You know you're in California when...... Your co-worker has 8 body piercings and none are visible. You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring,and is named Breeze. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian. You know which restaurant serves the freshest arugula. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears. A low speed police pursuit will interrupt ANY TV broadcast. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S. A man gets on the bus in full leather regalia and crotchless chaps. You don't even notice. Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30am at Starbucks wearing the baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney really IS George Clooney. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment. Its barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH 2003." You have to leave the big company meeting early because Billy Banks himself is teaching the 4:00pm Tae Bo class. You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cells or pagers. It's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents. Both you AND your dog have therapists. The Terminator is your governor.