Our touring party left Wimbledon this morning and made our way to Oxford, where I introduced the boys to real tennis (a.k.a. court tennis) at Merton College, my stomping grounds from last August. We then drove to Bath and settled into our hotel. We had a terrific Thai dinner at Yum Yum Thai (where the 2005 group also ate) and then all saw Watchmen. I was nervous about seeing this: I read the comics when they first were released in 1986-1987 and have taught the graphic novel for about a decade now. But I was pretty pleased with the film. It couldn't possibly capture the nuances and detail of the printed work, but I thought it captured the spirit of it pretty well.
Now Geoff Van and I will watch last Wednesday's episode of Lost, courtesy of iTunes.