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S05.E12: Is It Too Late to Say I'm Sorry?

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An altercation between Reza and GG lowlights a trip to the Mayan ruins.  Also: A remorseful Mike tries to win his wife back; GG engages in a drastic health regimen, shocking her inner circle; and Reza courageously returns to the comedy stage.

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I watched a mini marathon today- it looks like I got up to this one. I havent seen their last few seasons I think though I know I have seen some. Anyway I was actually enjoying this season (maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder?). I actually felt bad for both Mike and Jessica this time around and was shocked that Tommy showed up.  I find MJ very puzzling- I like her but I too am just amazed at how she dresses and carries herself. She seems pretty real and actually kind for the most part- but this Tommy thing does not seem like a match to me. I wonder if it is still at the lust  or infatuation stage. Cause they really don't seem to be a match to me. As in Mike and Jessica seem like way more of  a match to me and look where that one is heading. oh well

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I like how MJ dresses. She's a bigger girl who doesn't hide in baggy clothes. She beautiful. I think her boobs are out no more than any others except Asa. 

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So, now we know that GG is Shervin's beard and Nima is GG's babysitter.  

Also GG, you wouldn't be nauseous during your first round of chemo, especially at the super low dose given for RA.  She is a perfect case of Munchausen's.

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I think MJ and Tommy make sense together. Tommy calls her on her bullshit in a non Vida or Reza way. It's also clear he adores her even when she's being crazy.

Did GG have a 2 bed cabana all to herself? Why, other than the obvious reasons, would Shervin and Nima share a 1 bed cabana for the entire trip?

I don't care if the crowd at the J Spot laughed at Reza's little Erykah Badu crack. Reza is not funny. I'm glad that the editors made sure to show actual funny people before Reza's dismal set. Reza is never funny.

No doubt GG's smoking and drinking are doing her no favors in her treatment of her RA, but I hope tonight closes the questioning of whether or not she has RA. After last season of OC and all of the questions about Crooks' cancer, I can't deal with another round of that shit especially from these insufferable assholes.

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16 minutes ago, HunterHunted said:

I don't care if the crowd at the J Spot laughed at Reza's little Erykah Badu crack. Reza is not funny. I'm glad that the editors made sure to show actual funny people before Reza's dismal set. Reza is never funny.

Amen to all of that.  Reza is not funny.  Swearing every other word does not make you funny.  Even the poor little dog fell asleep.  Not funny.

GG is a drama queen but that doesn't mean she's faking it.  She has RA.  As for her not smoking or eating better, her life, her choices.  She's definitely gotten her way her entire life, so no one is going to tell her now how to act or live her life.  Last thing you want to hear when you're sick, you should've done this or that.  I know I was pissed off royally when I got sick before Christmas (pink eye both eyes, sinus infection, ear infection both ears, and upper respiratory infection - not quite to bronchitis) when relatives told me, you need to take better care of yourself and you needed to go to the doctor days ago.  Yeah, I was sick and I didn't need a lecture right then and there.  I just wanted to take my meds and crawl into bed.  I understood GG a little; she is clearly scared, tired, and she just wanted to go home - not listen to Asa or her family lecture her at that time.  Why does anyone of the "crew" care anyhow?  It's between GG and her doctor.  The end.

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Is this season over yet? Is this entire SHOW over yet?? I'm always shocked that I keep watching this trash, but it's like a bad habit for me at this point---I find no one redeemable among this entire cast, except Asa, who seems like a genuinely caring, creative soul and a model friend/family-member.

The rest of these aging losers just depress the shit out of me, much like the cast of "Vanderpump Rules", although at least that cast is more interesting to watch due to their own delusions of coolness. This group just gets more pathetic with each season. I can't decide between the trio of Mike, MJ or GG as to who's the most pathetic of this bunch, but I'm thinking it's likely GG at this point. Her life just seems so damned sad and pointless to me: sleep til the afternoon, go find people to lunch/shop with, then go out and get shit-faced at clubs almost every night? Then dealing with chronic pain too?? Just seems fairly sad and lonely, especially considering how she can't seem to have a healthy relationship.

