What If What??

What If What??

So I think everyone who watches Grey’s Anatomy will admit to feeling that why am I still watching this show??? feeling every once in a while. And all the husbands can point to an episode where they claim it totally jumped the shark.

And let’s face it, even I probably wouldn’t mind having that 43 minutes back (DVR version) from a few episodes. I mean, hello, the musical one? You’re with me on that one, right??

Anyway, while I don’t object to a little McDreamy, McSteamy, and McYummy (hiya, Avery! xoxo), I think it’s partly because I’m not sure what I would replace it with on the DVR, and that would send our DVR into a wild imbalance of my shows vs. my husband’s shows.

Holy crap, I just realized how sneaky he is. It’s like the new age version of fighting over the clicker—he’s stealing my space on the DVR. He doesn’t need control of the clicker; we don’t watch live TV anymore. (Do they even air live TV still?? Just kidding. Kind of. Whatever, but I’d sure like to see you try to explain to your kids that the show “is not on”) He’s totally squeezing me out!!!

Ok, I’ll deal with him later. Back to my point. Which I don’t think I’ve even started yet. Yikes, this is particularly bad, even for me!

So I was watching Grey’s Anatomy last Thursday, and of course I had to see what was coming up next week (meaning tomorrow), and all of a sudden, there it was:


WHAT IF Derek and Addison were still married?

WHAT IF Meredith Grey had grown up happy?? (this one is almost too shocking to believe!)


The whole episode is set in an alternate reality of what would their lives be like if other events had (or hadn’t) happened.

So I did a little sleuthing and saw that wow, if I were really a true fan instead of the pathetic DVR-hog that I am, I would have seen the articles I linked to above and here—some posted as early as December.

But who cares about that.

The point is, I am the pathetic DVR-hog you see blogging before you, and instead of reading Grey’s fan articles, or watching ABC.com’s previews, I’ve been reading something else that’s suddenly sounding verrry similar.

WHAT IF I told you what that is right now?

WHAT IF we continue this conversation tomorrow?

WHAT IF YOU got to choose?!?!


Choose this in the comments—clicker vs. remote? I say clicker.




I clearly missed the coming in TWO weeks part of the teaser. I should have known something was wrong when I read it was for February sweeps and I was like wow, is it February already? I don’t think so.

But that thought flitted in and out of my head, as so many do, and I moved right along.

WOW. This totally messes with my plan.

WHAT IF I got more than 4 hours of sleep each night?

WHAT IF I actually pulled off a tease, and then gave you what you wanted the very next day???

I guess that really would be an alternate universe!

But you know, this isn’t so bad. Because I have a lot to say on this topic. In fact, so much that I had to cut my post in half last night. It wasn’t even supposed to be a tease. I was just getting too blabby. And you know if I’m saying that, it must be true.

Therefore, I will take this time—these next 8 days*—to discuss my thoughts on WHAT IF?!?!?!?!

*Please note this is NOT a commitment to blog daily for the next 8 days. I’m sure you are grateful for that.

  • Kimberly Sabatini
    Posted at 08:03h, 25 January Reply

    Remote…how can we be so close and yet so far?

  • MaryAnn
    Posted at 08:29h, 25 January Reply

    The worst is when I finally get the house to myself, no hubby and no kids. I get my soda and snack, get all comfy on the couch and think, “WhooHoo, no interruptions, just me and my show.” and then I can’t find the channel changer!!!! The kids have lost my channel changer. waaaaaaa!

    It’s enough to almost make me cry. 🙁

  • Jeffrey Martin
    Posted at 09:25h, 25 January Reply

    ClIcker, indeed 😉

  • Jennifer Wilck
    Posted at 09:30h, 25 January Reply

    I once tried to explain to my kids the difference between DVR’d shows and live shows. Everyone’s heads exploded. Not a pretty sight. My husband tries to take over the DVR with movies, which he’s eventually forced to erase without watching because we run out of room. I pretend to be calm about the shows we won’t have room for, he panics, and poof, more space. Have you read the Grey’s blog, written by the writers? I’m not sure if they’re writing it this year, but here’s the link–it’s cool to see behind the scenes. http://www.greyswriters.com/

  • Amanda Olivieri (@xamandaolivieri)
    Posted at 09:48h, 25 January Reply

    You are sneaky! I see what you did there at the end 😉 Anyway, I say remote, but my husband and his family say CHANNEL CHANGER. Yeah, I know.

