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March 11, 2010

So I got that City Paper award

midnight sun's various awardsBehold, the physical proof of Midnight Sun's award-winning-ness.

This makes up for all those blue ribbons I never got at the county fair as a child.

Damn you, tractor pull!

With all these awards, I'm going to have to get a bigger desk. And a bigger ego.

All this recognition was too much for my old ego, which split at the seams.

No, wait, that was my waistline, from all those $1.25 Clipper City Golds at Down the Hatch ...

Damn you, Hugh Sisson!

Anyway, I'd like to thank my parents, for having me, and my grandparents, for having them. And all the little people I robbed to bribe the City Paper.

Now, I've got to run out to Wal-Mart and pick up some Windex to polish the plastic cover. Man, I wish there was one near here, like, in Remington or something. Hee hee.

(Photo by me)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:20 PM | | Comments (12)
Categories: Random stuff


We're going to need a bigger boat.

I'm shocked you beat out Avatar.

I don't recall the Kent County Fair having a tractor pull.

Congrats, Sam!

Oh and in case anyone is wondering how I got the award, City Paper publisher Don air lifted it in with his helicopter. I stood on the roof of the Sun and helped guide the drop with cigar smoke.

At the very least, did he offer to share some of that cake with you?

Congrats on the award!

we can smoke on the roof now???

classic mistake of forgetting to thank the significant other :(

Haha well, at no point was I being serious about my thank yous.

If I were to do a serious thank you post, it would read like this:

Thanks to my lovely wife for her patience in putting up with my blogging antics, thanks to my loving parents, thanks to the folks at the Sun for giving me a chance and thanks to all the Midnight Sun gang for helping the blog be such a success.

Oooooo Sessa! you such the eggomaniac strutting a round in your cordurroy dungarees singing your own songs for the chickenbirds to be pleased! Wooooooooooosh just like that am I gone

"I don't recall the Kent County Fair having a tractor pull."

The kid's cast iron pedal type.

They didn't call me Sam "Furious Feet" Sessa for nothing, you know.

Pierre A.,

Anyone ever tell you that you look your best receding into the distance,
even if one is looking at your derriere.
It is an event that improves the esprit de corps of the Midnight Sunners immensely.


Your an eggomaniac?
Does Amie regularly serve waffles for breakfast.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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