Cast Blog: #PUMPRULES

Out of the Frying Pan

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

 

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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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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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