Heather gives six useful advice to the groom, Brad, for the proper care of Angie that will take them through years of love, laughter and togetherness.
Ok, I'm very happy this light is shining in my eyes becuase if it wasn't I would see everybody's face and start crying. But I may cry anyway so I got this so I'm good.
I've though for a long time of what to say to Angie, I've known her a long time. Eleven years ago, she walked into my dorm room, knocked on the door and said, "Hey, you wanna go to a party?" I didn't know who she was but I didn't like my room mate so I said, "Alright." And I went with her to that party and partied we did. By the end of the night, I had broken the vanity mirror at the passenger side of her car - permanently, thrown up on her car door and she and I had decided, somehow, secretly, in a pact together that we were gonna be best friends.
And that was a very, very good night indeed. And if you've read your newsletter and looked around this room, you know that I'm not the only one who has this title. There are so many people here who are Angie's best friends and that's because she surrounds herself with the very best of people. So I know that Brad, because she is marrying you, that you are definitely best friend material. So from her very - BFF, definitely - so from her very old best friend to her new very best friend, I want to give you a little advice for the proper care and feeding of Ms. Angie Hale.
Number 1, and you already know this, when you see her in the kitchen slamming cabinet doors, and the refrigerator, open and close, what that measn is she's very hungry and she does not know what to do. What you don't know is these six magic words that will make it all stop. And that is: quarter pounder with cheese value meal. It's her favorite, she loves it.
The second thing you must know is that every Angie needs some sleep. She talkes a power nap every afternoon. Unless the house is burning down, do not wake her. You will find yourself in the belly of a beast, and I can tell you from personal experience, it's a very ugly place to be. Let her have her power nap.
The third thing you must know, and this will be very hard, is you must learn to give Angie the best bad advice ever. She will come to you with the craziest of plans, the stupidest of schemes, and the weirdest of ideas and as her very best fiend, you must support her. And this is gonna be hard so I suggest in the morning before she gets up, you go in the mirror, look at yourself, take a couple deep breaths and start by saying stuff like: "Ok, you quit your job and joined the peace corps, that's great. Vacation in Haiti, I can deal with rebels, okay, okay. So you bought $500 shoes with the hot checks so we're saving money, fabulous, fabulous."
And although this sounds like crazy advice, consider that the best bad advice I gave Angie was to get off her ass and move to New York. So you can thank me for that one later.
And the final thing that you have to know, is that you need to accept the Angie lifestyle. It's very scary, it's very random. It means taking risks and trying new things all the time but the payoff is amazing because you will laugh with your whole body, love with your whole heart and live the most extraordinary life together.
And I know that if you do these four things, that fifty years form now to this day, you will be standing on a very similar stage, looking at hopefully all of the same faces and thinking exactly what I am thinkng right now, which is that there is no one story or no speech that you can write that can ever possibly explain how much this girl has rocked your world, changed your life, and how very, very lucky you are that she chose you to be her very best friend forever.
I love you both. Congratulations.
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