Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Special Guest Minx

This week, my guest is Evil Minx. Minxie was asked to define the verb, Explore.

The dictionary definition pf the word "Explore" is: To investigate systematically; examine: (example: explore every possibility)

How appropriate. For blogging, that is. It's all about the systematic investigation of you, or what you like to do, discuss, play, examine... And, if I'm serious for a moment -- and it will only be one, no more -- exploring every possibility is what brought me to blogging. The Minxdom is actually not my first blog. However, it is the most significant.

To explore, through writing, in this medium, as i said, is often a de facto excuse to self explore. Which can get a little navel-gaze-y. Ugh. However, not all navel gazing is boring. It is my firm contention that, despite much of the real world being all above board and safe for work, the remainder of it is obsessed with.... (drum roll)....


Stop laughing at me.

Let's *explore* further shall we? (Heh.) Look at some of the synonyms for "Explore":

*Oh, before i continue. Since many of you have delicate sensibilities (a synonym for "i read this blog at work and the IT guy is a perv himself but can't bear for anyone else to have any fun"), i will respect that and not write anything NSFW. Well nothing that's *too* NSFW. Heh.

burrow - i know I've used that word somewhere in an erotic piece somewhere.

delve into - borderline, i admit... but maybe my mind is more firmly ensconced in the gutter than yours. Heh.

probe - a word more commonly associated with small town American farmers and alien landings, i grant you, but no one can deny the joy of a really good probe. (Into the other person's interests and feelings about world peace over a cup of coffee, of course... what else would i mean?)

Although, not everything is sex-related (...she lied through her teeth.) Take here, for example... this space; good old Doug, bless his floppy ears and wet nose; and good old Mr Bierce - lest i forget. The joy of exploring how the minds of the readers work when faced with the challenge of the day's definition has become one of my most recent and essential daily guilty pleasures. Not just to read the definitions, but to explore the spaces of those who comment here, and delight in the high-level wit of the suggested definitions.

No, I'm not crawling. Much. But i am being sincere. I like it here. I really do. Despite the fact that i have developed an astonishing ability to only be capable of writing definitions that involve my children (regardless of having a huge and awful fear of being a "Mommy blogger" - no offence to those who are, it's just not my cup of chai), i can promise you this: the Minx is here to stay.

About Evil Minx: I don't know who I was kidding yesterday. Minxie is the author of Emerging on The Other Side, a blog of erotic fiction, opinion and expression. She is, you see, a purveyor of all things Minxish. Yes, I know, erotic writers two weeks in a row. This used to be such a nice site, too.

One of the first things you notice at her site is the strength of the bond between Minxie and her readers. Many of her current readers were have been readers for over a year and they have gone through trauma, drama and troubles together. The friendship is based not only on the story but the storytelling which touches a range of emotions, naughty and happy then wholesome or scary then funny. Whichever mode Minx writes in, she stays engaging and engaged with her many friends who include Gnat's Trumpet.

Minxie is married, not that there's anything wrong with that, and has two children. The Evil One is a British ex-pat, living somwhere in the Meditteranean. Somehow I always knew I'd write that.

How to be a future guest on this site: Just send an email to dpascover at mac dot com. On a future Wednesday, after posting that week's guest, I'll send you an email with a word to define. You'll be expected to return your definition along with a graphic representing either your definition or yourself by the following Saturday. The only rules are no profanity and no novels, please. And whatever I make up at the last minute.

Just so you know, next week's guest is the last one on my list, so those of you who are sitting around having squirelly thoughts like "I want to but I haven't been around long," or "Gee Willickers, am I good enough?" please get over yourselves and drop me a line. Ain't no got to but a want to.


TLP said...

I bow to the Minx. Somehow I never before connected "explore" with "sex." My bad.

Evil Minx said...

I cannot believe that i got beaten to the top spot. Today of all days. SHeesh.

Although, it has to be said, it's always good to be in TLP's company, and that does make up for it.

TLP, honey, i'm going to give a course for bloggers on how to connect *everything* to sex, i think. It'll be free; i'll keep you posted. ;-)

Minka said...

5th! Yipee. I came before Ariel!