  • Cassie Kolias
    Posted at 10:43h, 25 January Reply

    I think clicker is a cuter name, so that’s why I prefer it. And as for Grey’s Anatomy, I used to be a DVRer until I became a poor college student, but still can’t figure out why I’m a devoted Hulu-er of this show still!

  • Patrick Alan
    Posted at 10:49h, 25 January Reply

    WHAT IF this blog had been about Castle? Why are there episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on my DVR? WHAT IF I delete those episodes?

  • Turndog Millionaire
    Posted at 10:54h, 25 January Reply

    ‘What If’ is such a big part of my life (for one, my story is about this. It’s an alternative reality parallel story too, so if you could please get out of my head that would be great 🙂 ) and i’m constantly wondering:

    What if i didn’t go to work today?

    What if i spoke to that pretty girl instead of running to the corner of the room and drinking a beer with pity?

    What if i didn’t drink that weird coloured shot and ended up dancing all night?

    I am terrified of waking up at 60 and looking back, telling people about all the things I COULD HAVE done

    Matt (Turndog Millionaire)

  • Becca
    Posted at 11:06h, 25 January Reply

    I think we call it “the remote” even though there are like three of them required to figure out that there’s nothing we need to see.

  • Daisy Whitney
    Posted at 12:05h, 25 January Reply

    I can tell you when I stopped watching the show Michelle! It was a few seasons back, first episode of the season, when the Australian girl had her arms cut off in a boating accident. Hello!!! I watch TV for escape! I am comedy all the way on TV. But then again, WHAT IF I LIKED TV DRAMA? WHAT IF THAT GIRL HAD PROSTHETIC ARMS? WHAT IF A WITCH WHICH GRANTED HER NEW ARMS AND DENNY CAME BACK TO LIFE AND DANCED AWAY WITH HER TO AN ALTERNATE REALITY ON THE FERRY? I feel a Snow Patrol song coming on.

    • Wolfson Literary
      Posted at 12:58h, 25 January Reply

      Ahh, the possibilities!!

    • Aurelia Blue
      Posted at 10:52h, 05 June Reply

      Hahaha, Daisy. You’ve made me literally me “LOL” with this… my kids recently discovered Grey’s, so now, not only are we stuck religiously watching it (as in the world stops and plates of spaghetti get brought into my bed as we crowd around the GOOD TV (our only digital, largest screen) because, 1.)we don’t have DVR and 2.)they learned in school, that families that don’t eat together end in divorce, and kids of said families will most definitely fail their standardized tests, and not necessarily in that order, fyi) and absolutely no plans of any kind other than this are permitted to be made on a Thursday night that a new Grey’s episode is airing), but also DVDs of the previous seasons that my sister and I have managed to amass into a mutual “traveling” collection, now reside on permanent loan next my VCR. I may never eat another family meal without McDreamy for the rest of my life!
      What if…
      I didn’t like the show in the first place and hadn’t been watching it, so little prying eyes wouldn’t have seen it through the cracks in the door frame and become “junior Grey’s addicts”…
      What if…
      We’d put the new TV next to the dining room table instead of in my room because I wanted it to be by the good air conditioning unit…
      What if…
      The school kept its own damn moral sensibilities out of my family politics… I mean seriously, SERIOUSLY, have you met kids with Asperger’s? Have you MET kids with Asperger’s? I mean have you? SERIOUSLY????????????

  • kellylemons
    Posted at 13:03h, 25 January Reply

    With my mama brain it’s “That thing. The thingy. For to change!” with many snaps of the fingers.

  • Charlee Vale (@CharleeVale)
    Posted at 13:07h, 25 January Reply

    So as weird as this is going to sound, I believe you just helped me fix my query with all you’re WHAT IFing!


    • Wolfson Literary
      Posted at 13:09h, 25 January Reply

      What if it turned out I could solve all the world’s problems on my blog???? Including typos–that’s a your, not you’re 😉

      • Charlee Vale (@CharleeVale)
        Posted at 13:22h, 25 January Reply

        Annnnnd THAT’S super embarrassing, considering I’m pretty much a stickler for that. *blushes*


  • Daisy Whitney
    Posted at 11:48h, 26 January Reply

    She rocks at grammar too, folks.

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