26 August 2006

what she said

whilst i attempt (only intermittently successfully) to avoid hyperventilating/doomsaying/general mental health disaster regarding my examthatstartsin39hours, please y'all go and read this brilliant and pithy disentanglement of the concepts "powerful" and "empowered."

a brief illustration: if i had real power, i would be able to refuse to jump through hoops that do not make me smarter or prepare me for any job skills at all. but since i am "empowered" instead, i have the (em)power to demand a "break room" where i can eat crappy soggy sandwiches and/or overly sugary desserts during my (proctored, because We Are All Dirty Cheaters Here) exam.