Anonymous said...

a delicious guest, Doug, and bravo for bravely going where no Bierce aficionado has gone before...

that said, prior to even attempting to offer anything insightful and/or ... well, insightful, i must first explore the selection of caffeine options available to me this morning (my brain needs a kick-start!).

i will say this, i completely agree with you, Ms. Minx, that "human sexuality" and "exploration" go hand in hand. or "whatever/wherever". at least if ya want it to be good and/or satisfying! (i'll be back)

Miz BoheMia said...

Minxy my dear, thou art a sex lovin' fiend after my own heart! The Loverboy oftens wonders what I do not connect to sex... *sigh* I guess some of us are just birn that way!

What an appropriate word for you! Great definition and bravo on the connection to all things sexy! Sizzlin' fo' sho'!

Brotha Doug... admit it, you like you them naughty girls!

Miz BoheMia said...

birn = born

I seriously gotta explore the reason behind all my crazy typos these days! You mean bohemians are not perfect? OH THE HORROR!

Minka said...

Ok...,after I had a chance to read and settle down, well done Minx. I was wondering what I would have done with the word explore, I guess it would have been less erotically charged :) But this was very enjoyable to read. It is a talent, I guess? Ah...I see Miz. B has just arrived...this will so be right down her alley.

Anonymous said...

-staring blankly at her monitor-


Anonymous said...

When fully explored, the word itself is filled with nuance and shaded differences of interpretation. To "explore" suggests adventure, fun, the pursuit of a positive outcome, going where no man/woman has gone before, however, to "scrutinize," "analyze," "inspect," and even "reconnoitre," would suggest a different mood entirely.

Oh and this site still, uh, safe for work?

dddragon said...

I don't need to explore, because Doug brings the bloggin' universe to my door!

Sar said...

Kudos on the guest spot, Minx, and a hat tip to another member of the 'though I may love my kids dearly, I am so not a mommy blogger' club. ;)

Explore: An adventurous prelude to destiny.

Anonymous said...

given my alliterate inclinations:

Explore: look/locate/learn; seek/set upon/study; desire/discover/dwell

is there more? maybe...

Anonymous said...

Hi Minx. The dawg has floppy ears? Just thought that I would highlight that.

Explore: What this country needs to do after the end of the Rove investigation.

Minka said...

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

Ariel? Where teh heck are you???

Kyahgirl said...

Hi Minx, its great to meet you.
Up til now I've been busy exploring my molecules but you and Jenna and the naughtilicious Miz B are showing me the error of my ways.

I guess I'd have to say, being a trained observer and all, that I agree with you that its all about sex, whether you look at it as a scientist observing animal behaviour, or a sociologist exploring human behaviour specifically.

Nice definition Minxie,
and Doug, you're getting really good at introducing the naughty girls. Are you sure c'est ne pas un bordello?
*runs away*

Kyahgirl said...

oh, and Brian, I have no idea what you're talking about. spanko? Hmph!

The amoeba said...

DEPLORE, v. When you can explore no more. Obsolescent in the age of Viagra.

TLP, ya gotta be kidding me. I thought this mantra of the 60s was ubiquitous:

East is East, and West is West,
And everything has to do with sex.

Minka, that line of Mr. Clemens could only have been written after the riverboatman had safely made his millions. It's gotta be made safe for a Bierce Memorial blog:

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Shoot up. Go Broke. Steal. Rot in Jail.

Anonymous said...

Sorry...I'm still stuck on "explore".

Yes. Yes indeedy do. Explore. Good word.

Alessandro Vitelli said...

hey Minx!
Ever notice how "explore" is just one itty bitty consonant away from "explode"?

and only two insignificant letters away from "exploit".


dang. I had a train of thought going here, but it got derailed.... they're calling my flight, I gotta run.


TLP said...

Well, kids do love to explore: You show me yours and I'll show you mine, is a common exploration game among the kiddies. And the oldies too.

Jake said...

Implore: when you want to explore but have to beg.

see also, last call

Doug The Una said...

TLP, you're first and way behind at the same time. Nicely managed.

Minx, injustice upon injustice. Thanks for doing the guest spot and putting so much thought into it. 4 words for the price of one.

You're always informative, Brian and poetic by turns. Thank you.

Minka, I guess I can see how the Warsaw Pact pecking order comes out.

See ya when you get back, Puppytoes. What if you just want it quiet?

Miz B, I recognized the kinship immediately.

Minka, clearly it was.

Jenna, don't tell me someone found a way to make you shy. That is a new frontier.

