Anyone heard from Ted?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Kizmet, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    He's been absent

  2. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Good news and bad news . . .

    When someone I know has disappeared, I Google their name and, on occasion, I find an obituary. In this cyber-age world, when our personal contacts, friends, and even relatives may be remotely located to us, someone’s passing will often go unannounced or uncommunicated. I recently tried getting hold of a friend in Philly who was a long-time theatre buddy and who had been in and out of the hospital with heart-related issues over many years. After a couple of months of trying his home number and figuring that he was simply back in the hospital, I finally received a disconnect recording. When I looked up his name on Google the first entry I found was his obituary – he had died some two months before.

    Anyway, the good news – there’s no obit on Ted. However, it turns out that his dad passed away four days ago. His funeral will be in three days, so I would think Ted is not checking into the forum during this time. The notice is at

    (Incidental note: After a month, there are still no obits in the Orange County Register for Abner or Kim Ivora. So this method only works if someone has died and an obit has been published.)

    Obviously, all condolences and well wishes to Ted and his family.
  3. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

  4. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

  5. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Which makes it time for a fun question.

    Yes, Ted has been absent since August 17, 2019.

    But Bruce has been absent since March 26, 2019, almost five months longer than Ted.

    And Randell123 has been absent since January 2, 2017, going on three years although still listed as a moderator.

    Therefore, why no concerned inquiries about Bruce, Randell, and other long-timers who have fallen through the cracks? :p
    (For any newbies, all of these guys are long-time moderators here on D.I.)
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Because I worry about Ted and I don't worry about the others.
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  7. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Let's jump even further back in time and ponder over the disappearance of SurfDoctor. I miss that guy.

    We haven't heard from airtorn in a while either, but he's usually creeping in the shadows doing some undercover moderating work.
  8. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Perhaps we should implement a buddy system?
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  9. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I'd like you to be my buddy because you always give me cake

  10. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    It be nice to have an update on these others DIers. I think I saw Randal as one of the Executives with Dr. Lady’s last operation.
  11. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    I was in the hospital for two or three months with a brain bleed. But I'm home now.
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  12. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Wow Ted! Just wow! I hope you're OK. You're OK? You must be OK because here you are, back at DI. Welcome back. I'm glad you're OK and back online with us.

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  13. Helpful2013

    Helpful2013 Active Member

    Glad to hear it!
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Hi Ted, I'm sorry to hear you were in dire straits, but thank goodness you're on the mend! :emoji_thumbsup:
  15. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    I am happy that you are back. Take care!
  16. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Hope that things have been going better. Being in this hospital for long periods of time, is absolutely draining, on top of the underlying conditions.
  17. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Hey, Ted!!!! We missed you. Condolences, and sorry to hear about your medical troubles.
  18. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Well, I didn’t worry about you during your extended hiatus, soooo.....:D
  19. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Mark Knopfler was sorry to hear that, too. :)
    Glad to see you're back in action, Ted. Hope things are really good for you now.

    "He got the action, he got the motion -
    Yeah, the boy can play!
    Dedication, devotion
    Turnin' all the night time into the day..."

    Dire Straits
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  20. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Welcome back Ted and Happy Thanksgiving!

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