A Tale of Two Health Care Providers

The GI Joe COBRA logo.

Wrong COBRA. But we’ll go with it.

This is a long personal anecdote. You have been warned.

Yesterday I woke up to something no one ever wants to see: a $0.00 balance in my checking account that I wasn’t expecting.

No one likes seeing their bank account empty for any reason, of course, but when you have a comfortable amount in there one day and nothing the next, you start to panic a little. As I logged into my account and waited for the recent transactions to appear on my screen, I tried to think when someone could have stolen my debit card info. One of those fake keypads at an ATM? Had I used it to buy something online at a coffeeshop?

But no, it was just that my rent check had been cashed, and my monthly automatic COBRA premium had been taken out.

Wait. What?

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I usually try to post something of substance on this blog, but this morning my Batman T-shirt arrived and I’m incapable of doing anything but giggling with glee.

The temptation to do combat rolls everwhere I go is STAGGERING.

(So about that adulthood thing . . . Well, it can wait.)

A Day in the Life

When I started this blog, I thought it was going to be about the process of becoming an adult — you know, figuring out what I want to do with my life, changing the world, singing “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?” every day, stuff like that. Because, you know, I’m in my twenties, and it is therefore not unreasonable to assume that I’m, you know, an adult. Hell, 150 years ago, I would be married and having children; 700 years ago I would probably be on my third kid and running a household of one size or another. If I were a guy (or a particularly enterprising cross-dresser) I’d already have learned a trade and be working at it.

Empty coffee cup, by Doug88888 on Flickr.

Instead . . . Well. Here’s what an adult apparently does with her morning on the first day of February in 2013.

1. Wake up.

2. Fall out of bed.

3. Drag a comb across my head Make coffee.

4. Shower.

5. Watch an episode of Revolutionary Girl Utena because I promised some people I would.

6. Feel like that was a productive use of the morning.

7. Realize that wasn’t really a productive use of the morning.

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