Two friends were planning a little get-together for their friends in the area so no one would be alone if the hurricane knocked out power, public transportation, and fun. Guests were invited to eat, drink, and be merry while Irene did her damage. A hurricane party!
Andy showed up with a gallon of drinking water, canned food, a flashlight, and batteries.
Jess showed up with champagne, tortilla chips, and salsa.
They do say opposites attract, right?
The rest is your typical romance story. They took it slow for the first few months, declared love during a joint birthday party, moved into the apartment they met in, moved many more times, went to Madrid, got engaged in a castle in Dublin, and become a family of three (puppy!).