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Minor transgression for keen old lady

Minor transgression for keen old lady

A small group of women undertook a beautification project at the old chief post office last week. They undertook it at night because the lawfulness of the project was unclear.

A war of child-interaction

A rivalry has begun. The rivalry is between me and my friend Appledove. It is already fierce. Yesterday she sent me a text-message to indicate she had scored a point.

A walk in the snow

A walk in the snow

"Waitati haven for stranded" ran the headline in the Otago Daily Times after the snow closed State Highway 1 into Dunedin, leaving 220 motorists to spend the night in the coastal township's community hall.

Fracking bad idea

It's time, once more, for New Zealand to ban something other countries think is a good idea. We banned nuclear energy and nuclear weaponry in 1987 but it feels like we haven't had a good ban since then.

The breadmaker in winter

The breadmaker in winter

The breadmaker had something to declare. It said, "EEE."

The wonderland where the warehouses are

The wonderland where the warehouses are

People imagined a prettier harbourside, a monorail, electric trams, a ferry, better cycleways, the one-way system going underground, urban rooftop beekeeping like New York has, green roofs like Chicago has, fruit trees and native trees, and a revitalised southern warehouse district.

Nathan, a liquor company

Nathan, a liquor company

Customer: Hello, I would like to take out a small business loan.

Bank person: Yes, and what will you be doing in business?

Dash it all to hell

Dash it all to hell

We recently had a heated debate in the subbery. The debate was about dashes.

No yellow bags! Thank you

No yellow bags! Thank you

The best material for a blog entry based on a day's loitering in Dunedin Public Hospital would come from interviewing a stranger. Strangers anywhere are interesting, but strangers in hospitals are additionally interesting because hospitals evoke feelings.

Hey, unknown arsonist, turn your painbow into rainbow

Hey, unknown arsonist, turn your painbow into rainbow

Yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia. O, homophobia! You old killjoy. Rearing your tedious head all over the show.

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