Last Sunday it was blustery and so it was de rigueur that I wore a scarf, adding to my Walter Mittyesque
belief that I was behind the controls of a Spitfire in the Battle of Britain.
THE SECRET LIFE There was more than a trace of Walter Mitty in Ross and you had to be careful what you said around him in case it might trigger a flight of Mittyesque
I think the very interesting thing that he said about Out of My League was that it was "the dark side of the moon of Walter Mitty," which was extremely accurate, because so many people consider what I do as Mittyesque
In wilder ones, he took a 1965 Mustang GT 350 on the vintage racing circuit, running -- and often winning -- Mittyesque
duels with other don't-quit-your-day-job drivers on famous tracks like Daytona, Sebring and Watkins Glen.
But while most people's dreams of glory in Beijing or London will go no further than Walter Mittyesque
fantasies, 16-year-old Halsall is engaged in the serious business of developing an already precocious talent.
But if you find, as I do, that most fruitful in-flight encounters take place in the mind, beware of the "snore-syndrome" -- floating off into a Mittyesque
trance, and waking up to dusty looks from your neighbors.
Let's leave aside the Walter Mittyesque
elements of this strategy.
For this reason the temptation to see Reflections on Espionage as the revelation of a Mittyesque
secret life is misguided.