Well Chino Wayne,
After attending my first Chowhound dinner event at Kirin Restaurant in San Francisco last night without Mrs. Ciaohound, I've come to the following conclusion:
Mrs. Chino Wayne and Mrs. Ciaohound were twins, joined at the hip, separated at birth, and dispersed to Northern & Southern California.
I haven't had to resort to the level of deception you have perfected, but I'm sure the more involved I get with Ciaohounders, the more surreptitious I'll need to become. Heck, I even wrote my donation out of her checkbook. Brazen, but hey, you only live once?
I do have her space reserved next Tuesday for another LimsterFest event. I told her I was taking her to Nordstrom for their annual spring sale to entice her.
As usual, Mrs. Ciaohound thinks I'm crazy until she realizes I've caught onto something. Then she touts it as "her" idea. Hope she too begins to benefit from the Chowhound experience. I'll keep you posted.