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Tuesday, December 7th, 2004
2:01 pm

You Are the Helper


You always put on a happy face and try to help those around you.

You're incredibly empathetic and care about everyone you know.

Able to see the good in others, you're thoughtful, warm, and sincere.

You connect with people who are charming and charismatic.

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Saturday, October 30th, 2004
1:48 am
Went on an AWESOME haunted forest hike with beth, elo, and pat tonight... it honestly was pretty scary while you were in there. You start by walking through a skull into a forest in the middle of no where then have to pick a path and just walk. It's dark and trees are everywhere and people jump out at you and run at you and follow you... one great part was there was a guy in costume following us and beth just turned into pat and was like no no no... elo did the same thing later and i SCREAMED my head off... i wouldn't walk unless i was holding someone's hand or buried into someone's back... at the end they have like 4 guys and this beat up shack and they chase you with chainsaws... they wouldn't leave us alone... elo RAN through the next part into the group ahead of us and they cornered beth and wouldn't let anyone get to her. It really was the ultimate haunted trail. I feel like no one under high school age should go in.. it was scary. anyway, it was a good bonding experience with my "roommates"... we went to Virginia to get to Maryland and saw the "sultan of maryland"'s house. The way there and home reminded me soo much of trumbull... the houses were colonials with trees lining the street and they had a cute little center of town... and the roads on the way home looked SOO much like the merritt... i miss trumbull sometimes. It really is home.

Good night and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

current mood: scared

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Saturday, October 23rd, 2004
1:53 pm
World Series Game 1 tonight!! I'm psyched... I know most of you who actually read this are yankees fans and I am sorry you guys lost... but think of it this way, won't it make next year so much more interesting!!! and did you really want them to sweep four games with no excitement or anticipation. I don't think so.. i think that would have been boring as hell. ANYWAYS ~ being a red sox fan since birth, i am very happy. I tried to convince my dad that $4000 for bleacher seats wasn't so bad but he didn't seem to believe me... SO tonight will be game one in JBKO! that probably means that me and liza will be having panic attacks for about the millionith time in the last two weeks. there will be yelling and screaming and so much fun. It's weird being in DC and having the rivalry SO prominent. After game 7, we had riots on campus! crazyness!

Went to gtown to run errands and i finally dropped my bag off to get fixed and it'll take 3 weeks.. that makes me kinda sad bc i don't know what to carry my books in.. sounds like no big deal but i'd grown attached to my bag.

Have my first meeting as a non-sorority member liason to the panhel expansion committee on monday...i'm a little nervous. we'll see what happens

Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

current mood: sick

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Friday, October 22nd, 2004
9:53 pm
Sophmore slump was so noticeable in high school. I remember doing nothing and i really didn't mind. I never thought it would happen again in college. This is about a million times worse. Summer passed and instead of not seeing everyone everyday and seeing them like once a week, i didn't see them all summer. It's weird bc last year was incredible... but i wonder if it was just because it was freshman year. I feel like some of the magic has faded and reality is setting in. Now, i'm just eh. Nothing exciting happens, nothing new happens. Everyone seems to feel "stuck" with their friends from last year and I didnt and don't so they are all out with new people and while i think that would be fun, i feel like i'm not really knowing them anymore. I know who they were last year and they were all awesome people.... honestly, i feel alone a lot of the time and i hate it... I'm hoping this summer will help, new country, new people, new experience... i need it. and maybe i'll spend all year abroad next year. it'll help me appreciate what i have here...

i was talking to dan tonight about what would happen if i just disappeared for like a week... went out for coffee and didn't come back... i kinda want to do that.

It's been a long two weeks so maybe this is just what came with it.. but i feel like i've been thinking this since the start.

not a fan of sophomore slump

current mood: blank

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Thursday, August 26th, 2004
10:02 am
Why don't the people at Victoria's Secret ever believe you when you tell them that you know what size bra you wear? I find it very annoying when they follow you around the store with that stupid tapemeasure.

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Thursday, August 19th, 2004
6:23 pm

Does anyone know why i wouldn't be able to sign onto AIM if my internet is working perfectly fine. I can't sign on at all in my house! And when i sign on AOL, I dont get a buddylist!! any ideas?

