You know you live in Silicon Valley when... You make $100,000 a year, yet still can't find a place to live. Your commute time is 45 minutes and you live 8 miles away from work. You stop asking how much things cost but ask "How long will it take?" Two-thirds of the people you know are from Boston or New York, but you are living in PST. Know vast differences between Thai, Vietnemese, Chinese, Japanese, Cantonese,and Korean food. Your home computer contains mostly hardware/software that is not on the consumer market yet. Go to "The City" on weekends but don't live there because you like your car. Think that "I'm going to Fry's" is an acceptable excuse to leave the office for a while, and your boss does, too. Lost your alarm clock. You'll get to work when you get there. Go to an industrial/heavy-metal bar and see two guys get into a fight over what flavor of unix is better. Own more than 10 articles of clothing that have hardware/software companies logos printed on them. Bonus for embroidered stuff. "Your best buys..." you know the rest. You know where Woz Way, Resistor Ave, and Floppy Dr are located. You know who Woz is. You know 280North runs west, and 680N runs East. Even though Microsoft employs quite a few programmers in the Bay Area, they only work on Powerpoint, and the company is still the embodiment of Satan. Even if their stock IS worth more than yours. You see a billboard that says "FGPA2ASIC" and aren't fazed. When you need the updated Diamond Monster 3D drivers, you just walk across the street. You have more bandwidth in your apartment or condo than most major universities. None of the people you work with are bible-thumpers. You scan yard sales for back issues of "Dr. Dobbs." Your favorite computer reseller speaks only Cantonese. Your workplace vending machines dispense "100% natural twig-bars" right next to Jolt cola and Instant Espresso mix. No one brings radios in to work - they just use RealAudio and listen to the dj.com, rebelradio.com, or other out of state stations. "Pinging" your friends via e-mail is your standard mode of communicating with them. You filter in acronyms such as RAM,CDROM,MB,GB,URL, in your normal speach. You know the meaning of QWERTY. You start to visit different Fry's stores for a change of scenery.