I always feel so silly writing these, but here goes.
My first exposure to Anime was similar to that of many others here. Voltron Lion Force, and Voltron Vehicle Force are the first ones I can remember... back then they were just cartoons to me though. I remember when Akira came out, and a friend pushed the tape into my hand, I remember being overwhelmed by the movie, and drastically disappointed with just about everything else I could find at the time on video store shelves that even resembled Anime.
Many years later, I'm a father of two, and it was actually my eldest son who got me interested in anime again. Every afternoon, we would catch Tenchi Muyo together, and a few other shows... I started netflixing other Anime such as Lain, Haibane Renmei, and some other not so memorable titles such as Blue Seed etc. From there it has only snowballed...
These days, anything I haven't already seen: If it isn't on my queue of stuff to procure and watch, then I probably haven't heard of it yet. I'll give most anything a test run, but if the quality is especially poor, I'm not above ditching a series halfway through.
I love to loose myself in the stories that I watch, which is why my favorites are generally Josei, slice of life, romances/drama/tradgedy; I love anything that can really make me break down and cry. That isn't to say that I don't also love the comedy and action genres, just that they're not usually as important to me in the long run.
Anyhow... I travel almost constantly so without my laptop, an internet connection, and my case-o-DVD's I'd probably go clock tower, LOL.
Well, that's me in a nutshell, If you want to know more you will just have to ask won't you?
Oh, my Signature is a screencap from a flashback scene in Honey and Clover II with the little hearts made into a clover logo added by me :D