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Feb 2, 2009

Paddler Spotlight! Lisa and Lewis

Hometown?
Lisa: SF
Lewis: Memphis, TN

Birthday?
Lisa: 5/1
Lewis: 3/2

Favorite Food(s)?
Lisa: pasta
Lewis: Lasagna, noodles, meat (fried or grilled, but anything else is ok), beer

How long have you been paddling for?
Lisa: almost 8 years.
Lewis: 2 years?

Why do you paddle?
Lisa: Mainly for the people. Couldn't stay on a team if it didn't have an awesome group of people. I also love the competition and the sportsmanship within the dragonboat community as a whole.
Lewis: It's a nice break from school and lab. People are cool and fun to hang out with.

Are you a better Paddler when you are Happy or Angry?
Lisa: better paddler overall when i'm happy and i think a stronger one when i'm angry. it helps me vent.
Lewis: Happy? Don't know if I've ever paddled angry...

Favorite or notable Space Dragon moment(s)?
Lisa: When AJ steered us to the flag in Portland without knowing where it really was.
Lewis: Tipping over in the SF Bay, my newbie friend puking over the side of the boat during practice

How do you prepare yourself for a Race?
Lisa: Having one drink the night before... and eating pasta.
Lewis: Eat, Drink, Be Merry

Any hobbies, activities, interests outside of paddling?
Lisa: volleyball, biking to the beach, and traveling to new places.
Lewis: School, Lab, Science, Snowboarding, Biking, Brewing, Eating

Any advice for new Paddlers?
Lisa: don't take criticism personally.
Lewis: Hurts like hell when you start, but it gets easier/better with practice

Paddling-wise, any particular goals for yourself or the team?
Lisa: Make it to the top someday (i.e. Worlds or Olympics, if that ever happens!)
Lewis: *Shrug* Have fun, get faster

If you could change one thing about the Team, what would it be?
Lisa: we need more younger guys.
Lewis: More variety in after practice eatery selection

Favorite part about being a Space Dragon?
Lisa: being able to wear the royal blue jersey.
Lewis: Eating, Drinking, Being Merry

You have a single brother or sister. What Space Dragon would you consider hooking them up with?
Lisa: Galen, I think he's the most desperate. =P
Lewis: Galen, he's always crying about being single and me not introducing him to people. That should shut him up.

Most interesting character you've met through the team?
Lisa: Devant, he gives off a very open minded free spirit vibe. He's always rockin a smile, down for anything, and always singing!
Lewis: Jim...don't know anyone else who's won a WSOP event

Any interesting facts about yourself - or secrets that you want to divulge?
Lisa: One major pet peeve is when people, ESPECIALLY dboaters, refer to paddling as "rowing". Lewis: I dunno, you first

Who got you into Space dragons/Dragonboating?
Lisa: I got into dragon boat through my high school teacher. I had originally wanted to do crew but never got a chance to. I still want to do that one day.
Lewis: Galen

Finally, the most important question of all....Is Galen a hottie?
Lisa: I will come back to this one.
Lewis: umm...is this question really necessary?