Yesterday I read a friend’s Facebook post that was congratulating Ryun (pronounced ‘Ryan’) Yu, an old high school classmate, on his funny Ace Hardware commercial.
What the what? People I know aren’t supposed to be famous.
He’s been in some movies and t.v. shows (including an episode of Bones!), and has also done a bunch of voice work on video games. It’s so weird.
If I remember correctly, he was a year behind me and played the oboe in band. He was smart – scary smart. (Apparently he was the first person to graduate from MIT with a theater degree. I watched an interview where he made some math jokes that I didn’t understand.)
He asked me to dance once in high school, but it was a slow dance and I was all kinds of awkward and sweaty. (Boys made me a might nervous.) If only I had known! I could have smooched him and now be the one he thanks when he accepts his Oscar. “And to my first love, Lauren…..”
Dang it. Moment lost.