What's Your "Walter Mitty"?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ZenG, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    How do you picture yourself in daydreams while you are dealing with the mundane issues of everyday life?
  2. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
  3. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
  4. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Brock Samson FTW
  5. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    I often fantasize that I'm flying Howard Hughes's

    "Spruce Goose".
  6. fjadams

    fjadams Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    That I can actually play bass and golf with anything approaching mediocre skill.
  7. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    A million or so years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the prairie and I had hair on top, I had a band that did okay on the local level and everybody thought we were going to get the big record deal that used to define success as a musician. For a couple of years we had MANY people talking to us with the assumption that a record deal was a foregone conclusion.

    Then we didn't anymore.

    Around the time Nirvana came out our audience just sort of evaporated. In six months, almost exactly. we went from playing for a crowd of three thousand to playing for a crowd named Ted.

    And Ted was a nice guy and all...but I made forty cents that night and I had to drive to Oklahoma to do it.

    My most common daydream is being back in that phase of my life and having it work out.
  8. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  9. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Something like this.


    But in reality, I'd be like:

  10. Lame as it sounds, I tend to daydream about being in Disney World. That is truly my "happy place"..
  11. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    I also think about doing this sometimes:

  12. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    "Lame"? Hardly! I was in my mid-forties when I first visited Disneyland. Damn near wept when I walked through the front gates! Always wanted to go as a kid but my folks couldn't afford it. I feel blessed being able to take my family on that trip!

    (Did Disney World in 2012!)
  13. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    My daydream self is tame in comparison to my actual self. Only I travel a lot more.
  14. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    At work, it's usually this:
  15. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England

    That first pic looks like something the qintar would do.
  16. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    My Walter Mitty is to be the studio executive that fires Ben Stiller from every future film he attempts to make.
  17. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I dunno.. got several things, though mostly I dream about living in a huge house somewhere in the middle of nowhere with only forrests and landscapes around me :p
  18. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Here's mine.
    In reality, this is close as I will ever get to to that.
  19. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    I can't count the number of times I've pretended to be Jack Nicholson as we're shooting "Chinatown"...........
  20. I always wanted to go scuba diving with sharks.......so I did.