On that note, I'm rooting for MJ and Tommy---they seem goofily happy with each other and I hope they can make it last.

Please, please, NO MORE comedy routines for Reza...that's really stretching a plot out beyond even my own boundaries of believability.

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I'm jealous that these trashy people got to climb the ruins. I visited the Mayan ruins in Mexico, but we were only allowed to look at the temples, not climb them. What was the big deal about GG being hungover anyway? She wasn't as fast as the rest of group, but she didn't slow them down and she eventually made it to the top. Reza, screaming and cursing at a historical/holy site was all kinds of embarrassing. I fast forwarded through his "comedy" routine. 

I see GG's dad is still holding on to his Oldies Rock DJ ponytail. GG's really lucky to have the parents she has. Ain't no way I would be screaming at my mother like that and expect to have teeth that still resided in my mouth.

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Please someone sew Reza's mouth shut, tell Asa that if your butt's gonna be that big to add boobs too. And teach MJ to dress, wearing clothes 2 sizes too small isn't helping her neither is carrying her E cups around on a platter.

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I wish MJ would go go back to being a brunette…the blonde is so bland.  I'm also rooting for MJ & Tommy, they kinda work.

GG won't be believed until the reunion & even then Reza will talk shit (probably about how GG should have trusted in him even as he talked major smack behind her back).

Reza, you are not funny.  Those crowd reactions were 15% pity, 85% the audience reacting to the set before yours.

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I mentioned this before, but again, being someone who has multiple autoimmune disorders, including RA, and most being "invisible" illnesses, I get being irritated when *anyone* tries to give me advice about how to feel better, because they don't understand what it's like, and they most likely don't know or understand that you've already tried a whole bunch of treatments, meds, holistic crap, lifestyle changes, etc, and what you need is for them to just accept it instead of trying to fix it ("Oh you have lupus? My aunt had lupus too! She didn't live past 60 though. Hey have you tried going gluten-free?" >.< ). Of course, GG doesn't have much tact and she's not the most polite person, so I can see why she'd lash out her frustrations in a rude manner. She also invited the cameras and her camera-whoring friends into her life, so.... yeah. I wouldn't bring my entire family (and I'm Persian too) plus some friends to my treatment sessions or doctor's appointments, but I don't want them there, nor do I need them there. Also I'm a grown adult who doesn't need her mom to hold her hand while simultaneously yelling at her. :P Although mind you, if I talked to my parents like that, even as an adult, they would make sure I regretted it! So shame on GG's parents for having a big hand in raising GG to be the person that she is.

Also, Reza is offensive, disgusting and more gossipy and nosey than a 13 year old middle school girl. Mind your own damn business. And don't disrespect the Mayans by starting such a petty superficial argument on their grounds. UGH. 

ETA: Autoimmune diseases are tricky. They're not black and white, and I think Reza and people in general assume or think or want them to be. I can believe that GG had trouble going up the Mayan ruins, regardless of whether she was hungover or not. 5 years ago, I hiked up to the top of Half Dome. I did puke once I got back to the parking lot 13 hours later and I couldn't move for at least a week afterward, but I look back and still don't understand how I physically managed to do that with everything that's wrong with me, and I don't think I could do it again as I get older, but we can and do push our bodies to take on more than they should probably deal with because we don't want to be 20- and 30-something year olds who can't keep up with our active friends. 

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I can see why GG is the way she is. Who talks to their parents that way? She has gotten away with being a spoiled, petulant brat since the day she was born. Mom and Dad should have put her in the corner with a time out the very first time she ever yelled at them... too late now. 

Reza constantly saying "mother fucker" in every sentence in his best Persian accent isn't funny. Use your words, boo. Or better yet, just get off the stage. 

MJ can stop with the concern for Mike. She didn"t go to the wedding because she didn't think they should get married. Now she's trying to help get them back together.    

