On this happy occasion of John' and Abbi's wedding, we all have this one chance to congratulate them on their good sense in finding each other, and then, making it work. We all have stories to share about John and Abbi, great, fun experiences we've shared. I was curious, though, about those not with us today, who years ago knew our happy couple best. I'm referring to their exes.
It was tough work, getting these names. Neither one will offer up much dirt on ex-boyfriends and -girlfriends, they are just too frickin' happy to care about what didn't work out in the past. So, I was forced to take over several bottles of Captain Morgan and our friend Adam, to get the happy couple talking about when they were less happy. You don't remember this night, guys? Well, neither do I, not really, but in the morning, I had lists of names. You both wrote down the names of your exes on cocktail napkins. I used the back of a postage stamp, and Adam filled several toilet paper rolls, single-spaced, writing on both sides. With the miracle of facebook, I hunted down your exes for their congratulations. And here is what they had to say:
Alicia: "I can't believe John is getting married. Finally! I thought he would never commit. I guess that just means he couldn't commit... to me."
Pedro: "Abbi was the light of my life, star of my nights, sun of my days. I will miss her forever, and wreck her marriage if given half the chance. So... do you have her number?"
Jane: "I thought John and I were perfect together. He didn't think so, obviously. He just took my heart and my record player and hit the road after three glorious days and nights. I still miss that record player."
Brad Pitt: "Abbi's getting married? Shit."
Cameron: "I think I was John's first boyfriend. I'm pretty sure I was. Except, he didn't know I was a boy. I went by Candace back then."
???: "It was a night of passion and then it was over, Abbi was gone. I have never forgotten her. Does she ever mention me?"
Pedro: "So, seriously. Do you have her number?"
Shannon: "John is the best boyfriend I ever had. I still love him, but I know he was looking for somebody else. He was looking for Abbi. I'm glad they found each other. Mostly glad."
Leah: "Congrats, John and Abbi! I was John's first girlfriend back in sixth grade. It was great the two weeks it lasted, but I knew we wouldn't stay together."
Pedro: "GIVE ME HER F&^ING NUMBER!"
So, let's all raise our glasses to John and Abbi! You found the loves of your lives, and you could have done MUCH worse! Love to you both!