There's a guy at the next table with a Cal T-shirt on -- not something I expect to see here. You see quite a few "I love NYxx" shirts, and some marketing shirts, but very few college shirts. This might the first I've seen.
I heard the Chile Peppers' 'Californication' while I was out running this morning, and it reminded me how homesick I really am. Also, how ... snobbish? Is it snobbish to know (hee!) that you come from the place that sets all the trends? That pushes back the frontiers of knowledge and technology and progress? I'm ready for this exile to end.