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If I were GG's doctor, I'd refuse to treat her until she'd followed my instructions re not smoking for at least 3 months - why waste my time on such a poorly motivated patient?  And why the entourage for a 5-6 hour IV session?  I've had chemo for cancer & never felt the need for an audience, just the company of my spouse was support enough.  Of course, nobody questioned the fact that I was ill, possibly because I wasn't out carousing & blatantly ignoring doctor's advice because I "didn't want" to do what the medic recommended.  Candy is dandy & liquor is quicker, but I wanted to live!!  Get your mammograms, ladies  -  very grateful 8 yr survivor!

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Shut up and mind your own business, Reza! I wonder how much they paid those people to laugh at his last "joke" about someone I never heard of before and how much was taken from the real comedians performing?

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3 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

Shut up and mind your own business, Reza! I wonder how much they paid those people to laugh at his last "joke" about someone I never heard of before and how much was taken from the real comedians performing?

You've never heard of Erykah Badu I guess.

But you're right, Reza sucks and really isn't funny.

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3 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

Shut up and mind your own business, Reza! I wonder how much they paid those people to laugh at his last "joke" about someone I never heard of before and how much was taken from the real comedians performing?

Erykah Badu is a pretty popular R&B/neo-soul singer, (I've seen her in concert). She's been around for about 20 years and she's known for wearing massive headwraps which the lady in the audience was wearing. I actually laughed at that joke. But the rest of his set was painful and I noticed he stepped up the use of mf'er in front of the black crowd which just *eyeroll*.

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1 hour ago, Neurochick said:

You've never heard of Erykah Badu I guess.

But you're right, Reza sucks and really isn't funny.

Speaking of sucking, did I hear someone claim he was cheating on his husband at the gym?

1 hour ago, Negritude said:

Erykah Badu is a pretty popular R&B/neo-soul singer, (I've seen her in concert). She's been around for about 20 years and she's known for wearing massive headwraps which the lady in the audience was wearing. I actually laughed at that joke. But the rest of his set was painful and I noticed he stepped up the use of mf'er in front of the black crowd which just *eyeroll*.

I found his head roll gesture during his commentary during this segment borderline offensive.

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12 hours ago, Trixie Belden said:

So, now we know that GG is Shervin's beard and Nima is GG's babysitter.  

Also GG, you wouldn't be nauseous during your first round of chemo, especially at the super low dose given for RA.  She is a perfect case of Munchausen's.

I'm with you. I like how the Dr pointed out there was a 20% chance she would feel bad/nauseous the next day but emphasized there was an 80% chance she wouldn't.  I have RA & have had many infusions for RA & iron ones for anemia. They are no big deal.  GG is the drama queen & acted like it was open heart surgery  when really all that is involved is having an IV put in your arm or hand.  I understand it is a serious procedure, esp during the first one. They have to get your infusion rate correct (how much med goes in during a certain period of time, starting low & working up)  & you may have an allergic reaction to it, which I have had.  But even then, it wasn't as bad as GG portrayed it to be. Everyone's body is different but I have never seen others getting it done the same time as me act like she did, including a pregnant gal who was trying out a new medicine who had to be scared to death. Many people choose to sleep thru it, I always bring a book or end up chatting with the nurse & then go on about my day when done.  I just hope that there isn't  a person out there debating to have an infusion done & by seeing GG's "performance", decides against it.  I love how her Dr wasn't having any of their shenanigans & turned & walked away. But at least he answered the questions about it being a chemo med that is also used for RA. My rheumatologist would have never allowed that "crew" in his office & he is a nice & patient man.

I do give kudos to GG & the rest for climbing up & down the ruins.  But what is it with reality stars & proper footwear and clothing? MJ started out wearing spike heels & palazzo type pants. I don't know what shoes she had on climbing but she must not have gotten the memo about what they were doing.  GG had on cowboy boots which were fine for the horse ride, but don't know how she managed to climb up & down in them.  At least Asa left the caftans home & dressed appropriately. 

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GG is a drunken asshole with a smoking problem and anger issues.  Who cares if she has RA?!  RA is not a reason to treat literally everyone you come across like shit.

