Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The HowChow Blog Now Has Competition -- A Small Body Whose Gravity Will Change Our Orbit

And the blog now has competition
A blog like HowChow is brilliantly fun, wonderfully rewarding, and shockingly time-consuming to maintain and keep in working condition.

A few weeks ago, I might have continued that paragraph with "like a baby."

But the HowChows now have a baby, and I'm no longer so cavalier about comparing anything to the fun, the rewards, or the time consumption of a two-foot-tall human.

Oh, yes.  Two-feet tall.  We didn't start with one of those beginner babies who just sit around.  Lil' Chow came home with us on Friday from Korea.  We are complete beginners, but Lil' Chow is a veteran with 17 months of experience, a taste for noodles, and a shocking burst of speed at short distances.

Obviously, the blog will change. Mrs. HowChow and I love the writing and the connections.  A bunch of local bloggers were nice enough to guest post for one of the weeks when we were travelling.  But Lil' Chow will certainly change our life -- how often we eat out, how often I post, how quickly I can respond to emails.

I hope to keep posting local food news and local food recommendations.  I hope folks will continue to be amused.  I considered just adding a toddler to our posts and letting folks figure it out.  But Lil' Chow seems worth a post on his own.  We will see where this goes from here.

Thanks agin to Lisbeth, Sara, Lisa and the Unmanly Chef who guest-posted last week to help cover our trip to Korea.  Check out their posts of Korean soup, eating with toddlers, Caspian Market, and cooking with kids if you didn't have a chance.  I giggled as the "eating with toddlers" post went up on our first full day with Lil' Chow.

38 comments:

Christy E said...

Congrats! I think Emilia cleans for you, so I heard all about it. My sister in law and her hubby are expecting from Korea soon too...exciting! Can't wait to hear about eating with toddler. :)

Jess said...

Congratulations!! :)

zevonista said...

Congrats on the little HowChow!

Anonymous said...

Many congratulations!

Marcia said...

Congratulations on your parenthood!

SwimWriteRun said...

Congratulations! :-)

Andrea said...

"L'il Chow"!! Congratulations! You'll have the hang of it in no time!

Jessie said...

Congratulations and welcome to Lil' Chow! I look forward to seeing the blog evolve.

Leeann said...

Aw, congratulations on your little blessing! Very happy for the three of you!

Steffi said...

Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations, so exciting!

Doug S said...

Congratulations!

Christie said...

Congrats!!

Kat said...

Congratulations to you guys, and welcome to Lil' Chow! Enjoy the excellent dining opportunities that lie ahead for all three of you. =)

The Unmanly Chef said...

So happy for you! congrats!

RDAdoc said...

Looking forward to when 'Lil Chow starts posting!

EastCoastMatt said...

congrats and good luck!

Gabrielle said...

Congratulations!

Katie said...

Congrats, HowChows! :)

kam said...

Awww, yay! I look forward to the fooding adventures of Lil' Chow. :)

Josie said...

aw! congrats! I'm adopted myself and love seeing happy adoption stories!

Karen Michaelson said...

Congratulations. But don't stop eating out. We took our daughter almost everywhere. I still remember patrons of a 4 star restaurant looking at us in horror when we brought our 2 year old with us to dinner. They didn't even have a high chair. She was so well-behaved that the people at the next table sent her a dessert. That is the best way to teach a child how to behave in public places.

lisbeth said...

Congratulations Howchows! Welcome home lil' Chow! :)

Kristi C. said...

So excited for you and the Mrs! I agree with Karen, eating out is a great way to teach them about other cultures and how to act in public. It's going to be so new for all 3 of you, looking forward to hearing all about the new adventures!!

brsmaryland said...

Congrats!!

kevlar51 said...

congrats on your new addition!!!

Matt said...

Congratulations!

Mike said...

Congrats! Little ones bring a whole new excitement to eating out

Lisa said...

Congratulations!

philip said...

Congratulations!! Welcome to the most rewarding job you'll ever have!! Thanks for maintaining such a great blog. You can probably skip the chicken nuggets reviews - they're all the same.

10nisplayer said...

Congratulations!

Sara Reimers said...

Yeah!!! Congrats to your entire family. I hope/know this will be an amazing time for you! I can't wait to read your new posts and the great places you find that work well with 'lil chow-- then I will gather my courage to take Sweet Pea to them as well! lol.

2 Dudes Who Love Food said...

Congrats Mr. and Mrs. HowChow! That's awesome news. What a lucky kid.

Marcia said...

Congratulations!!!!

Yaofu said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you.

Cate in Columbia said...

Congratulations!

Beverly Lynn said...

Congrats! Welcome, Lil' Chow! I can't wait for all your recommendations for "toddler friendly" food and restaurants!