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Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
7:51 pm
Talked to Liza in MOSCOW today!! Made me realize i'm ready to go back to school.. even though elizabeth and liza are giong to camp out in our room to watch tv! it'll be fun though...

it was really nice to talk with nicole and col last night. my mom even made the comment when i came home that it's good to have friends like them.. lol... tonight is smores with the same duo! so fun is to be expected!

current mood: happy

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Monday, August 16th, 2004
2:26 pm
Why am I the only one who is honestly excited about returning to GW? I mean, I know that means work and class and the same old shit that every school year means but at the same time, it means back to living on my own, making mistakes, growing up, having fun, and escaping the same old shit of trumbull for at least a little while. I know that i didn't have the best summer of my life but i definately had an important one. I learned so much in such a short time and i know i wouldn't appreciate it if i didn't have to go back at the end of summer. It kinda makes me sad to hear everyone else from GW seems so upset to go back. I feel like that just brings on inevitable sadness and no fun. It's another adventure and I hate that I feel like i'm the only one who is going into it headstrong and happy.

current mood: discontent

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
11:51 am
I have 2 days left of work then I am done for the summer!! I'm very excited about the fact that I will no longer have to wake up before the sun is out and get home very very late. That also means 2 weeks till school. Which I am ready for. I've enjoyed my summer and learned a lot more about myself and my "high school friends" (and the people who are more like family and have been for o i don't know.. 7 years now!) It was interesting to come back home and not like anything I expected. I wonder if going back to school will be so different too. I can't wait to find out.

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Sunday, August 8th, 2004
2:46 pm

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Thursday, August 5th, 2004
8:26 pm
And tomorrow morning at 8am, I am getting my wisdom teeth pulled!!! I know that almost everyone gets them pulled but I'm still really anxious. I don't like the fact that i'm going to be awake and hear everything they are doing. Doesn't make me feel at all comfortable. Other than that.. not much new. I have one more week of work (3 days) and then 2 weeks off before i return to gdubs. Went to IKea with mom yesterday for 4 HOURS!!! soo long but she loved it so it was ok. Also got my hair colored. It's a little blonder than i thought but not bad.

That's it for now.. Hope everyone has an amazing end to their summer

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Monday, August 2nd, 2004
5:44 pm
The Hub
Category I - The Hub

You're a 'people person'. Networking runs in your
blood. Consequently, you can move through most
social circles with ease.

What Type of Social Entity are You?
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hmmm... i guess that could be me!?

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2:07 pm
and i'm finally feeling almost human again. After spending the last week sick in bed bc of meds, i'm excited about that. I plan on leaving the house today for more than an hour! That'll be a nice change. And I may have to go into work tomorrow even though i'm suppossed to have the day off... i guess that really shouldn't be that bad since i haven't been to work since last monday. But i'm feeling good!! and at least i had a wonderful movie to watch while i was sick (thanks nicole!) And hopefully nicole is feeling better too!!!

Guess what everybody.... My roommate = movie star... well soon enough.. for now, she's an herbal essence girl. I hope that means we get to make fun of her everytime it comes on tv!

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Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
8:49 pm
have you ever missed something so much you can't believe how stupid you were to let it get away? I'm talking years go by and every once and a while, something triggers a memory and you're thrown back and longing for something that isn't there or may not exist anymore? Damn, it hurts

current mood: melancholy

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Friday, July 23rd, 2004
5:34 pm
The other night, my bro had his friends over and nicole came over to make smoothies.  I brought down our 8th grade yearbook and we laughed at all the entries and everything that was in it.  When I was bringing it back upstairs today, it got me thinking about all the different people I was friends with in 8th grade, who my best friends were back then and just everything about it.  It was so different.  And if i could loose some of those INCREDIBLE friendships i had over 4 years of high school when i still saw everyone everyday, it makes me sad.  I've decided that i'm going to put more of an effort into trumbull friendships.  I know that friendships shouldn't take SO much work, but I think a little more work may be helpful.  I enjoyed an unimaginable number of happy moments with people here, and i don't want to forget them because i'm making new memories.  I mean, it's weird not really being friends with the people from 8th grade.  I still have a few (nicole, col) but i'm also missing some of the other important ones.  It still makes me laugh to think of friendly's death by chocolate ice cream with a container of sprinkles and two spoons while watching good will hunting.  i don't know... but anyways... i love my friends from the past and present.  and i guess the yearbook just reminded of my of what i had and have.  thanks guys.