Reza's dumb for acting like he doesn't believe her though.  There's an issue with some people not understanding that those with chronic illnesses can be assholes too.

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2 hours ago, Negritude said:

 But the rest of his set was painful and I noticed he stepped up the use of mf'er in front of the black crowd which just *eyeroll*.

But we ALL  think Reza is a hood!

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1 hour ago, Ubiquitous said:

Speaking of sucking, did I hear someone claim he was cheating on his husband at the gym?

GG told MJ that she knows someone who claims to have a video of him and Reza doing something sexual (I'm not sure if it was full sex or something else).  And it wasn't clear if GG has seen the video or just knows about it.  But MJ has no plans to get involved…I expect that to last two episodes, tops. 

19 minutes ago, Willowsmom said:

But we ALL  think Reza is a hood!

A hood or a hoot?  Honestly asking.

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1 hour ago, Ubiquitous said:

Speaking of sucking, did I hear someone claim he was cheating on his husband at the gym?

I found his head roll gesture during his commentary during this segment borderline offensive.

I wouldn't be surprised if Reza was cheating. Last season at his bachelor party, there was that stripper who was more than willing to make out with him. I'm sure that there are any number of thirsty dudes who would blow Reza in the hopes that he'd pass their name on to Bravo or Ryan Seacrest's production company.

Nearly everything Reza does is offensive.

Reza keeps trying to use his upbringing as inspiration for his comedy. There is a lot of material that can be mined from being a foreigner in America, but Reza is not the person to do it. To do this successfully, you need to be observant and empathetic. Reza is neither of those things.

Does Asa look more toned this season? She's still built the same, but in past seasons her body had a sort of softness. She looks a lot more toned and firm.

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1 hour ago, OnceSane said:

A hood or a hoot?  Honestly asking.

Reza said everyone thinks he's a hood. I think Reza is alone in that.

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8 hours ago, eurekagirl mOo said:

GG didn't need a lecture two dam seconds after she had a needle in her arm for four hours. I'd be pissed off to. 

Thing about GG is she doesn't know how to pick her battles. Everything is a battle with her. She could of just said, 'yea, mom, I'm gonna try to quit smoking'. Then drop it. She didn't have to have a freakin hissy fit in the middle of the room. 

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3 hours ago, HunterHunted said:

Reza keeps trying to use his upbringing as inspiration for his comedy. There is a lot of material that can be mined from being a foreigner in America, but Reza is not the person to do it. To do this successfully, you need to be observant and empathetic. Reza is neither of those things.

It sounded like the basis of his "routine" was that the name of his home country rhymes with "I ran".

Thank gawd there were no Flock of Seagull song jokes!

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5 hours ago, Barb23 said:

I'm with you. I like how the Dr pointed out there was a 20% chance she would feel bad/nauseous the next day but emphasized there was an 80% chance she wouldn't.  I have RA & have had many infusions for RA & iron ones for anemia. They are no big deal.  GG is the drama queen & acted like it was open heart surgery  when really all that is involved is having an IV put in your arm or hand.  I understand it is a serious procedure, esp during the first one. They have to get your infusion rate correct (how much med goes in during a certain period of time, starting low & working up)  & you may have an allergic reaction to it, which I have had.  But even then, it wasn't as bad as GG portrayed it to be. Everyone's body is different but I have never seen others getting it done the same time as me act like she did, including a pregnant gal who was trying out a new medicine who had to be scared to death. Many people choose to sleep thru it, I always bring a book or end up chatting with the nurse & then go on about my day when done.  I just hope that there isn't  a person out there debating to have an infusion done & by seeing GG's "performance", decides against it.  I love how her Dr wasn't having any of their shenanigans & turned & walked away. But at least he answered the questions about it being a chemo med that is also used for RA. My rheumatologist would have never allowed that "crew" in his office & he is a nice & patient man.

