.
Also, I can't remember whether the first anime I ever saw was the original Dragonball or Sailor Moon, but I do remember watching Sailor Moon with my big sister. Our parents kept saying that we may not have been the right age for a show like this (we were around 7 and 8, respectively), but our innocence kept us from the show making any impact on us beyond the show's action. However, I'm pretty certain that subconsciously I was also enjoying watching the pretty girls, something I wouldn't realize until a couple of years down the line.
You know what? This column makes me wanna go back and revisit this show (I don't think I even finished watching the entirety of it),