Today marks my official entrance into adulthood. No, I did not pay taxes for the first time, find out I was pregnant, or sign my first lease. Today, I received my health insurance card in the mail. Insurance, for my health! If any of you have ever been uninsured for any period of time (or if you suffer from a chronic illness requiring constant medication, as I do), or if you have ever feared losing your insurance, you know how exciting this day is. I could get hit by a train! Or fall down the subway stairs! Or contract malaria! And all of it would be paid for by the man (except for deductibles, copays, prescriptions, any treatment administered by a doctor out of my network, etc. etc.), hurray! I have already booked my first internal medicine appointment and have gotten a little slap happy with the whole thing; let's go see a cardiologist! rheumatologist! proctologist! Well, probably not so much the last one but you get the idea. Damn it feels good to be a grown up.