I do give kudos to GG & the rest for climbing up & down the ruins.  But what is it with reality stars & proper footwear and clothing? MJ started out wearing spike heels & palazzo type pants. I don't know what shoes she had on climbing but she must not have gotten the memo about what they were doing.  GG had on cowboy boots which were fine for the horse ride, but don't know how she managed to climb up & down in them.  At least Asa left the caftans home & dressed appropriately. 

They said they gave GG a sedative, which may be the cause of her nausea as it is often a side effect of this type of medication. Add in, she was a bundle of nerves and with her short temper, it was a recipe for a typical GG explosion. She needs to get some psych counseling regarding her RA and join a support group to meet others close to her age that have RA and live healthy/active/full lives, she only sees the bad in her life (health wise/physical limitations) and not the good (family/friends/overall health) and that is causing her anger to control everything she says/does.

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58 minutes ago, bichonblitz said:

 She didn't have to have a freakin hissy fit in the middle of the room. 

I kinda think she did need the hissy. No one is bothering to listen to her about her RA or her fears and feelings. Her friends are deliberately ignorant and rude. And her parents are in deep denial. She needs someone in her life who listens to her and doesn't treat her like she's 4. Which means not Asa.

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5 hours ago, Watermelon said:

Reza's dumb for acting like he doesn't believe her though.  There's an issue with some people not understanding that those with chronic illnesses can be assholes too.

Exactly.  I think GG has RA and is an alcoholic.

4 hours ago, HunterHunted said:

Does Asa look more toned this season? She's still built the same, but in past seasons her body had a sort of softness. She looks a lot more toned and firm.

Yes, I noticed too.  Her caftans do her no favors.  Caftans at home?  I am all for it.

I am sick and tired of Reza calling Asa and MJ bitches.  So disrespectful to your friends.

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20 hours ago, charmed1 said:

I'm jealous that these trashy people got to climb the ruins. I visited the Mayan ruins in Mexico, but we were only allowed to look at the temples, not climb them. What was the big deal about GG being hungover anyway? She wasn't as fast as the rest of group, but she didn't slow them down and she eventually made it to the top. Reza, screaming and cursing at a historical/holy site was all kinds of embarrassing. I fast forwarded through his "comedy" routine. 

I see GG's dad is still holding on to his Oldies Rock DJ ponytail. GG's really lucky to have the parents she has. Ain't no way I would be screaming at my mother like that and expect to have teeth that still resided in my mouth.

Unrelated side note, you can't climb the ruins in Tulum or Chitzen Itza but you can climb the great pyramid at Coba. Is about 45 minutes from Tulum and like 2.5 - 3 hours from Cancun. There are also gorgeous cenotes there. I highly recommend it. 

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I climbed Chitzen Itza ages ago and ithe was terrifying going down! I had to sit on in my bum and scooch down.  It was soooooooo steep! 

Personally, I think GG is an asshole for being on a TV show, making such a drama deal over her RA and being a drunk.  It infuriates me because I don't have the luxury of drinking and yet I still hear "well so and so has a 'real' illness..." when taking about my RA. She makes a joke of it and I still think she's bullshit.  It's like Franky from real world with her CF and her smoking and drinking and being an idiot.  I know someone who's child has CF and it's heartbreaking. 

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You can also climb up the buildings at Altun Ha about 45 minutes from Belize City.  I missed the episode and I was curious if they mentioned which Mayan ruin they went to.

I lived with someone who suffered from RA.  Words cannot explain how much they suffer.  It is a horrible, debilitating disease if they can't find a treatment system that works.

Stupendous Man went through various medications until his physician found success with Humira.  He had to do 2 shots a month. In time, it stopped the joint damage-it doesn't reverse what was done, but he was stable.  His last appointment, his doctor was excited because he thought the RA had gone into remission.  He wanted to continue the bi-monthly treatment for 6 more months before he was going to declare it officially in remission.

He still had moments of agonizing pain, but he was able to work and have a life.  He also had to learn his limits.  Fishing.  There's only so much casting and reeling you can do before your joints start telling you to piss off!

I hope, in time GG finds what will work for her.  It does make a big difference in attitude. 

