Wednesday, July 19, 2006


You'll have to excuse me if you don't see me around here for a few days. We're a little busy at the Lee household.

As I noted in this story, my son Austin (I guess I won't have to use his nickname anymore after what has transpired in the press) was appointed to the St. Cloud Park and Rec board last week. What has followed since has been... well, a little crazy.

Monday Evening: Austin attends City Council meeting to be approved unanimously as the newest member of the Park and Rec Board.

Tuesday a.m.: Announcement appears in the St. Cloud Times.

9:00 a.m.: Austin appears as guest on the "Meet The Mayor" radio show.

11:30 a.m.: Austin is interviewed over the phone by WCCO radio.

This afternoon: Austin (and family) to be interviewed by Minneapolis KSTP Channel 5 news for 10:00 broadcast tonight.

So you can see why I don't have time to write an official story about this right now.

I have to do my hair.

*Wed Evening Update: We did the interview (and my hair looked fantastic btw) but they couldn't get the story on tonight. So, for those of you who will be watching, it will be broadcast tomorrow night (Thu) at 10:00 CST instead.

Next up, more radio interviews tomorrow. I think I need to get this guy an agent!


Anonymous said...

Find yourself an excellent stylist and cross your legs when you're seated. Oh wait, that's for women in skirts.

Hope your son is eatin' it up!

Anonymous said...


He is so getting that skate park. Hooray!

Waya said...

To Austin: That is TOTALLY AWESOME DUDE!! You're my hero!! Way to go! And here I am testing out eggs on the driveway. Gee!

Anonymous said...

"When you're a celebrity, it's adios, reality . . you can act just like a fool, and people think you're cool, just because you're on t.v."

That is great, Austin, have fun! (I think you should go on Oprah.)

Mooselet said...

Remember the camera adds ten pounds! And be sure to remember us little people when you get all famous, okay?

Tell Austin he totally rocks, and that we're all cheering for him to get his skate park. And it best be named for him.

Jenn said...

Yeah, I've heard curlers are just murder and take forever.

hehe. Mooselet No wonder I feel like I have four cameras on me.

Anonymous said...

That is freaking amazing! a movie. Now all he needs to do is meet a cute girl at the skate park, which then is threatened to be destroyed by the evil assistant-Mayor who wants the Mayors job but is foiled and says "I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for you meddling kids!" and then Austin and the cute girl end on an uptempo song which they lip-sinc to.

I know...I have a problem.

What's so funny? said...

WOW. Well ain't that a kick! Congrats! Now I'm off to read your other posts I have some catchin' up ta do!

PS -- So you never interviewed my guy with the cape, huh ;)

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Holy cow! Things are going so well for Austin right now. His TV story was fantastic and he just finished another big radio interview. The press is eating this story up. I have tons of mpeg footage but I'm not smart enough yet to know how to make "clips" that I can post.

Thank you all for the nice comments and props to Austin. I'll try not to let this consume my blog, even though it's consuming my life right now.

Damn kid, who does he think he is stealing my limelight?

yoo hoo said..., do you have a link to Austin's website? please?

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Thanks for asking!

Actually, a web site is being built as we speak. It will have project progress, media clips, a donation link and more. I'll be publishing a post next week with all the goods!