Beth Spotswood (whose day job seems to be writing 38% of the blog content in San Francisco) is to be adored. In addition to having a Wikipedia entry and coming to Tendernights, she also allowed herself to descend to the depths of quiz night at Edinburgh Castle despite being at a post quiz night time in her life:

I have a penchant for the 1990’s, all television, medical oddities, long-term kidnappings, local history, current teen interest, celebrities and serial killers.

It’s a good read that includes what I assume to be the dream of any American girl when it comes to a man from Amsterdam:

Les and I enjoyed breaks from the Dutch every time a woman approached the bar to order a drink, because their attention would instantly be diverted to the fresh meat. This whole fiasco would have been entertaining to watch, had we not been their convenient back-up plan.