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April 21, 2010

A day in the life of Sam Sessa

The Baltimore Chop's comment about shadowing me got me thinking: What does my typical day look like? It looks something like this ...

sam sessa has devil ears and a tail and smokes three to four  cigars a day6:15 a.m. -- Awaken.

6:30 a.m. -- Begin blogging.

9 a.m. -- Get ready for work, hopefully with a few blogs written.

10 a.m. -- Smoke first cigar.

10:30 a.m. -- Freak out because a story is due at noon and it hasn't been written yet.

12:15 p.m. -- File story, take a deep breath, eat lunch at my desk (typically a tuna fish sandwich with a little Ziploc bag of Cheese-Its).

1 p.m. -- Frantically research for interviews with various musicians and/or bar owners.

2 p.m. -- Conduct interviews with various musicians and/or bar owners.

3 p.m. -- Smoke second cigar, feet propped on aged oak desk.

4 p.m. -- Scramble to write a couple more blogs and/or file second story of the day.

5 p.m. -- File second story of the day/blogs. Leave for the gym.

6 p.m. -- Smoke third cigar while on elliptical at gym.

7 p.m. -- Eat an oven baked Freschetta pizza (Naturally Rising all the way, baby).

8 p.m. -- Head out for nightlife column, or, if the nightlife column has already been reported, crack open an ice cold Clipper City Loose Cannon, pour into frozen mug and watch "Law & Order: SVU" on the couch.


(Photo illustration of Sam Sessa by Sam Sessa)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:29 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Random stuff


Doing Mencken proud!

I hope you're not eating tuna everyday! Think of the mercury!!!!

@Nakiya -- I wish I could afford to eat fancier, mercury-free food, but I gotta live on a journalist's salary. Chipotle does sponsor my radio show, though. That's pretty sweet.

I noticed that there isn't a slot for "clean my desk". This certainly explains the prizes for the name that bar contest.

I jest.

Hummus sandwiches?

CHIPOTLE EVERYDAY??????????????????

That's would I would do.....

Nakiya, Ha, fortunately for my waist line, free Chipotle is only once a week. I used to eat it almost every day in college, though. Oh, and do you want to know how I wound up on Chipotle's radar a couple years ago? By writing this post:

hahaha sponsor my life!!!!!!!!!! That's what I say every day in my dreams.

That's SO AWESOME that they sponsor you because of that post!!!!!!!!

I am inspired to write a haiku about my love for Chipotle

And of course you ate it everyday at college! That's what any normal person from College Park does, including myself.

(p.s. I am not a stalker, we just happen to have mutual friends hahaha)

Loose Cannon tastes better at cellar temperature. Dammit Sessa, you're ruining good beer!

wax the 'brows, Sessa

I'm calling Clipper City to have your supply of Loose Cannon cut off until you lose the frozen mug. Heretic.

Go green Sessa - ditch the ziploc and get a reusable container for those cheese-its!!

(p.s. I am not a stalker,

That's what all stalkers say

You got nice drapes.

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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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