Super MeMe barrage - Enough already, here's my reply!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes

First I got tagged by Rebecca Levinson.  Then Stewart Penn tagged me.  And Anthony Clark tagged me on my Wisconsin blog.

Okay, I give up.  It's MeMe time.

1. Who is your favorite musical artist? 

I don't listen to music for relaxation.  I worked in symphony orchestras for twenty-five years before getting into real estate. 

Ever meet a blacksmith who loved his anvil?

My favorite opera singer is Kiri Te Kanawa.

I listen to Garth Brooks, Kenny G and Prince now & then. My favorite Prince tune is the first song on his "Gold Album"

2. Who is your favorite artist?  

I prefer art I can OWN.

I like Hans Holbein, Canaletto, Titian, Jan Vermeer, Hieronymus Bosch, John Trumbull, Paul Gauguin, Modigliani, Cezanne, Miro, Klee, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, Saul Steinberg, William Stieg and Albert Charetsky.  My tastes in art are all over the map. 

3. Who is your favorite blogger?  

Tough question..

Who doesn't love Karen Anne Stone?

There are so many great bloggers here.  I could list forty or fifty favorites.

4. If you could meet anyone (alive or dead), who would it be and what is the most interesting thing about them? 

I try to avoid socializing with dead people.

I'd have to split my vote between Golda Meir and Jennifer Lopez.  I'd be interested in meeting both, for equally obvious (if somewhat different) reasons.

5. What did you want to be when you grew up?

I started out wanting to be a nuclear physicist.  By the time I was in high school, I was more interested in becoming a famous French horn player, like Dennis Brain.

In adulthood, I've toyed with fantasies about becoming an international jewel thief..

6. What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know?

Did you know that Alfred O. Nier isolated the first sample of fissionable Uranium 235 in 1940 at the University of Minnesota, using a mass spectrograph that he partially constructed in his garage?

Trivial enough for you?

7. If you could live in any point in history what would it be and why?

I like the current era we live in.  I'm glad we have antibiotics, transplant surgery and microwaveable pasta meals.

8. What is the most interesting job you have ever held?  Paying or non-paying?

My years as a conductor and Music Director at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis would have to qualify as the most interesting job I've had.  The pay was very good.  And I had my own dressing room.

 

It's time for the hand-off.  My invites go to:

Eric Webster

Joan Mirantz

Steve Harless

Poppy Dinsey

Karen Moorhead

Jeanie Hoholik

Leo Vinteler

 

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Contact Broker Eric Kodner with Wayzata Lakes Realty about Minneapolis & Saint Paul area properties, including Lake Minnetonka, Edina and the Minneapolis City Lakes area (Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Lake Harriet). We also sell on the Saint Croix River and on Lake Superior, including Bayfield, Wisconsin and Madeline Island homes.  With sixteen years experience marketing and selling waterfront properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, we know Lake Minnetonka and Madeline Island real estate.

Wayzata Lakes Realty LLC (Minnesota) and Madeline Island Realty LLC (Wisconsin)

Real Estate Brokerage licensed in Minnesota & Wisconsin

Phone or Text Message 612.670.2539

EMKodner@Gmail.com  or

MadelineIsland@Gmail.com

Wayzata Lakes Realty

 

 

 

 

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Rainer
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Pam Winterbauer
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ERic.....very interesting meme.  I must be an escape artist!

May 29, 2008 01:24 PM #5
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Eric Kodner
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Jeff, the years I spent working at the Guthrie are a great memory!  Thanks for commenting.

May 29, 2008 01:53 PM #6
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Eric Kodner
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Chris -- Glad to see you here.  I finally got around to adding you as an Associate!

Marc, thanks!  This was my third MeMe.  I like the idea of just plugging answers in among the pre-determined questions.  It beats writing a Reader's Digest version of your biography!

May 29, 2008 02:22 PM #7
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Eric Kodner
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Teri, it's true, I used to wave a stick at the Guthrie pit orchestra.  I also conducted orchestras for jingles (commercials) at Studio 'M' (Minnesota Public Radio) and in Dallas, with members of the Dallas Symphony. 

