Shawn and I first met when I saw him standing outside of the Irish Pub where he worked. It was a snowy winter night in downtown Annapolis, MD. It was new to town and I was standing at the door of the bar welcoming people in. I saw that smile and couldn’t resist. I walked right up to him and asked “Do you have open mic night? For weeks after that my roommate and I would go to the pub so that she could play for open mic night while I chatted with Shawn. We grew to become good friends and within the next couple months, we found ourselves inseparable. After 7 years and 2 adorable boxers later, we are still just as inseparable as that first snowy night outside of the pub.