Cast Blog: #PUMPRULES

Out of the Frying Pan

Katie: It's Insulting and Frustrating

Tom: Stassi Is Like a Fallen Dictator

Our Producer Shares Secrets From Peter's Date

Lisa: Stassi Likes to Control Everything

Stassi: It's Hard to Watch

Our Producer Got Hit With a Sandwich in Miami

Kristen: I Wanted Validation From Tom

The #PumpRules Miami Trip in 7 GIFs

Scheana: I Shouldn't Have Let Kristen Come

Lisa: Kristen Missed the Point Entirely

Jax: John Takes Care of Everybody

Tom on Jax: There is Barely Any Trust There

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From Miami

Ariana Takes the Positivity Express

Lisa Doesn't Get Those Penis Straws

Scheana Is Happy Katie's Free

Tom's Main Miami Objective

Katie Wasn't Letting Jax and Kristen Ruin Miami

Our Producer Shares Secrets From That Trip

Tom Has Partied Enough for Two Lifetimes

Scheana Has Nothing Left to Say to Stassi

Ariana: Facts Are Facts

Katie: Tom Wasn't Following Through

Lisa: You Would Think Jax Wouldn't Lie

Katie: Stassi's Island Really Is Shrinking

A SURver's Guide to Male Grooming

Jax: I'm Getting a Taste of My Own Medicine

Our Producer Shares Scheana's Wedding Invite

4 Tom Sandoval GIFs for When You've Had Enough

Lisa: What Really Pissed Me Off

Scheana: I Don't Need Kristen

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

Lisa Doesn't Want Scheana's Advice

Kristen: This Episode Was Tough to Watch

Tom: Kristen Manipulates Things

Tom Schwartz to Himself: Wake Up ---hole

Scheana: I Don't Spread Rumors

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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Tom: Stassi Is Like a Fallen Dictator

Schwartz has had enough of Stassi's superior attitude. 

We get back from Miami feeling a bit bedraggled but given how little sleep we had, pretty damn good.

Kristen trying to organize some sort of ambush with Tom and this Miami chic. HUGE eyeroll.

Before I roast Stass, let me just say I don't enjoy talking sh--. It makes me feel dirty inside. Anyways, I hear Stassi say things like, "I'm done." Get over it and yourself. It's exhausting me to see her behave this way. She is seriously corny and is starting to seem like a parody of herself, minus the redeeming stuff. Dressing like she is 40 to try and project a more mature image, like a little girl who walks out of her mom's closet. Can I remind everyone who has been boasting about how she's grown and matured all season? Surely someone who has grown could quicky asses this situation and see that it's barely worth an argument and surely not worth jeopardizing a beautiful friendship. Surely someone who has "matured" so much would have perspective on this situation. Someone who has matured wouldn't be so rigid and judgmental in their thinking. So quick to judge everyone but herself.

I try and look at both sides objectively on this matter involving Katie's so-called "betrayal."  I could see how Stassi may be slightly hurt or feel a little betrayed, but her reaction is completely over the top and unwarranted. Nine out of 10 would agree. It really exemplifies just how immature Stassi can be. Her pea brain can't even fathom how Katie can hang out with "these people." I want to believe she knows her case is tenuous but is too damn stubborn to cave. Also, she has got it in her mind that cutting off all ties with us is imperative and integral to her well being. I think at one point she cries that Katie is "her last link to these people." That comment says so much about her, and it's not good.  She has to dehumanize Katie in the moment to subconsciously feel like less of a sh--ty person, referring to her as a "last tie," as opposed to a great friend, then refers to the rest of the group as "these people." By this logic she should sit her dog Zoey down (who originally was Jax's family dog) and explain to her that she has to give her up because she's her "last, last link" to Jax. Another example of her lame and completely unwarranted superiority complex. It was kind of sad to see her sit there and defend herself so stubbornly, like a fallen dictator who hopelessly still believes her own propaganda.

It's like Stass has always been a pain in the ass, but she always balanced it by maintaining some endearment. Well that has worn thin quicky in light of recent events and behavior, leaving her pretty unbearable. I always have been quick to defend Stass, but her stock has plummeted in my book, and that's saying something. I mean, I may just be one of the most forgiving, understanding guys out there. She knows how much Katie cares about her, and Katie made it perfectly clear why she went. A good person and true friend would be able to step outside of their shoes and really try and see the issue from the other person's POV. Katie wants to let go of these petty grudges and move forward. If anyone has grown in the matter, it's clearly Katie. Being able to let go and forgive are massive steps in maturing. Inability to forgive is a telltale sign of small-minded person. For Stass, in regards to issues involving the rest of us, it's always black and white. Her way or the highway (I'll gladly take the highway). That's not realistic, though. Life's gray. Lots of gray.

Anyways, who really gives a shite what I think. I have plenty of my own problems at the moment. There's some stuff weighing pretty heavily that I want to get off my chest.  

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