Cast Blog: #PUMPRULES

Lisa's Disappointed in the SUR Staff

Lisa discusses just what happened in Vegas with Stassi, Jax, and Frank.

Read Lisa's expanded blog after the jump

Oh how do we decipher this complicated,convoluted situation? I have had so many tweets from you telling me to fire Stassi and advising me that she is no good for my business.

You have to trust me on this one. What you are witnessing is not present on the floor of the restaurant. I have had 26 of them and they are all vastly different. SUR is unique in the fact that it is avant-garde (so the staff follow suit).

Now seeing their behavior captured on film I was angry. I felt compelled to chastise them, but then upon reflection I wondered what right do I have to criticize how they behave in their personal lives? One thing I knew for sure,is that all of them stooping to the level that I witnessed in another restaurant, well that was something that particularly irked me.

Now the rest of it? Skinny dipping and their general shenanigans -- well it's possibly something I am sure most of us when we were twenty something have experienced, at some time or another.

If had known that Jax was following them I would have obviously have tried to stop him in his tracks,inappropriate to say the least. But when you are young, headstrong, and jealous, things sometimes get worse before they get better. He was furiously motivated by the gall of Frank stepping into his shoes after he so recently confided in him. I wondered if Jax was perceptive in calling Frank just a pawn in Stassi's game, but I also understood Stassi's frustration at both of her closest friends siding with the man she had spent the last two years with, invested in, and loved when now she felt wronged and brutally let down.

You will see as this story unfolds that maybe allegiances will change. Maybe what you are viewing right now is not an accurate picture of someone's actions, their protestations of innocence. . . Well we shall see won't we? Anyway until next week. Don't judge them too harshly, remember as I stressed before -- this might not have been their finest hour. So from here it has to be onwards and upwards!

If ever you are in West Hollywood drop by and witness the vibrant, eclectic restaurant and bar that SUR is, many of the staff you will know, you will see how it would be an unrealistic expectation for them all to work and interact without a modicum of complication. One of the reasons that makes SUR unique is also what makes it so difficult to manage.

Until next week...
Love always, Lisa.

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Ariana: Tom and I Have Reached Our Boiling Points

Ariana is more convinced than ever that the Miami affair didn't happen.

Right off the bat, I want to get something out of the way: I’m not the smartest person I've ever met in my life (I’ve also never technically "met" myself, so that choice of words is hilarious.). I didn't mean that seriously; I let my frustrations get to me, and I lashed out. There are much better and more clear ways to express my point of view without sounding like a total ---hole. Smooth move, Ferguson.


That being said, when you live your life amid second and third-hand rumors and lies, it's hard to have an objective point of view. Watching conversations that I wasn't present for gives me a much clearer perspective…it’s an out-of-body experience.


Let's be clear: Jax didn't "crack," "reveal," or "admit" anything. He never made a choice between being loyal and being honest, because he has never been either of those things (and I doubt even knows the definition of those words). I was so frustrated that people were interested in the “story” and the gossip and were so desperate for it to be true that they weren't paying attention to the fact that NONE of it made any sense!


Every single time that someone attempts to perpetuate this story about Tom, their story changes, without fail. Each person involved has their own reasons for doing so. While neither Tom nor I have anything to actually worry about, both of us reached our boiling points due to the relentlessness with which this has been brought up. We’ve always told the truth, but because it’s not interesting, people jumped at the chance to buy into the bullsh--. I mean, there are people who still believe that our relationship started as an affair. I don’t have to go on a ridiculous crusade to "clear my name" and then act as though I've been a martyr to truth. But if that’s what helps someone sleep better at night? Hopefully a good night's rest will help them be a better human.


I've been told that I'm pretending to be someone I'm not, that I'm fake, because I'm not interested in petty drama, or because Tom and I don't feel the need to hide our happiness. I've been told I'm shady and mean, because I'm not nice 100% of the time, but when I am, I get called a doormat. Guess what? I’m a three-dimensional human being, like the rest of the world. I’ve got issues: I’m not forthright with my feelings, I have crippling anxiety, cellulite, and my hair always refuses to part where I want. But while I may not be nice 25/8, I try not to be rude to anyone who doesn't deserve it.


2014 was the best year of my life in so many ways, exacerbated by the fact that my 2013 was full of tragedy, struggle, and pain. Tom has always been a good friend to me, and I feel so incredibly grateful for the life we have together. I am so proud of him and proud to be his partner and teammate. Tom always has my back, and I will always have his.
The bottom line is that some people will love you, some people will hate you, but most people don't care either way. I'm doing the very best I can, and that's all I can do. Gossip, rumors, and a flair for the dramatic rank very low on my list of priorities. I'm so thankful for the people who have always been there for me. It's such a great feeling to know that there are wonderful and kind people in this world. I'm truly lucky to know so many.


True love is real. Onward and upward. Live long and prosper. In case I don't see you: good afternoon, good evening, and good night.

 

 

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