Before that, I was a French horn player in various orchestras.  I started out in the Israel Radio Orchestra as a hornist in the mid-1970s, right out of college.  I worked with the Tucson Symphony for a couple years and was an extra/substitute hornist for Minnesota Orchestra for a number of years.

May 29, 2008 02:26 PM #8
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Eric Kodner
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Pam, have you managed to escape being MeMe'd all this time??

I'll tag you next time.  No one should be THAT lucky!

:)

May 29, 2008 02:29 PM #9
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Eric Kodner
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Anthony,

These days, I'm probably more of a semi-conductor.

:)

May 29, 2008 03:15 PM #11
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Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
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You are one interesting guy Eric...I'll do the Meme tomorrow...I have to think of another trivia!!

May 29, 2008 03:39 PM #12
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Patricia Kennedy
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Well dang!  I'm looking for folks to MeMe, and they've all been taken!  Yikes!  What to do?

May 29, 2008 03:53 PM #13
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
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Eric:  What a great and interesting MeMe.  I had some ideas about your musical talents, but had no clue that you were so versatile, and played in so many noteworthy orchestras.  What a talented guy you are.  And, thank you so very much for your kind words about me and my blogging.  I appreciate it... more than you will ever know.

May 29, 2008 05:04 PM #14
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
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Joan -- Thanks for the kind words!  There's no hurry on the MeMe..I enjoyed the one you posted this evening!

Patricia, I wish you luck finding victims people to tag.  Dig into the newbie list maybe..

May 29, 2008 05:18 PM #15
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Eric Kodner
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Karen Anne, the compliments are genuine.  You have style and also know how to tell someone to drop dead in the most classy, genteel manner I've ever read!

:)

May 29, 2008 05:20 PM #16
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Poppy Dinsey
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Eric, I knew you'd get me!!!! I have written up mine if you want to check it out here. Yours is fantastic, very interesting and insightful, and good reasons to live in the present era too :-)

May 29, 2008 11:39 PM #17
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Keller Williams Realty - Ann Arbor, MI
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Eric,  The people of the twin cities are very lucky to have you as a Realtor(r)...you are just so interesting.  So when are we going to hear you play? 

**We want a video...we want a video**  ;-)

Love to read about you.  I'll do mine after the weekend or at the end. 

Silly guy.  Happy to follow you; the pleasure is all mine.

May 30, 2008 12:04 AM #18
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Steve Harless
Resolution Realty - Las Vegas, NV

Eric: I as a trumpet player in the navy band...I did'nt know you were a conductor! Wow, I have a deeper respect and understanding of who you are already! Thanks

May 30, 2008 02:18 AM #19
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Eric Kodner
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Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

Poppy, glad you liked the meme!  I chose you for my MeMe list because I knew it would be fun and out-of-the-ordinary, which is exaclty what this place NEEDS!

Everybody go read Poppy's MeMe!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/529522/Knowing-MeMe-Knowing-YouYou

 

May 30, 2008 03:44 AM #20
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Eric Kodner
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Karen,

I don't have a video handy, but will have to produce one sometime soon..good idea!

Here's a pic instead--

Eric Kodner

You say the nicest things!

Can't wait to read your MeMe

May 30, 2008 03:49 AM #21
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
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Steve,

I doubled on trumpet a couple times when I was working at the Guthrie.  The trumpet player got sick one evening and they gave me his trumpet and said "go learn this".  Since I'm a French horn player, it wasn't all that tough.  It took me about half an hour to get comfortable with the fingerings and the different resistance of a cylindrical bore instrument.  And when I played the show that night, a couple other brass players told me I sounded better than the regular dude!

May 30, 2008 03:53 AM #22
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Eric Kodner
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Go take a look at Joan Mirantz' MeMe..

http://activerain.com/blogsview/530622/Saga-Of-The-Super

The woman called me a beast!  Can you believe it?  Little old me(me)..

May 30, 2008 05:22 PM #23
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Eric - too funny! If you keep writing entertaining posts like this people will keep memeing you.

May 31, 2008 10:11 AM #24
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Eric Kodner
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Jackie, you have a point there.  Maybe I'm just too funny for my own damn good..

May 31, 2008 06:23 PM #25
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