Joel, this site isn't even safe to host anymore.

Special Delivery, Dddragon. I like to think of us as a mail order store of words.

Sar, or a good way to get lost.

Puppytoes, I bet there's more find/fool/forget, go/get/grimace/groan/grow up, have/hate/habituate/habilitate then hibernate. I took the middle for you.

Pia, are you hoping to discover Canada?

Minka, it's not like Twain to leave out "leave bread crumbs."

Kyahgirl, I'm convinced of the opposite now.

O Ceallaigh, Ignore, v.

Jenna, snap out of it, woman!

a4g, so that's what they do in Senate hearings? Explore? By the way, were you one of the special people in your area to receive the ASK AMERICA survey/fundraising letter?

Londinium, welcome and safe travels.

TLP, so is eeny-meeny-minie-moe. No idea why I brought that up.

Thanks, Cowgirl. Hat tip.

Jake, RESTORE, v.t. Give a hair of the dog.

Logophile said...

I can't think of a whole lot that isn't related to sex, one way or another.
I am enjoying the exploration of worlds Doug brings to my monitor.

The Village Idiot said... boldly go where no man has gone before...except maybe my doctor....

Ariel the Thief said...

hi, Monika! long posts take me a long time to read. :)

hi, Minx! my experience is that whatever company got together for whatever thing will end up at sex sooner or later. if you give them alcohol, it's sooner. this is why I don't believe in those half a day long meetings politicians have according to television. c'mon...

Doug, you mean the Molotov–Ribbentrop pact? you also remember what came AFTER that? :-P

The Village Idiot said...

Oh and some shameless self promotion

Head on over to Sars and vote for me.

And after exercising your patriotic right to vote...Head on over to my place and give me 5 surf songs.....

Jamie Dawn said...

Gee Willickers! Minx is a good guest!

I have always liked the word "probe." I know it is not the word for the day, but it is a good word. It is a funny/silly word as well as a serious word.
An alien anal probing is funny/silly.
A probe into Dick Cheney's anything is always funny.
A probe can also be serious, but I can't think of anything serious right now.

Good job, Minx! Keep exploring and spelunking and delving into all the riches of you know what.
You are Queen for the Day here at Doug's.
I humbly bow to you.

(Doug: I would like to fully explore a Double-Double.)

Ariel the Thief said...

I meant *end up discussing sex sooner or later*. in the end that's something everybody can talk about...

oh Ddragon, that was beautifully said!

Anonymous said...

Since Minx has smutted it up today. Huz and zah!

(having recovered...)

Explore: ahhh...such a nice, refined, polite word for something oh so naughty in my head. even sounds raunchy in my head.

And this comment I'm sure...surprises everyone.

Anonymous said...

Ah the options. Brian. The options indeed. Sometimes they need to be explored though. Otherwise...they're not options are they?

Ariel the Thief said...

Doug, funny you mention the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact TODAY when German plays with Poland. (our commentator even mentioned Gleiwitz, one of the players was born there!)

Anonymous said...

I'm off to explore why all my comments all over the blogosphere today have been utter garbage. Ugh.

Minka said...

Ariel, thank goodness I live in Iceland. they donæt care about the history of countries to commentate a game. I personally always thought that Sport, and in particular World Cups, should trnascend the boundaries of politics and history.
I hate when commentators mess my enjoyment of a game up, by dwelling on issues that has nothing to do with the situation...

Doug The Una said...

That's quite a compliment from a Logo.

Sure, V.I. Whatever, Dude.

Ariel, don't all treaties go about the same for Hungary? Sounds like your business meetings go better, though.

V.I. Yours was a grand caption and well-deserving of a vote but you have me in a difficult position here. Besides, I don't have a bad back from falling manna, pard.

Jamie Dawn, I'm pretty sure Golly Willickers is the most wholesome comment left here in a while.

Ariel, I was gonna ask your profession. Thanks for clarifying. Dddragon's always articulate but she has the tongue of a bard when she lends me praise.

Jenna, I can't believe you went there! Oh, wait. I can, somehow.

Ariel, you mentioned Molotov-Ribbentropp, girly. I mentioned the Warsaw Pact which is also appropriate.

Ah, well a4g, the Speaker of the House is very interested in my opinion because it's a mandate for the president and, by the way, if I had some spare change laying around they'll have that too. Oh, and he thought it was really funny what I told my friend on the phone June 8 at 6:52.

