Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hi all.

Hello everyone. I'm Adam Davis.

Many of you may already know who I am, from the Elliotts (whom I only recently met) or the Grafs, who have been good friends of mine for a long time. I have even met a handful of you already (Morgan, Bethany, Nathan). I look forward to meeting you all someday soon. You give me the hope that maybe, just maybe, the next generation won't totally ruin the world.

Emily Elliott let me know it might be a good idea to introduce myself to those of you who don't fit into any of those categories and just plain have no idea who I am . I've never been great at introductions, but I'll do my best. I suppose the best way to go about it would be to do what I'd want someone to do if they were introduced to me. It's always nice to get the basics out of the way, so how about that first?

I'm 16 years old, and I'll be 17 on February 21. I'm in what is commonly labeled as the 11th grade. I'm 5'9", blonde hair blue eyes, blah blah blah.

I know none of that is interesting. It's all stuff that becomes immediately obvious when you meet someone in person. What always appeals to me is getting to know how people think; what makes them smile, what makes them laugh, what makes them cry, what they do when they're alone, what they're really afraid of, what they dream of. That's the kind of thing that can be hard to drag out of a person, because it's so personal. But I've always said that I'm one to put all the cards on the table, so here you are.

I smile when I am appreciated.

I laugh when a friend tells me a joke.

You would be hard-pressed to make me cry.

When I’m alone I hum music and pantomime a keyboard.

I’m really afraid of pain.

I dream of being an artist. Not being rich or famous. Just having the freedom to have my own lifestyle.

So, as an icebreaker, I’m challenging you with the same questions. What makes you smile? What makes you laugh? What makes you cry? What do you do when you’re alone? What are you afraid of? What do you dream of.

I look forward to getting to know you.


Emily said...

hi adam and welcome! Good job, lol!

Chelsey Miracle said...

Welcome Adam! I'm so glad you've joined us! (good job with the intro)

I smile a lot, because I love to see others smile, and as many know, smiles are contagious.

I laugh a lot, especially when I'm happy, many things make me laugh

I cry when I realize how overwhelming my sin is, and I cry for joy when I realize that I am forgiven each and every sin...I also cry when I watch good movies or cry with friends who are crying

When I’m alone I listen to music really loud and dance around the house, or txt people so that I don't feel alone

I’m really afraid of losing people I love, pain, change, and the future.

I dream of being the woman God wants me to be

Thanks Adam!!!!

Adam Davis said...

Thanks. Great answer Chelsey :D

Mark said...

That has got to be the most amazing introduction I've ever read. Kudos to you.

Anyways, I'm Mark, and here goes-

What makes you smile? Just about anything. Except the sad things.

What makes you laugh? Anything funny, or at least that I THINK is funny.

What makes you cry? The last time I cried was when a really good friend of mine was in significant pain. Other than that, I'm not really sure, because I have had the good fortune of not experience it.

What do you do when you’re alone? Talk to friends, and talk to myself.

What are you afraid of? Deep water.

What do you dream of? I can't remember. Lol

Great to meet you, and great to have another blog member.


Adam Davis said...

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it, Mark. Great answers as well.

Morgan said...

Hey adam! nice to see you here!

I smile at lots of things. i smile when im happy or when someone says something funny...

i laugh when people make me laugh(which is not a hard thing to do) laughing is one of my fave things to do! :)

i cry when i think about what Jesus did for me on the cross and when other people cry. and when i watch a sad movie.

when i'm alone, i read or watch tv or listen to music or do stuff on the computer or pray or all of the above

i'm sort of afraid of large heights, and other things too...

- morgan

Emily said...

I'll fill this out even though you already know me, lol!

I smile like all the time....I guess what makes me smile the most is when others are happy and smile.

I laugh like all the time too. I laugh when something is funny to me, and I think I lot of things are funny, so that's quite often. I also laugh when others laugh because laughter is funny too.

Crying would not generally be my way of expressing, I don't cry that often. But I guess I would say that I could cry when I see an animal or person in pain or dieing.

When I'm alone, I listen to music, draw, play my guitar, read my Bible, pray, read, or catch up on school =P

I'm not really afraid of anything 'normal'... I guess I would say I'm afraid of being alone and lost around a bunch or creepy people, in the dark......yeah, I know that's weird.....

I dream of knowing whatever God has planned for my life.

Cara said...

this was a cool idea-I wish I had thought of it! ;)
I smile when I'm enjoying something. "Somethings" (ok, I don't think that's really a word, lol) (oh no! smilies and text abbreviations in the same post! I'm conformist!) (Can you tell that I like parenthesis? :-)) Anyway, "somethings" generally include nature, connections, etc.
I laugh when I agree with the joke and think it's funny (I'm really wierd I guess...I have criteria of what I allow myself to laugh at!) And/or if I have nervous energy to release :-).
I don't cry for any great spiritual reason, though I sometimes think I should. I cry when I see people, especially teens, caught up in doing stuff they shouldn't and maybe don't even want to be because they don't know any better: essentially wasting their lives. I also cry when I'm hurt or depressed or if other people around me are sad for a legitimate reason (in my mind!).
When I'm alone I think.
I'm afraid of losing people I love.
I dream of the day when all the plans and idea's I believe God has given me will be accomplished and I will begin to see the results of my hard work.

Elisabeth said...

Hey Adam :) I just recently started following this blog, so we're on equal footing :D

Complements make me smile.
Sarcasm makes me laugh.
Commercials make me cry.
When I'm alone I sing. Really loud.
I'm afraid of being alone. I like people around me.
I dream of creating things; Paintings, sculptures, clothing, interior design...

Emily said...

hey there Elisabeth! Welcome!

Melly Rose said...

Nice intro, Adam. Sorry, I'm kind of late on this.
Here goes:

I smile because of a lot of things: when others smile, my brother, my dog, my fam, friends, and whenever I want to be friendly (like all the time :) see?

I laugh at funny joke, at my friends (when they're laughing too), at my brother (he's crazy!), at my dog (sometimes he acts like a human), during funny lines in yeah, laugh a lot and definitely learn to laugh at YOURSELF too!

I cry during a sad movie, sad things in people's lives, when I'm really disappointed and discouraged, cry when I'm in pain, and crying for crying's sake (yeah, kind of weird!)

When I'm alone, I listen to music, sing really loudly, go on the computer, read a book

I'm afraid of losing people I love, losing my dog, afraid of the unknown, stinging insects (and insects in general)

I dream of being a veterinarian, wife, and mother!


Marissa said...

Okay, so I don't have a blogger account . . . but I've been following this blog for a while, and thought I'd reply to Adam's post. :-)

The love and support of my friends/family makes me smile. My dad and my brother (Josiah) make me smile a lot, too. You will often find me smiling softly over a Charles Dickens or Jane Austen novel.

My friends make me laugh, as well as the above authors and C. S. Lewis. Certain memories bring smiles and laughs to my mouth.

I cry when I start thinking a lot about my former piano teacher, when I'm stressed, and when I get a "bad" grade (I know . . . I'm very competitive with myself.)

When I'm alone I read, email people, call friends or my dad, or write in my journal.

My two main fears since childhood have been thieves/kidnappers and drowning.

I dream of being linguistically brilliant. Seriously. I also dream of being a missionary with a loving husband and maybe a bunch of adopted kids.

So, that's me in a "nutshell." :-)