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On ‎7‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 8:06 AM, Bronzedog said:

I find Reza breathing offensive.

I live for the day that Karma bites that self-important, hypocritical, skeevy bitch back and bites hard. His time is coming.

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Reza- You do not get to decide what a person gets to do. If they want they dance, drink, & smoke none of that is illegal and it's none of your business! If I was a young girl and I had an incurable disease I'd be dancing, drinking, & smoking my freaking head off! Enjoy while you can because it won't get better. All you'll get is old and sick. May as well enjoy the young part! #Team GG

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5 hours ago, eurekagirl mOo said:

Reza- You do not get to decide what a person gets to do. If they want they dance, drink, & smoke none of that is illegal and it's none of your business! If I was a young girl and I had an incurable disease I'd be dancing, drinking, & smoking my freaking head off! Enjoy while you can because it won't get better. All you'll get is old and sick. May as well enjoy the young part! #Team GG

The thing Reza and the others don't get is that GG is young.  When they were all young, they probably did go buck wild, but back then, there was no social medial, no TMZ to catch your every move. 

I don't totally agree with this post because it's true that if you take care of yourself when you are young, it probably won't bite you in the ass when you're older.  But GG right now has a chronic illness and she can't see that far in the future, she's just existing from day to day.  One day she might put two and two together and realize that perhaps a healthy lifestyle will make her feel better, but she has to get to that place.  It's like an intervention, if someone isn't ready to hear it, you can talk until you're blue in the face, and nothing will change. 

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If I was a young girl and I had an incurable disease I'd be dancing, drinking, & smoking my freaking head off! 

Wow that's sad as heck! I received my diagnosis at 35, and the only thing I did was take my meds and stop drinking (I've never smoked). I didn't stop dancing, swimming, riding bikes, heck, I climbed a school bus during Concrete Hero, but my meds Keyport my pain in pretty good check.  I had to stop my meds for a year before we actively tried to get pregnant and then had our son.  At 6 mos after, I was back to a new rheumatologist with terrible pain. He knew right away the babe was 6 months.  He said it was pretty normal to start feeling pain about then.  

Since then, I've gone from 8 mg of methotrexate a week to 16. My ankles are a mess but I don't have too much pain at this time.  Winter kicks my butt. I think the worst part is the depressed immune system. I'm constantly sick and I'm the breadwinner.  Sigh. 

I'd rather be able to play with my son, go ice skating, dancing, cycling and have a cocktail once a month, which my doc said was fine, than drink excessively and smokev like GG. The constant blood tests to make sure my liver and kidneys are ok are enough to keep that in check.  I'd rather live life how I am now, active and happy, than die within 5 yrs from mixing RA meds with binge drinking. 

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This episode solidified why I can't stand Reza.  He had no business questioning Asa's decision to include Gigi, but that didn't stop him from butting in.  He acts as though anything about anyone on the show is his place to be involved.  It is just like the Mike and Jessica thing last episode.  Then came his stupid mustache tie clip in his TH.  Of course he would have that.  Outside of maybe Nene, I don't know when I have seen someone on TV that believes their own hype this much.  He talks about Gigi alienating herself? He alienates everyone, he is just savvy enough to find someone shiny and new before he hurts those around him.  First season, he ditched long time bff, MJ, for Asa, second, he was all about Lilly, third, Mike's turn, fourth,  had it not been for the drama with Bobby, he started to go toward Asifa, instead he hurt Adam. With each one, there had been fall out and collateral damage, but he never seems to care or be blamed for his part.  Somehow the others end up apologizing and sucking up to him.     Whenever I see him with Shervin/Nimma, I get nervous for Gigi.  He is trying to isolate her under the guise of concern.  

Gigi's outburst made sense to me, the girl was coming off sedatives, just had a treatment is scary to her and then has people all asking her doctor about what she is doing wrong.  I am sure she knows that smoking is bad for her, but a lecure at that point was not needed.  

From the sounds of it, Reza and Gigi are on the outs for good now,  and frankly I hope it stays that way.

