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Lisa's Life is Stranger Than Fiction

Lisa gives you a glimpse inside Sur and begs you to remember the foolish mistakes you made at 20.

Read Lisa's expanded blog after the jump

Welcome to Vanderpump Rules, I still pinch myself when the title comes up and wonder how this has all transpired so quickly!

I imagine many of you have followed RHOBH and are aware of the businesses that I am involved in. Sur, my restaurant in West Hollywood, has been featured on the show several times. My involvement in the complicated dynamics has just been too convoluted to include in Housewives -- so therefore it warranted a show of its own. . .and boy, is it complicated.

Sometimes, planets collide and this what happened regarding Brandi and Scheana. It became increasingly difficult to avoid embarrassing situations and possible confrontations at inappropriate times. I was juggling schedules so that wouldn't occur. When Brandi spontaneously appeared at Villa Blanca I moved Scheana to another section so that she wouldn't be waiting on Brandi. It was embarrassing, so therefore we all decided that ultimately a meeting would be mutually beneficial.

I would like to imagine that if ever I was placed in that situation, I would be as gracious as Brandi. To sit opposite the young woman that had been having an affair with my husband whilst you were married is not something I believe I could cope with. These two women knew that a meeting would change the dynamic between the three of us, so they, with much trepidation, entered into an extremely vulnerable situation, opening their hearts and souls for all to witness.

In retrospect, I think it was good idea. The ice had been broken. I don't think Brandi was prepared for the information that Scheana revealed, with regard to him helping her move, meeting her mother, taking trips. . .all very hurtful. But it ultimately confirmed what she had suspected -- that this was more than a casual fling. Brandi has her wonderful children and is emotionally detached from their father, but her focus is to raise the boys in the most dignified way that they can, given the circumstances.

The ripple effect of this situation, regarding Scheana, meant that she also had to endure the wrath of Stassi, who is a headstrong young woman, very bright but often let's her emotions and neurosis dictate, much to her detriment. She relishes the power play of somebody being the new girl and Scheana would be a lamb to the slaughter!

I am constantly astounded at the challenges thrown at us. Just in the three years that I have been in reality, coincidences that have transpired confirm the old adage that. . .life is stranger than fiction.

As the season progresses maybe you will have some understanding of my frustration at dealing with these provocative youngsters. Some I adore, others. . . .not so much, but always reminding myself that when we were 20, headstrong, and idealistic, maybe we didn't always make the right choices.

It has become the nature of the beast: a restaurant in Hollywood is often filled with waitstaff waiting for their dream. I do believe Sur is a more incestuous situation, full of vibrant, provocative characters, who are as lovable as they are problematic!

So join me on this trek for the next eight weeks, an expedition that has an abundance of twists and turns, resulting in unexpected scenarios, at times disappointing where I have to reign them in, reminding myself that I am not responsible for their behavior when they are outside of my jurisdiction!

A happy and prosperous new year to you all. . .Lisa

Lisa: What Really Pissed Me Off

Lisa just wanted to shake Katie Maloney -- and wasn't too pleased with Tom and Kristen either.

How does Lisa Vanderpump really feel about what goes in (and outside) of her restaurant SUR? Each week Lisa is telling you how she really feels about the SURvers antics in her video blog. How does she feel about their infighting, hookups, drama, and backstabbing? Watch below to see -- or scroll down to read a full transcription of her thoughts.

Hi I'm Lisa Vanderpumpand welcome to my video blog.

I really feel for Katie in this week's episode. I just wanted to shake Katie. I just could not believe that she could openly admit to me, a woman that's been married 32 years, that Schwartzy would actually favor Jax over her. That, to me, is mind boggling. All I know from personal experience is that in any relationship that I've ever been in, it's very important for the women to be number one -- not number two.

Even though I'm not a huge advocate of therapy, maybe this is the where she needs to have a conversation. and He's not going to actually converse with her unless he's backed into a wall. That is perfect Tom Schwartz, deflecting and not dealing with the issue at hand. There you go.

I absolutely love this scene [with Jen and Jeremey's baby]. I noticed that Jen and Jeremey didn't leave Stassi alone to babysit Kingston. Maybe that was a smart move?

Tom and Kristen are like Tom and Jerry. One's got a frying pan, one's got a spatula. The chase never ends.

When I see this, it really pisses me off. Employees should never act like this at work. One of the things that really infuriates me is seeing the bad behavior when I'm not around. At least they had the good sense to do this while the restaurant wasn't open.

I'm Lisa Vanderpump. Thank you, and this has been my video blog.

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