1. The Friday Night Movie Club (yep, Hub and me) rented The Savages, a dark comedy about an adult brother and sister (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney) whose lives are suddenly interrupted by the need to care for their ailing, estranged father. The self-absorbed siblings who must start to grow up are named Jon and Wendy, a little ironic salute to Peter Pan. Since this is a mini review, I'll just say that the acting is superb, and the movie is worth seeing for that alone.
2. I just this evening completed Julie Andrews' Home: A Memoir of My Early Years. The book covers the time from before her birth in 1935 to the early 1960's (just prior to Mary Poppins filming). Her childhood memories were surprising -- I was expecting something more idyllic. The most fascinating part of the book for me was the behind-the-scenes look at her performances. Wowser, theatre work is rigorous!