current mood: nostalgic

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Sunday, July 18th, 2004
3:30 pm

SO Dave Matthews Band was incredible!! I went to Friday Night's show with Kel and her friend Liz from school.  We had an enjoyable ride up with yummy stuff (cupcakes, cookies, brownies!) and an even more entertaining time getting out of the parking lot on the way home.  BTW i'm going to call NY about that slut in the Jeep... grrrr... and the poor cowboy couldn't get any BK because they don't take walkers.... did you know that you need a car for drive-thrus?  ANYWAYS  the concert was  incredible... lots and lots of people in altered states... one guy stopped right in front of me and moved in circles for at least a minute till another, little less drunk, guy came to get him.  The old lady and man next to me were getting SO stoned.  All in all interesting.  I thought I would be like Beth and put up the set list from Friday night... i think that these are all of them!

  • Best of What's Around
  • One Sweet World
  • Granny
  • Crazy-Easy
  • When the World Ends
  • Grace is Gone
  • Satellite
  • Joy Ride
  • The Stone
  • Crush
  • Sugar Will
  • Drive In, Drive Out
  • Bartender
  • Hello Again
  • Where Are You Going
  • Everyday


  • What Would You Say
  • Tripping Billies



current mood: bouncy

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Monday, July 5th, 2004
11:03 am
good fireworks last night...
saw some people I didn't think I would! (they even offered me food.. too bad it was a hot dog)
talked to some GW people! Called Elo and chatted and got messages from some other 5th floorers. Overall, a pretty decent day. Today I am enjoying the entire no work thing since the rest of the week i'm in and i'm working reception and that means i'm stuck at a desk all day but 1 hour. I can't even walk around the desk... i just sit there and pray that the phone rings so that i have something to do. BUT i got a few new books so i'm going to use this time to read.

Today I'm taking my bro and maybe one of his friends to lunch if anyone is intersted in saving me. If no one can come maybe we'll go to old towne so atleast nicki will be serving us! And if it isn't too disgusting out I may go to westport with kel. we'll see!!

current mood: complacent

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Sunday, July 4th, 2004
11:32 am

So after a few amazing convos last night, I feel a lot better.  It was awesome to have Aneil IM me out of the blue. It's also good to know that I'm not the only one who misses it soo much.  I think it's just that I had an incredible time with the people I met.  Relationships happened quickly there and the people I became friends with in the first week were really the people I stayed friends with the entire time.  And while the friendships came on so fast, there were hundreds of dinners, walks to gtown, stupid funny things that made them grow fast and made them wonderful.  I was looking at pics and I didn't know how I could ever explain why beth put on hooker makeup and how funny the pic was of her in the bright red blush and blue eyeshadow with pat in a suit.  It looked a little like a bad mobster movie.  Or why Liza was dancing around with a heating pad or beth's clothing all over the floor, elo break dancing.  It just seems so funny to me.  I guess it's a different experience when you live with people and the EFFORT to see them isn't there.  I feel like I come home and I attempt to make an effort to see people but get nothing in return.  But i know in 2 months i'll be in DC and I'll go back to making phone calls every day and pretending that when we get "home" to trumbull everything will be perfect.  All those fun times we'll have.  I guess this is what growing up is. 

Oh well... I had to become an adult at some point. 

Aunt Terry, Uncle Keith, and Erik came up yesterday.  Erik is now 3 and in love with air hockey.  I had to play air hockey for about 3 hours last night till they finally decided it was Erik's bed time.  This kid can't see over the table, only stands in one corner and screams shit when he misses the puck.  it was interesting.  he was also scared of charlie.  charlie would bark, erik would scream, and the entire house would go running.  then when someone got to erik to pick him up, he would start growling at charlie.  i felt bad for the dog.  he was so confused.  he's never really seen anything as small as erik other than cadbury but cadbury is also a dog.  it must have been really confusing.

