Cast Blog: #FLIPPINGOUT

Mammary Madness at Jeff Lewis Design

Andy's "Monumental Meltdown"

Jenni Battles Lewd Snowmen

Jenni: "Crab Meat is Flying!"

Zoila was Kidnapped by "Inappropriate Aliens"

Gage and the Gramercy Drama

Jenni: Alianna is a Miracle

Jenni Talks Mini Cat Doors, Giant Paint Cans

Jeff's In-House Telenovela

Jenni Talks Rough Nipples and Roller-Skating

Jeff Lewis Reflects on Monkey

Jeff and the L Word

"I Did Not Lie to Jeff."

Gage Doesn't Trust Andrew

Gage and Zoila's Endless Teasing

Jenni: Dreams Do Come True

Zoila's Tear-Filled Therapy Session

Jeff's New Boyfriend

Twist! Jeff Forgives Andrew - Ep 5

Jeff's Cockpit and Andy's Lying

Inspector Jeffrey

Andy, Andy, Andy

There is a Time and a Place

Workplace Etiquette

Jeff Lewis, Wedding Planner

Who's the Bitch?

My Wedding Heaven Meets Jeff's Cash Calculations

The Vagina Monologues

Get Your Kicks on Route Season 6

Survivor

Grammercy Gardens

Rapping Up Season 5

Truck Gas

Jeff Wants to be a Paint Star

Hey, You Never Know...

Queen of the House

We Talk to the Animals

Hanky Panky and Stinky Pink

Lupe, Lupe, Lupe!

Not Getting the Whole Big Apple

An English Cottage on Acid

Mammary Madness at Jeff Lewis Design

Jenni had a tough week as the head of HR between Andrew's comments and Vanina's boob job.

At Gramercy Jeff finds bronzer on his schedule and says it matches...Megan.
Andy wants to know: "Who is she?"
Megan seems to be taking her Jeff Lewis Design learning curve in stride.

Client Kelly Wagner and Jeff go way back, so he thinks her remodel will be a quickie.
She has a new boyfriend and a fixed budget for Jeff's services.

Jeff volunteers TMI: cuddling is not his thing
Saying Gage gets lucky on his birthday.

Jeff wants to give a present of new breasts to Vanina.
He thinks it will put an end to her boyfriend breakup tears.
As head of Human Resources I have my doubts.
Is this really what should transpire in an office?
Jeff's focus is fixed on Double D.
"Great specials" is music to Jeff's ears.
He is on the phone breast shopping.
This man wants serious breasts for his buck.
"Oh my God that's the best gift ever!"
Is that a voice from the clinic on speaker? 
I put my head down and try to type.
Why does the room feel like its spinning?
Zoila and Andy join in the mammary madness.
Jeff is obsessed times ten with breasts.
I tell him big jugs on a small frame are just lame.
Jeff discusses my breasts and how I display them.
I contemplate writing up my boss and complaining to myself.The Wagner remodel has a complication – rats.
Frank is not enthusiastic about banishing the vermin and their poop.
It's all about the insulation.
Where did work ethic go?

Human Resources (me) questions:
Should the size of Vanina's breasts be center stage in our work place? 
Vanina is modeling sizes in the office.
Jeff says stripper boobs will help her find a man.
HR at Jeff Lewis Design is an exercise in frustration.
Jeff wants to write me up because I'm fat…I'm pregnant, Jeff.

Shopping for the Wagner remodel
Client Kelly tells the Asian salesman she has a problem with Asian toilets.
Jeff questions this as a price reducing technique.

I am thirty seven weeks and counting.
To C section or not to C section, that is one of our lunch questions.
I am currently a large target for inappropriate office commentary.
And lunch becomes the Vagina Monologues.
Jeff weighs in on what he thinks are my private part concerns.
Andy presents himself as a location expert.
"Hot dog in a hallway" …he has now, again, taken it too far.
I think this office needs a form with warnings for potential hires.
Can you handle the free fall in the no boundary land of Jeff Lewis Design?
Jeff repeats "tight, tight hallway" and I would like to hide but I am huge.

