lachivaquemada.com

History

What is lachivaquemada?

Well, it's a long story: it goes back to my childhood:

When my brother Luis and I were children, in Cuba, my dad use to "pull our legs" by asking us if we wanted him to tell us the story of "La Chiva Quemada" (ie. "The Burnt Goat"); and though I think we would tell him we were eager to hear it, he always managed to distract us and changed the conversation in such a way that we never heard the story and never knew for sure whether or not one really existed!

A typical exchange would go something like this:

My father:  Do you want me to tell you the story of "La Chiva Quemada"?
Me / Luis:  Yes!
My father:  Do you really want me to tell you the story of "La Chiva Quemada"?
Me / Luis:  Yes!
My father:  Are you sure you want me to tell you the story of "La Chiva Quemada"?
Me / Luis:  Yes, of course!
My father:  But, are you really sure you want me to tell you the story of "La Chiva Quemada"?
Me / Luis:  Yes! Yes!
etc., until we got tired, or forgot!

Anyway, this must have made quite an impression on me, so that when I  recently decided to have my own internet domain that's the name I chose as I couldn't think of a better one.

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