You know you’re in Silicon Valley when…

You know you are in the Valley when:
There’s a trail of orange peels on every street from people picking and eating oranges from the trees in the front yards as they walk along.
Many of your neighbors bought their houses with stock options before the bubble burst.
The health of the local economy is measured by the traffic slow-downs around Palo Alto.
Belonging to a Ultima Online or Dungeons & Dragons type gaming group is as acceptable as joining a book club.
People actually browse the Linux books in Borders.
At an after-work meeting at the local high school, 2/3 of the parents show up in jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers. Many of their teens are wearing sandals–in January.
Every single house has a cat, a dog, and six different kinds of recycling.