I'm buying a smoothie maker today.  Beth called me a dork but I know that deep down, she's excited.  I'm also going to price pots and pans.  I figure if I actually come down with pots and pans, i can argue that our oven should not be used for storage.  Although i'm sure it would make a wonderful dresser or hold a lot of dvd's, i think that food may win in this battle.

Tonight should proove to be interesting.  picnic and fireworks at fairfield beach.  Last year was an amazing time.  Me, Rae, and Col went and had fresh fruit while watching the fireworks.  Rachel drove and i remember me and col fearing for our lives on the exit ramp of 95 i think.  It was a big circle and we were soo sure we were going to crash because Rachel refused to slow down bc the windows were open and the music was loud and we were having too much fun going fast.  It's weird to think that was an entire year ago.  It went by so fast.  I can still remember parts of the convos we had.  Hopefully, tonight will bring as much fun.  I know I'm not the only one in need of a good night.

I also found an amazing program that I might want to do next summer (if they still have it).  It'll get me 4 art history credits and I'll be in Europe for 27 days.  I spent the first week in London, then off to Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Rome and maybe one more place.  All the way, there are stops with Lectures in the morning about architecture and art history then you go see everything in the afternoon.  I think it would be insanely amazing to learn about some gothic church in the morning and all the history behind it then actually go to it in the afternoon.  WOW.  Now i just have to convince me dad... my mom wants to know if she can come along so she'll let me go. 

Well... now that i've covered about a million and a half different topics.  I'm off to the gym.  I can't remember if i have a meeting with my trainer this sunday or next sunday.  I think it's next but it probably wouldn't be good to miss a session.  It probably defeats the purpose.

I hope you are ALL coming to FFLD Beach tonight (if you live in CT).  And have a happy 4th of July.

current mood: confused

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2004
9:43 pm

I haven't updated in about forever but I'm sitting at home, steaming  mad and this came to mind

I've made my decision and I'm not coming back to Trumbull for anything other than winter vacation.  Spring break is spent away.  Summer is going to either be courses or europe or both (depending on how much dough me and beth can find).  It's strange because throughout the year I thought, if only I was back in trumbull, nothing would be bad.. I took for granted the amazing people that were at school and the amazing times I had.  I knew coming home would be different and hard but god, i didn't think i would despise it.  My friendships here have turned to shit.  This town just makes me feel like shit sometimes.  I wonder why i put 13 years into making friends here so that these so-called friendships would disappear in 9 months.  Were they really all that fake?  Parts of high school were amazing but those parts are obviously in the past and never coming back.  I was reading Eileen's journal and she mentioned feeling alone while surrounded by people.  I realized that in Trumbull I feel so isolated when talking to "friends".  I'm not happier but definately not as upset just staying home and watching a movie.  I can honestly think of only one person that I feel like has a stronger relationship with me now than ever.  I find that so ironic.  I remember in 9th grade talking to sarah coulter about her brother's friends.  She said that he had an amazing group of friends that would always be together.  and we said we wanted that but had a feeling that wouldn't happen.  we were too right.  I guess some things will only be wishes not dreams come true.

enough ranting for tonight.  all i want is to go back to dc, my home.  If I could turn back time, i don't know if i would.  Maybe I needed this awesome lesson that best friends may just become friends and friends may fade away.

current mood: pessimistic

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Saturday, June 19th, 2004
8:22 pm

why not, everyone else is doing it!

I know: myself
I want: chocolate cake
I have: an awesome song playing
I wish: that i could always be myself
I hate: insecurities
I miss: my 5fc
I fear: being alone
I hear: early november
I love: those who make me smile
I care: enough
I always: want to be liked
I dance: only in my room
I cry: enough (right liza?)
I write: never... used to more
I confuse: myself
I can usually be found: in starbucks
Have you ever played a game that required removal of clothing: yes