 

Vanina gets a consult for the breast exam and Jeff makes this a group activity.
Doctor Evans talks about symmetry.
Andy also is a breast supporter and go big or go home is his mantra.
Jeff stresses the importance of a large impression.
390 seems to be the magic number.
Vanina changed her mind to 360 and Jeff is distressed.

Andy wants to do some of the jobs Jeff  has assigned to Megan. 
He thinks crossing the line of appropriate with her is venting.
Megan is not amused with his "black caulk" and hole in the wall activity.Jeff and Megan are in Pacific Palisades with new clients.
Hania and Amir Yazdi are getting a million dollar remodel.
Jeff is hoping Hania's large breasts will inspire Vanina.

The rat problem in the insulation on the Wagner job site has Jeff and Frank squaring off.
I ask Jeff to be aware of what he is saying in respect to worker safety.
At YOUnique the medical spa Vanina's mom Anna Maria questions her wanting implants.
She has never had surgery.
Doctor Fine understands the fears and there are tears.

Megan thinks lunch has a starring role at Jeff Lewis Design.
Jeff says the lady in the grocery store says he's puffy.
He tells Zoila, "No dinners...we are fat."
Zoila has a problem with that "we."

Vanina heads to the recovery center and I almost fall out of a door.
Jeff wants to know the size of his purchase.
Group visit to Vanina at the recovery center.
As head of HR at Jeff Lewis Design I feel like a failing parent.
Andrew's fascination with Vanina's new rack gets him a write up.
Vanina says she has no regrets and is extremely happy.
I breathe a sigh of relief.

Location Wagner Remodel: Jim and Kelly have an over budget discussion with Jeff.
I offer my house as shelter for a week during construction to keep down expenses.Andrew knows he should not be singing a "beaver" song to Megan.
He is reported.
She is horrified with his crude creativity.
Andrew already has a large file of previous infractions.
I attempt to make him understand this behavior could get litigious.
He apologizes to Megan but cannot resist crossing the line immediately.

Jeff's is obsessed with his gift to Vanina.
Gage even looked...and felt ashamed.
Jeff is looking at Double D reality and is over the moon.

 

NEXT WEEK ON FLIPPING OUT
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Jeff's grandmother goes on the attack, and I'm the target.

 

Jenni Battles Lewd Snowmen

Jenni dishes on her HR struggles during the office's attempt at a "new day."

IT'S A NEW DAY OR IS IT?

Jeff's therapist Doctor Donna explains it all to me and Jeff.
We need to be professional.
Jeff explains it to the office at Gramercy.
Following the doctor's instruction, I ask everyone to do a little homework.
When they are at home, they write down what respect means.
Adding how they feel they have been disrespected at the office.
Jeff is not happy with the business time waste.
I am visibly unhappy with the behavior that causes it.
Zoila weighs in on respect, which she thinks is at zero all round.
Design Dad AKA Jeff wants a "new day'" starting tomorrow.
Andy clearly still wants to play "old day."
Jeff finds something obscene to stir the pot before the "new day."
Human Resources not amused.

New clients George and Monica Eads are down to the studs.
The budget has gone way up for their renovation in the Hollywood Hills.
Monica has to tell her husband George.
Never a fun moment to tell your significant other about shipping purchases or a renovation budget increase.

In Playa Del Rey client Judy's beach house is for sale.
She is moving to Palm Desert.
Jeff makes it clear he wants to buy her incredible beach house.