Not so, Jenna. I'm sure they were brilliant one many sites.

Actonbell, you should really be saying these things to your therapist. Small animals? Get help.

Doug The Una said...

Minka, es tut mir leid. I had that comment box open for awhile. Especially history that pre-dates the players' parents.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Hay-Looo Minx.

probe - The doohicky they shove up the whagtchmacallits when people get abducted by aliens.

Minka said...

Doug, das ist schon Ok und wie schön Dein Deutsch sich doch verbessert :) let alone those players whose parents didn´t even live in Germany :)

G said...

Minx - Liked your definitions, naughtiness, and outlook. I will have to explore your sight more as I may have mentioned, my IT pervs did not even allow access. Humph. Hope your stay here was fine and sexxxxy! Ha, Doug.

Alana said...

hey Minxie thanks for taking us on that exploration of the word "explore". I don't think I had made the connection between the words "explore" and "sex" before mostly because associating words with sex seems much less likely to happen when your career entails spending a lot of time around children such as mine does.

And I was gonna share a quote, but realized that with this crowd it would make me sound like I was trying to be naughty.

Nice to meetchya Minxie!

Doug The Una said...

Poobah, I hear that's legal now in Texas.

Minka, Vielen Dank! *blushes teutonically*

G, go on and rub it in.

You know what I meant!

Squaregirl, you are ever so restrained. I bet whatever we imagine you were going to say is naughtier yet.

G said...

Yes I did - woooof!

Anonymous said...

good definition never would have though it.

lol Jake.

Probe though ....I associate that with Aleins coming down and doing their thing to us.

Alana said...

Oh fine then! Since almost everyone is fast asleep and won't be back here, what I was gonna say was:

“I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.” Georgia O'Keefe

It's a lovely quote and I left it until everyone was gone so it wouldn't be tainted...

annd why does my verifier have to be mengaa? Yes, I know all men are gay...let's move on already!

Ariel the Thief said...

my fault, our commentator merely said that the newspapers (German newspapers! :-P )do mention that XY was born in Gleiwitz, the reason of the WWII. in which he wasn't perfectly right but oh well, after Doug's comment it did stick in my ears.

so there are more than one pacts? with shorter names even. damn.

Ariel the Thief said...

Squaregirl, that Georgia person must be a natural born optimist. :)

Ariel the Thief said...

uh Monika, you meant *I* started this WWII-what's game on today talk. that's true. I'm really sorry, it's difficult to communicate without a brain.

Doug, sorry to you too.

Indeterminacy said...

It#s good to see you posting here Ms. Minx! Very sensuous definitions. Or is it sensual. I get them mixed up.

TLP said...

I like the quote that Squaregirl gave us. Hadn't heard it before.

Jake said...

cooper- I try my best. Exploration does come naturally.

Anonymous said...

A solid day late and more than a dollar short, read about this on Minxie's blog and had to run right over ... yeah yeah, right over a day later, I know. Anywho... *grumbles at the technicalities*
Mix said:
"TLP, honey, i'm going to give a course for bloggers on how to connect *everything* to sex, i think. It'll be free; i'll keep you posted. ;-)"
Don't most bloggers already do this? Or perrhaps it is just the cirlces of blogs -I- frequent....though, to be fair, that circle did lead me here, and it still boils down top sex more often than not it would seem. Hmm....

Doug The Una said...

Cooper, don't let the googly eyes and the antennas fool you. That's Dave from up the street.

Squaregirl, how dare you bring O'Keefe here! Next you'll be drawing dirty pictures of a lotus.

Ariel, no apologies necessary. I think I started it but on another topic.

Indie, someone should really help you with that.

TLP, ok, but you know we try right?

Welcome, incorrigible girl. But I have to disagree. Not everything on blogs connects to sex. I see myself as a missionary bringing an innocent doggy style to a world aching for wholesomness.

ArtfulDodger said...

I am exploring and discovering and so find myself commenting and reading and enjoying from the Minx to the words. A nifty day and time away, thanks but I cannot stay. Thanks Minxy you know I love you.

Crabby said...

I'm two days late. Well done, Minxy!

And just between you and I, that new Master carpenter we interviewed yesterday, 100% Scott who likes his brews cold and his women warm, is one fella I'd like to explore. phewwwwwww.