Cast Blog: #PUMPRULES

Out of the Frying Pan

Ariana: Kristen is a Giant "Preying" Mantis

Katie: Stassi Overstepped Boundaries

Scheana: It's Sad How Few Friends Stassi Has

Our Producer Shares the Dirt on New Girl Vail

Tom: Kristen Manipulates Things

Tom Schwartz to Himself: Wake Up ---hole

Lisa Doesn't Want Scheana's Advice

Kristen: This Episode Was Tough to Watch

Scheana: I Don't Spread Rumors

Our Producer Shares Tom's Hair Secrets

7 Shocking Over-Reactions from Ep 6 of #PumpRules

Ariana Is Proud of Schwartz for Fessing Up

Kristen: Jax Is a Sociopath

Lisa Is Ready to Contribute to Jax's Therapy

Jax: Katie and Tom Are in Two Different Places

Katie: I Felt Gutted

Stassi: I Don't Know What I Did to Scheana

Katie: Jax's Rumor Is a Lie

15 GIFs as Adorable as Katie's New Puppy

Tom: If Katie Cheated Drunk, I Could Deal

Scheana: Katie Didn't Cheat

Jax: Katie Came at Me

Lisa: Stassi's a Brat

Our Producer Almost Bought Jax's Bike

Kristen: How Awkward Was Stassi?

Ariana: I'm Sorry for How I Spoke to Tom

Scheana: Stassi's Not the Girl I Knew

Katie: Tom and I's Future Feels Far Away

13 Eyebrow Raising Gifs From #PumpRules

Stassi Feels Bad for Kristen

Lisa Worries Tom Won't Grow Up

Before and After: Jax Taylor's Nose Job

Tom Schwartz: I Was a Pussy

Our Producer Spills on Jax's Surgery

Tom: My DVR and I Have so Much History

Ariana: Welcome to Adulthood Kristen

11 #PumpRules GIFs That Prove the Struggle Is Real

Behind James' Firing and "Club Sandoval"

Tom Tries to Say Something Nice

Lisa: Stassi Could Learn From Scheana

Out of the Frying Pan

Lisa wonders if perhaps Stassi should consider being with no one instead of Jax or Frank.

 

Read Lisa's expanded blog after the jump

Welcome back,to my little oasis of craziness in WeHo!

I see so many of you are constantly saying how can I put up with their nonsense? I ask myself that too. Remember I have probably about 60 staff there. You don't see all of it. Also, I have the same at Villa Blanca. Let's keep this in perspective. It all happens there, but my restaurants are successful and until this show, my customers were blissfully unaware of the behind the scenes dynamics that I am often involved in.

I was saddened to see the meltdown between Stassi and Jax, and also appalled to see Frank have no allegiance to Jax whatsoever. Stassi when asking "Who should I be with?". . .How about nobody? Why are theses kids in such a rush to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire?

You are seeing their personal lives, which obviously sometimes spills over into the restaurant, but mostly it is in the down time. Let us not forget this is a television show and if I kept the cameras in the restaurant 12 hours a day and you were witnessing us chopping onions, you would be bored in a hot second.

You are only just getting to know everybody and I can tell you that in my opinion Jax needed to step it up in their relationship. Don't judge Stassi too harshly. She is over emotional yes, but fundamentally a good girl. Look they have all been friends for years, if they weren't decent people, they would not still be in my employ.

For me to witness many of the situations that have played out, that I like you am only seeing as of late, am I disappointed with their behavior? Yes I am. But if most employers saw what a bunch of twenty-something kids did out of the workplace, maybe many wouldn't have a job Monday morning!

They occasionally have a drink after they have finished their shift but that's it. Front of house they are professional and that is the most important thing to me. We rarely have complaints about the service and we often have 300 in the restaurant and many more in the lounge and garden.

Sur has always been a unique restaurant, often described as one of the sexiest restaurants in Los Angeles in the Zagat guide. It is the music, the ambiance, the flowers, the delicious home cooking, and, yes, the staff too. I was fascinated by how open emotionally they all are. So keep watching. It is incredibly unpredictable and a lot of surprises.

Until next week,love always Lisa.

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Katie: Stassi Overstepped Boundaries

Katie discusses why she didn't give Tom and ultimatum and why Stassi's advice was out-of-line.

The days following Tom's admission of past infidelity were taxing both mentally and emotionally. Tom and I spent hours pouring our hearts out, crying, and taking a hard look at the current state and the future of our relationship. While I cherish and value the opinions of my friends, I was not interested in their opinions of how I should handle this situation. For weeks, everyone was weighing in on Tom and I's relationship to a point that felt it was invasive and frustrating. Tom and I are good match. We are each other's best friends. We don't have a perfect relationship. We understand there are areas where we really need to work on, but we decided to make that a priority. I wanted to go over the recent events and revelations in solidarity. I wanted to focus soley on what my heart felt. I didn't want my thoughts and feelings to be colored by anyone else.

 

 

 

While I understood that Stassi did have good intentions, she began to over step certain boundaries. I didn't need Stassi to fight my battle, but rather to just support my decision and be there for me. Of course I didn't want Tom to continue having a close relationship with Jax. I was fed up with Jax's lies and meddling. I didn't understand why Tom so passionately defended his friendship with Jax, especially when I felt he should have been passionately defending OUR relationship. I began to understand that I was going to have to just compromise with Tom -- and I confidently I could do that with out compromising my feelings and integrity. I wasn't going to let Jax be the reason that Tom and I end our relationship. Sometimes ultimatums are necessary, but this wasn't one of those times. I didn't want to be the ultimatum girlfriend, nobody wants to date or be that girl. Tom assured me that he would take necessary measures to ensure that his friendship with Jax wouldn't interfere with our relationship and that no matter what that I was a priority to him. I felt comfortable with our compromise, and I don't think that makes me weak. Relationships, and life for that matter, are not black and white. They are full of compromise and benefits of the doubt. Stassi was maybe just giving me tough love, but to call me weak during such a critical time for me was hurtful. Stassi hasn't always made the best decisions in terms of relationships. She's made decisions I wouldn't personally make, but I allow her to make her own decisions and do my best to support her. I would have liked to have had that in return. Stassi has removed herself from this group of people and no longer worked at SUR, so it's very easy for her to tell Tom to cut it off with Jax and tell me to disassociate from anything having to do with these people. That isn't really want I want, nor isn't it realistic. I still work at SUR and Tom and I both are friends with people in this group. It's nearly impossible to avoid certain people, and it makes life easier to try and co exist.

 

 

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