Cast Blog: #SHAHS

Reza: Being the Bigger Persian

Recap: The Shahs Peace Summit

Recap: Recipe for Disaster

Asa's Profound and Cathartic Trip

Recap: Reza Pops The Big One

The Return of Lochnesa

Mike: I Will Marry Jessica Soon

Reza Dishes on His Engagement

Recap: Make a Run for the Border

Mike Shouldn't be "Scared" of Other Religions

Recap: Turkey with a Side of Apology

Mike's Inner Struggle

Lilly's Disrespectful Behavior

Mike Takes GG's Side

Recap: Outed by Chihuahuas

Reza: "Lilly Doesn't Understand Friendship"

Lilly's Battle with Foot Boogers

Recap: Always a Lady

Recap: A Little Too Much Diamond Water...

The Shah of Bull Sh--

Reza: "I Wish I Had Kept My Mouth Shut"

Ep 8: Persian Empire Divided

Will Mike Put a Ring on It?

Reza Learns the Power of Apology

Recap: Shah-etiquette

MJ Owes GG a Genuine Apology

What MJ Did was Wrong

Loch-Nesa vs. MJ

Asa's Juice Disaster

Recap: Persian Pride?

MJ's Moral Compass is Way Off

An Offer Lilly Can't Refuse?

Recap: Homo-Not-So-Genius

Mike's Disappointment with Reza

Asa: "I Definitely See Why Reza is Irritated"

Reza on the Fight: "I'm Not Proud of It"

Lilly Needs to "Get More Real"

Reza to Lilly: "Get Off Your High Horse"

Cry Me a River

Mike: Master Negotiator

Lilly: Ain't Nobody Got Time for This

Reza: Being the Bigger Persian

Reza posits that Lilly could have easily allowed MJ to come to her birthday paty.

I have to start this blog with a big shout out to my Persian-Jewish-Esfahani dad. He bought me many cars when I was younger and the experience was very similar to Mike and my outing to the Porsche dealership. I didn't end up buying a Porsche. I bought a brand new convertible E350 Mercedes-Benz that I'm very happy with. Here is all I have to say about my business partnership with Mike. I told him that whatever new business we had moving forward would be split 50/50. Mike is a great friend and I love him like a brother, but for him to think that I'd give him 15 years worth of my business was foolish. Not to mention, I never said I was sharing my past clients, only new ones that we brought in once we partnered up. 

Last year was a very difficult year for me and my relationship with MJ was one of the main reasons. I didn't know if or when we'd speak again. The irony was that I ended up contacting her because of Lilly, which turned out to be the first step towards a potential reconciliation. I was truly shocked with Lilly's reply, when MJ texted her. That wasn't very Persian of her. Lilly did have a sit-down dinner, but doesn't she know that Persians are known for their warmth and hospitality when it comes to entertaining? I would have given up my own seat for any of my friends, and after attending the party, I can tell you that it would have been very easy to add a chair to any of the tables. 

I think Lilly is a decent person, but she was arguing her case as if we were in court. It's a technicality and she used it to keep MJ out. The place she is in with the group is a direct result of decisions she made. She could have been the bigger person and included MJ in the festivities. As for the party itself, I felt more like an audience member than a guest. It was as if Lilly had put on a show, and we were her audience, not her friends. It was a beautiful party and everything looked good, but nothing felt right. 

I hope that you guys enjoyed the first episode. Thank you for all of your amazing tweets and all of the support. I look forward to sharing the rest of the season with you. Until next time!