Ridin’ Ryun’s coattails

April 3, 2013


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.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Ridin’ Ryun’s coattails”

  1. Peggy Said on:

    That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! How thrilling this must be for you!

    I don’t even know him, but knowing someone who knows someone who was on Bones makes me so excited!

    And I’ve seen that commercial before….it is very funny! Now I can say…See that guy, I know him…..sort of.


    • Peggy Said on:

      Wait….am I going to sound crazy when I say I sort of know Ryun …. because he went to high school with a friend of mine….a friend I’ve never actually met.


  2. Brad Said on:

    That is cool. I had to see what episode of Bones he was in. After reading the plot summary, I do remember it.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      Ken Venzke (he was a year or two ahead of us in high school) is an actor and he’s always posting great pictures from fantastic locations.


      • Peggy Said on:

        Dang….could you & Lauren have a little reunion & invite these actors. Tell them to bring other actors with them


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