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He also couples the reality 'script' of dramatic conflict with his own nasty tendencies.  He always has to go full bore on someone and expects the rest of the cast to help him tear them down.  He used Lily.  He used Mike to take on MJ.  He used MJ to do everything to tear down GG and involved her sister.  He then went after Mike, not just using Jessica as a reason but also I strongly suspect, was a motivating force in GG's assertions regarding Mike when they were in Turkey --  My little conspiracy theory is that Reza dropped hints that the story was coming out and it would leave GG pushed out of center stage or just given a narrative that made her look bad.  I think with that strike that delayed the story it felt odd the way it came out and I think the one person who always has a problem with one of the other cast mates might have had a hand in why it came back up as it did.  Conveniently in a season that had Reza making a mockery of Mike as a businessman. 

 

Rezza knows damn well that if the rest of the cast isn't going at each other they might think the asshole who is never close to being as funny or witty as he has presented himself, who thinks buying caviar from a vending machine makes him look like a baller when a true baller has staff that has a regular foodstuffs supplier who makes sure stuff like that is on the shelf in the pantry whenever you want it.  They might think the asshole with the grease slicked hair and the double spanx that leaves his torso looking like something you practiced CPR on at the local Y twenty years ago who tries to shame all the others just isn't all that.  And deserves a good verbal smack down.   As long as they are busy going at each other he can play both sides in the end and stand back and not get the derisive and disparaging attention he so richly deserves.

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On 7/11/2016 at 7:01 PM, jkitty said:

Unrelated side note, you can't climb the ruins in Tulum or Chitzen Itza but you can climb the great pyramid at Coba. Is about 45 minutes from Tulum and like 2.5 - 3 hours from Cancun. There are also gorgeous cenotes there. I highly recommend it. 

I climbed Chitzen Itza back in 2001 so I guess TPTB finally wised up and realized all the climbing is wearing the pyramids down.  You cannot climb the Pyramids at Giza (Egypt) anymore either.  If I remembered correctly we couldn't even touch the Pyramids at Giza.  It was all roped off and that was in 2003.  Having said all that useless information I thought GG was climbing that Mayan pyramid pretty damn well considering she had motorcycle boots? on.

It looks super easy climbing a Mayan Pyramid but it's really hard!  When I climbed Chitzen Itza on the way up I was all like "Wow, this is really easy" and then "Oh crap.  Super hard going down!"  There are no railings, the pyramid steps are uneven so one teeny, tiny misstep going up or down would cause one to tumble all the way down and wipe out any other trekkers in your path. Like a bowling ball taking out some pins.

 Climbing down the pyramid is 10x harder than going up (sounds like the opposite would be true, but no).  I am not an athletic person by any means.  I whipped up to the top of Chitzen Itza in less than 12 mins. but on the way down my legs were shaking so GD badly I thought I was gonna fall and take out everyone in my path.  There is no railing to hang on to and the steps are so small, tight.  It took me about 30 mins. on the way down.  I was so unsteady.  

Reza made me mad when he was talking shit to GG about the climb.  I wish one of the other cast members would have mentioned the pyramid climb is a little more challenging than it looks.

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If memory serves, those Mayan pyramids were made steep so the sacrifice's head would dramatically roll all the way to the bottom. 

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It's crazy hard! And the steps are so freakin' high.  I'm 5'1" and they were basically the length of my shin.  I won't lie, I sat on my tush and bounced down for part of it.  What's crazier is our guide told me the Mayan were short of stature.  I  will assume they had fabulous looking legs.

Altun Ha had concrete poured over the stone stairs.  It's a preservation thing.  Not the whole step, but just the top of them.

Finally caught the episode.  They went to Xunauntunich.  The Stone Woman.

I feel for GG.  She may be a jerk (my 1st season), but Reza needs to step back and shut it.  Or educate himself about RA before he opines about it.

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I final saw this episode and Reza is so freaking vile. His I am not talking to you GG, I am just asking why on earth Asa would want to take your picture when you are lonely and alone and did I mention alone? Why are you upset that I interrupted your conversation to remind you that you are alone I was only talking to Asa.

