Sunday, March 18, 2012

This March Madness has been insane, right? Hold your head up Duke and Mizzou fans. Well, I've spent most of this weekend in what we affectionately call "the country," which is my mama's house in Rembert, SC, where I grew up. Today after church, one of my older cousins came by my mom's house. Ran (short for Randolph) is almost 70 years old, but he's one of the coolest dudes I know. He did what several of my older family members have done--born and raised in the South, migrated to the North in the 1960s and '70s, worked there for 30 or so years, retired with good pensions, then moved back down to their hometowns in the South where they can live very comfortably (NYC and Philly pensions go a long way in SC). So during Ran's visit, he was telling me about his grandson, Durrell Watson, who's a few years younger than me but I don't think I've ever met, unless it was when we were little kids and I don't remember. Ran had me call his daughter, who's Durrell's mother, and we started having a great conversation, which has led to me now connecting to some family members on Facebook who I've only vaguely known. They're all really proud of Durrell, who's appeared in some television commercials recently, including this one by Powerade. It's called "The Dance," and the sports drink company released it about a week and a half ago, just in time for the NCAA Tournament. Dime Magazine called it "The Best March Madness Commercial You'll See this Year." Durrell is one of the ball players in the commercial.


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