Nacho Libre Extravaganza


I know I’m coming in a little late this month, but I still intend to meet my goal of at least three posts per month. If I can meet a pathetic goal like that, I might as well shut this blog down and do something else.

June has been an eventful month. There was the craziness of getting ready for eBay Live, then the eBay Live Show, Doba Movie night for Nacho Libre, and a company BBQ where we launched the Doba Fitness Challenge.

Though eBay Live was a great event, I think I was even more excited about the Nacho Libre extravaganza. I think I was probably the first person in the office to run across the preview online and it quickly circulated around the office.

Then Jer decided to have the company rent out an entire theater so we could go to it as a company. From then on, we knew it would be craziness. I had my brother pick up a bunch of luchador masks in Juarez, Mexico, we played and quoted the trailers extensively around the office, and Jer and I even staged a small stunt where he winged a cantaloupe at my bare chest during an all hands meeting.

The night of the show was sweet. A lot of people showed up in luchador costumes and we all gave ourselves Spanish wrestler names. Then we did impressions of Nacho and tried out our wrestling moves before the show started. The company even made sure that everyone had a coupon for some Nachos and cheese.

To be honest, I was a little disappointed in the show itself. It was funny, but not as funny as it could have been. Perhaps I just had my expectations a little too high. Oh well, I guess now I’ll just have to wait for Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby to see if it turns out to be as hilarious as its trailer.
We took a bunch of pics, but unfortunately most of them didn’t turn out to well ‘cause it was so dark. Here’s a couple that turned out okay:

This is Linda & I in our Masks.

This is me pushing out my stomach as far as I can to try and look like Jack Black. I hope I don't really look that fat. Or if I do, I hope I won't by the end of the fitness challenge.

Linda Winegar

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