This was in interesting episode because everyone got to meet two fresh faces, Asa’s boyfriend Jermaine and my big sister Yassi.
The episode starts with a continuation of the huge fight between MJ and Reza in their office. I can’t even believe the things they said to each other! This fight is serious. They have been friends for years, so I hope they work it out sooner rather than later.
I am also excited to see what comes of the new partnership between Reza and Mike. I don’t know Mike very well, but he does not seem “dumb as rocks” as MJ states he is. To the contrary, he seems to be sharp, hungry, and ready to work (not to mention handsome!) I wish them the best.
Yassi is my OLDER sister. Yes, I realize she is far more blessed than I am genetically and she is eternally a hot 21-year-old, but she is still my OLDER sister. Love/hate her for that! My sister and I are very close. We love and support each other in every way possible. We may look identical on the outside, however, personality wise, we are complete opposites.
I was invited to have drinks with the group and a comedian by the name of Tehran. I actually know Tehran personally from his comedy shows, so I’m excited on the one hand. On the other hand, I have some anxiety about attending because MJ and Omid will be there. I have heard SO many horrible things MJ has been saying about me behind my back, and the last time I saw Omid he threatened to backhand me, so I decided I would invite my sister to come along for moral support. Plus, I want her to finally meet everyone!
Before we get to that night, can we please talk about the conversation that GG and Mike had at GG’s house? WTF?! My head is still spinning from listening to it. GG changes her story 10 times during the course of the conversation, and at this point, I don’t think she even remembers the truth of what actually happened.The scene with Asa and her boyfriend Jermaine was very touching for me. Persians in general can be very racist towards African Americans. There is a huge stigma in the Persian community associated with Persian girls dating African American men. To many Persian fathers, it is unacceptable. Watching Asa and Jermaine interact with each other is so refreshing because it rains on all of those stigmas. Their love for each other radiates the screen, and their support and encouragement towards one another is touching. I hope Asa’s courage in sharing her relationship with the world helps to break so many prejudicial boundaries that still exist. Black, White, Brown, Yellow, Gay, Straight, Male, Female: we are all equal. We are all one. And, love is blind.
This episode also gives a glimpse into one of my favorite times of the day: GLAM SQUAD TIME!! I have the most amazing team of hair and makeup artists that I use for special occasions. I call them my #GhalichiGLAM squad. While glamming me out in this episode you will hear me tell my makeup artist, “I love the way you make my nose look like I have had a nose job.” I don’t want this to be misleading as I HAVE had a nose job. (CLICK HERE to read my blog post on what plastic surgery I have and have NOT had).
Sometimes there isn’t enough time to show the whole conversation, so it can be confusing. What my makeup artist and I were discussing at the time is how contouring (or “shading”) with darker foundation (or powder) on the sides of the nose can actually make your nose look entirely different (as though you’ve had a nose job)! I just wanted to clear that up in case it mislead viewers into thinking I was born with this little nose (hello, I’m Persian!)
Off to the event my sister and I go. As usual, from the moment MJ walks in (late) she is ready to attack me. I politely say hello to her, introduce her to my sister, and the first words that come out of her mouth are “Lilly, you should have worn that dress instead” while she points at my sister.
Enough is enough. I am a classy woman and don’t need to belittle other women, but at the same time, I will be damned if I sit back and let someone constantly attack me. MJ needs to learn that you can’t dish it and expect not to take it.What I don’t understand is why she would attack me about my dress and what I should have worn anyway. As Reza stated earlier when she called him fat, does she not have a mirror at her house? It’s the oldest saying in the book: people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
I do think it was a little insensitive of Reza to toast to everyone except for MJ. I get that they are fighting, and Reza is also fed up with how disrespectful she constantly is towards me and Asa, but as a friend for over 20 years, there is probably a better, more private way to deal with it. I am by no means excusing MJ’s bad behavior, I am simply saying two wrongs don’t make a right.
I like to end this week’s blog post by saying "OH MY GOD" -- watching Asa’s mom’s road rage was hilarious. I have met her mother in real life and she is the sweetest, kindest woman. To see that same harmless woman have that extreme of a level of road rage was hysterical! Come on -- her mom works her butt off and supports her entire family, she is entitled to a little road rage.