First best friend: carey... then she moved away and never told me where... we were only 5
First real memory of something: my dad bringing me an orange milkshake when i broke my collar bone bc i wouldn't talk to anyone until he showed up and he was running late
First Job: inside scoop... and i miss it
First screen name: Missy1MT
First self purchased album: Ace of Base - the sign
First funeral: 3rd grade - my grandma
First pet: joey - a stupid gerbil who i HATED
First piercing/tattoo: ears
First credit card: visa
First true love: it's a secret
First enemy: i don't know.... they came and went..
First big trip: uhhh.... florida
First concert: N SYNC

Last big car ride: home from school
Last good cry: ask liza
Last library book: don't have one - last book i bought was Da Vinci Code
Last movie seen: harry potter in the theatre, serendipity at home
Last beverage drank: Water
Last food consumed: Stir Fry Veggies and Soy Crisps
Last crush: secret
Last phone call: kel
Last TV show watched: friends
Last time showered: this morning
Last ice cream eaten: heath bar
Last shirt worn: black tee

-- Name: Melissa Paige Tyborowski
-- Birth date: March 19, 1985
-- Current Location: Trumbull
-- Hair Color: light brown
-- Height: 5'7"
-- Weight: more than i'd want it to be
-- Righty or Lefty: righty

-- Your heritage: english, polish, austrian
-- The shoes you wore today: black flip flops
-- Your weakness: insecurities
-- Your perfect pizza: margarita
-- Goal you'd like to achieve: finding something/someone that i can truly love
-- Your most over used phrase on MSN/AIM:lol
-- Your thoughts first waking up: too early
-- Your bedtime: 1130 before work days, 3 before nonwork days
-- Adidas or Nike: adidas
-- Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: neither
-- Chocolate or vanilla: vanilla
-- Cappuccino or coffee: cappuccino
-- Smoke: no
-- Cuss: occassionaly
-- Sing: yes
-- Take a shower everyday: yes
-- Do you think you've been in love: yes
-- Want to go to college: can't wait to see everyone again
Layer Six:
-- Liked high school: more now that i'm not there
-- Want to get married: yes
-- Believe in yourself: usually
-- Get motion sickness: sometimes in cars
-- Think you're attractive: on a great day
-- Think you're a health freak: no
-- Get along with your parent(s): yes
-- Like thunderstorms: yes
-- Play an instrument: a couple
In the 6 past months...
-- Drank alcohol: yes
-- Smoked: no
-- Done a drug: no
-- Had Sex: No
-- Made Out: yes
-- Gone on a date: no (do school plays count with beth if it wasn't really a date?)
-- Gone to the mall: yes
-- Eaten an entire box of Oreos: no
-- Eaten sushi: yes
-- Been on stage: no
-- Been dumped: no
-- Gone skating: no
-- Made homemade cookies: yes
-- Gone skinny dipping: no
-- Dyed your hair: umm... no actually!!
-- Stolen anything: no
-- Have you ever:
-- Played a game that required removal of clothing: yes
-- Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: yes
-- Been caught "doing something": no
-- Been called a tease: not seriously... i hope
-- Shop Lifted: no
-- Changed who you were to fit in: not really
-- Age you hope to be married: well i'll def be married by 40 if me and dan haven't found perfect guys but hopefully (no offense dan), i'll find someone before that
-- Numbers and Names of Children: 2 a boy and girl... names not determined... it's not my job to do alone
-- Describe your Dream Wedding: perfect, formal, flowery, breathtaking
-- How do you want to die: happy
-- Where you want to go to college: uhh where i go to college.  GDUBS
-- What do you want to be when you grow up: i'm thinking record label ceo
-- What country would you most like to visit: i want to go back to england, Spain
In a boy..:
-- Best eye color?: doesn't matter
-- Best hair color?: doesn't matter
-- Short or long hair? shortish.... just no ponytails - longer than mine
-- Height: taller than 5'7"
-- Best weight: doesn't matter
-- Best articles of clothing:  i change my mind every 10 minutes
-- # of people I could trust with my life: my family and 4 others (i don't think they know/realize who they are but they are incredible)
-- # of CDs that I own: i think i'm up to 350ish??
-- # of piercings: 5
-- # of tattoos: 0
-- # of scars on my body: 3
-- # of things in my past that I regret: regret sucks... i only have one major regret though


well... i finally finished!!


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