Leisure Features

Not So Deep Thoughts: 10.10.18

tv » safe. Netflix.
Try not to get too distracted by Michael C. Hall’s (Dexter) fake British accent during this eight-episode thriller, which seemingly is about a teenager who has gone missing. But by episode two, you realize there is much more going on in this village right outside London. Can’t imagine there will be a second season, but if you like a mystery, this is a fun one to watch.

book » lake success:a novel by Gary Shteyngart. 
A hedge fund manager leaves his wife with their autistic son to travel across the country by Greyhound bus to reconnect with his college sweetheart. Sadly, he doesn’t learn much along his journey and his wife starts seeing her married neighbor. Thankfully, one of them comes to their senses. I love books where you really can hate a character … or two or three. That’s good writing.

app » food delivery apps.
At least once a week for the last 10 years, I’ve said, “I wish Starbucks delivered.” Well, now they do! Postmates, Uber Eats, Grubhub and Doordash are all available in the St. Louis area. They offer food delivery from almost anywhere, McDonald’s to 801 Fish. For a small delivery fee, you can order dinner (breakfast and lunch are available, too) for your family on a busy weeknight—or a leisurely Saturday night. It’s so nice to have options other than pizza and Chinese!