Gramercy is dealing with Andrew's construction crushes.
Plus we are questioning his shirtless employee screen-savers.
Personal and professional boundaries have to be established ASAP.
Andy and the word or concept of boundary are in no way connected.
Cast as the enforcer by default causes my popularity to take a holiday.
Jeff needs to support me, and frankly he would rather be the leader of the bad boys.
Just call me Buzz Kill. "New Day" at Gramercy begins with an early office meeting and truth encounter.
Jeff is surprised at the amount of employee complaints.

Monica is taken to meet with Joseph the owner of Living Square.
Jeff hopes he can entertain her with some renovation details.
Megan cannot believe that every plumbing fixture can be provocatively described.

Andy and Megan visit the Eads' work site to supervise David the contractor and his crew. "Cracking the whip" is a term Andy prefers to use.
Andrew volunteers that "Megan will give you special favors" for speedy completion. Megan is embarrassed and asks contractor David to ignore Andy.
She is questioning the "New Day" concept when dealing with Andy's "old day" behavior.
At Gramercy Andrew's boundary free conduct is discussed with Jeff.
How are things ever going to change heading in the current direction?
Jeff keeps boundaries blurry with his own crossover fun.
Gramercy is the setting for Zoila and Gage's war zone.
When she calls him "a bitch" in "New Day" Jeff and I  have to step in: "Jenni we're stopping all this crap."Judy in Playa Del Rey has strong opinions and gives Jeff as good as she gets.
I love it.
Jeff wants her beach house, so he thinks he's on good behavior.
And he sweetly asks for a "special price."
Jeff thinks she is steps ahead of his games, because she's a therapist.
And he casually asks her to define his issues.
She without hesitation says he is "needy with low self-esteem."
I don't think these are the answers he was expecting.
She says we are both "passive aggressive."
I quickly admit to being needy with low self-esteem.
Are these the ties that bind us?

Jeff and Megan do another walk through at the Eads renovation with David. Measurements are not adding up, and Jeff is stressing.

Gage blows the whistle on Andy's office iPad photo saying, "He's a weird dude."
Snowmen with a lewd human close encounter...and carrots are involved.
Clients don't need that nasty revelation imbedded accidentally by Andy into a work file. Andy is told to remove it -- the snowmen three-way has to go.
He refuses and is clearly upset thinking we are all overreacting.
Jeff is having some very unpleasant employee realizations.

We found out Andrew has not been taking his medication.
Jeff thinks that could explain the recent behavior.
Desperate for change Jeff is on the phone with spiritual healer David Elliot.
He wants to book ailing Office Lewis for one of David's spiritual retreats in New Mexico. Six years ago Jeff first worked with David.
A three day group bonding, healing retreat is the plan.
Jeff says there is hope for so many stunned employee faces.

Monica Eads is given the revised budget by Jeff, and it's a smidgen over a million.
Her husband George is willing to look at the new numbers.

In Palm Desert and we are working on the design consultation with Judy.
What goes where is a Jeff versus Judy showdown.
Arguing over pottery placement is driving Judy to drink.
After a few she is easing up on the opposition.
This results in Jeff being given carte blanche to get on with the job.
Judy loves the end result and is talking future work.
Then she drops the bomb: she has sold the beach house.
Someone met her price and Jeff is bummed.
He thinks she played him to get good behavior and better prices.
Jeff said he played her to get the beach house.
I hope this was an educational experience.

George Eads gives a firm OK for the new budget.

Zoila does not want to participate in Jeff's planned office retreat.
"I am not going anywhere with this guy."
Zoila is not up for a Telenovela free zone that includes Gage.
Does David know what he's getting himself into?
Who heals the spiritual healer?
We might need that number. At Gramercy Gage is talking about howling at the moon.
The entire office is discussing finding your spirit animal.

Our plane lands in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Design dad drives us all to the mental medication location.
Andy gets scared when the long dirt road seems to lead nowhere.
Jeff's reference to chain saw massacre delights Jeff, and Jeff only.

NEXT WEEK ON FLIPPING OUT
Watch team building send Andy over the edge and...
What's next for Jeff Lewis Design?