Reza is worse than GG when he is sober and MJ has a crazy problems with alcohol and making her be out of line and worse than GG. Hell at Shervin's party Reza and MJ were the first to throw cake and threw the most cake! 

I hope GG gets help and makes healthier life choices but Reza and MJ trying to be superior in regards to behavior or drinking makes me want to punch them both in the face.

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GG is young compared to the other shahs, but if we take it out of show and compare her to for instance Kathryn on Southern Charm who´s supposed to be too old to act wild etc etc, then GG is plain old. Waaayyy too old for the stuff that´s coming out of her mouth and the way she lives and acts. It´s weird to me to see GG explained away like she´s so young and she´s in so much pain, when Kathryn who´s not even 25 yet and has 2 kids with a foolish old man (her choice, I´m not blaiming anyone else for that), is supposed to be too old to act immature...

I´ve always liked GG and for a while I had hope for her but that´s long since gone. She´s just sad to watch now (not that the rest are any better, except Asa). I don´t understand her family either, they have a crazy weird dynamic and I´m sure something wasn´t right when GG was growing up.

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3 hours ago, halkatla said:

GG is young compared to the other shahs, but if we take it out of show and compare her to for instance Kathryn on Southern Charm who´s supposed to be too old to act wild etc etc, then GG is plain old. Waaayyy too old for the stuff that´s coming out of her mouth and the way she lives and acts. It´s weird to me to see GG explained away like she´s so young and she´s in so much pain, when Kathryn who´s not even 25 yet and has 2 kids with a foolish old man (her choice, I´m not blaiming anyone else for that), is supposed to be too old to act immature...

I´ve always liked GG and for a while I had hope for her but that´s long since gone. She´s just sad to watch now (not that the rest are any better, except Asa). I don´t understand her family either, they have a crazy weird dynamic and I´m sure something wasn´t right when GG was growing up.

I believe the main difference and hugely important factor about Kathryn and GG is the two children, I think GG is making poor life decisions and it has nothing to do with her age. Kathryn makes shitty life decisions but she has two small children. If Kathryn had continued to be the "bar star" she was and party like GG without having two children I think the reaction would be similar to the reaction to GG.

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It´s nothing unusual to have two kids and she´s got many people helping her with that. I don´t see it as a difference for how they are judged by their age/lifestyle. Kathryn is almost 10 years younger than GG, so the young label applies to her much better (yet it´s often excused away as if something magical is supposed to happen to young mothers as soon as they give birth) and she has the opportunity and the time to grow up. I thought she had it semi-well put together on the last season of SC, Kathryn has a volatile and sometimes stupid personality but it´s nothing on the level of GG´s.

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Well for me children do make all the difference because her behavior, like blocking the father from seeing their children for 12 weeks, impact innocent kids. GG making decisions impacts her health but that is on her and she is not dragging innocent lives into it.

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On 7/17/2016 at 2:32 AM, biakbiak said:

I final saw this episode and Reza is so freaking vile. His I am not talking to you GG, I am just asking why on earth Asa would want to take your picture when you are lonely and alone and did I mention alone? Why are you upset that I interrupted your conversation to remind you that you are alone I was only talking to Asa.

Reza is worse than GG when he is sober and MJ has a crazy problems with alcohol and making her be out of line and worse than GG. Hell at Shervin's party Reza and MJ were the first to throw cake and threw the most cake! 

I hope GG gets help and makes healthier life choices but Reza and MJ trying to be superior in regards to behavior or drinking makes me want to punch them both in the face.

I just rewatched this fight during a marathon leading up to the season finale. I have never been so disappointed that I don't have omnipotent powers. When they were at the temple, I wished that some random tourist would have walked up to Reza and slapped the shit out of him. Then I wished that I could have transported there to slap Reza stupider. He is, at this point, the worst. It's objective and quantifiable. His ass is messy, sanctimonious, judgmental, and obnoxious. Also it can never be said enough, never funny.

This is my social justice movement. #RezaIsNeverFunny 

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