Thursday, April 19, 2007

Where does one find the time

To blog that is?

It's tough, when people have things like myspace, facebook, msn, how about work yeah work get's in the way and let's not even forget about things like vacation, travelling and so on and so forth.

Anyway, I have now found sometime, not a lot of time but I have found sometime to sit down and organize my thoughts. Well as organized as they can be.

I recently went on a trip with 32 Sea Cadets to France and Belgium. The purpose of the tour as to see history and visit the War Cemeteries from the First and Second World War as well as participating in the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

It is fair to say that this experience was a life altering experience for many of the cadets involved. Whether, or not they realize it now or 5 years down the road...I know what we did made an impact.

As for everything else, I enjoy blogging...I hope those of you have noticed I have switched back to conservative blue, I can't imagine why I ever had orange up their in the first place.

So let me go back to Hyde Park and get on my soap box for a moment.

I had a pretty good discussion with a friend while in France, I know now that I will not stay here forever...my life started in this great province and I know my life will probably end in Manitoba as well...but the time spent between isn't going to be here.

Is it that Manitoba doesn't possess enough growth or opportunity to keep me here...that really isn't the case, is it that the economy is stagnant and job creation is purely directed towards the Civil Service, the answer would be yes...but that isn't the reason either.

So what is the reason you ask?

Well, if going away taught me anything, it's that their is enough opportunity outside of this province all I have to do is go look for it...but rest assured I am here for at least two more years while I go to Creative Communications as Red River...after that who knows.

PC Manitoba:

I am heading to the Spring Dinner on Tuesday the 24th, should prove to be a good time. I didn't make it to the fall dinner this year or the AGM but I am really looking forward to being their and running into a lot of people I haven't seen since the leadership.

Some people have pegged me as the guy who walked away...and you know something you are right I did step away. I walked away from pretty much everything except my friends. I walked away from Metis Politics, Provincial Politics and Federal Politics...however I think I have been away long enough and it's about time I reared my ugly head and started pissing people off again.

Afterall, some of you have even accused me of being a self-promoter...which is hilarity at it's finest.

So look to see me at the Spring Dinner don't worry I won't fork anyone in the eye that night...maybe later but not that night.

Glad to see the party is moving forward in a good direction, I like the new logo and the apparent new energy that is flowing from 23 Kennedy, it's a great feeling to see the party invigorated as we move towards a potential election this spring.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Can you believe I am actually posting!!!

Well the reason for this is simple, I woke up early and realized I had over 2 and a half hours to kill before I had to be in the office for our morning sales meeting...hence the post.

So what has been on my mind recently?
Well in all actuality not too much, it's been pretty blah but why...is it the cold weather? maybe, is it the fact that the New England Patriots didn't make it to Superbowl 41? maybe, or is it that I have just been swamped that I haven't had a chance to sit down and think about something meaningful to type? getting warmer, or is it that the manitoba political landscape has become relatively dry and it would be nice for things to heat up? bingo!

So here we are, on a cold Monday morning in February, the Colts have finally removed the proverbial monkey off Dungy and Manning's back and now we can get on with life.

However, let's confirm a few things before the work week starts, let's be certain that the face slap is not the new fist pound, and while playing Rock, Paper and Scissors we do not actually use the items.

Let's lay it on the line here for a moment:
I am a 25 year old male, who works and lives in Manitoba, I have two years of University left, that I pick away at like a fat kid does to a pile of steamed greens and I am relatively content with what I have in life...or am I?

It's hard to say really, I love my job, I love the people who are around me and I am content in knowing that for now I am relatively secure...however on my 25th birthday I realized that their was more I could do, that I had more potential, yet I found I was somewhere that didn't want to cultivate that potential, moreso all it did was promote mediocrity.

That somewhere is Manitoba...now before you start screaming at me, I love Manitoba, I was born here, raised here and will probably retire here...however, in the middle of it all their isn't much to do here...except go to school and hope for that Government Job!

So what is someone like me to do?

Simple, finish school, like a fat kid would finish a smartie, move away and return here to retire...

But in reality, what is the benefit to moving away...doesn't Manitoba have a growing economy (NO), doesn't Manitoba have countless opportunities for youth (NO), what about being a great place to invest in my future and a future for my future family? (NO).

But I guess if I want to retire it's gonna be a pretty decent place.

Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

No Politics today, but how about some Photo's

Morning folks!
Well the birthday bash last friday was excellent, thanks to all who came out and thanks to all who purchased many libations! It was a helluva night!

Anyway, here are some pics...the first is me with some Olympic Medals...can you tell who the Olympian is?





This was taken at the Gold Medal Plates Dinner last week, what an excellent event I can't wait for the next fundraiser for our Athletes. Great event...couldn't have had a better time!!

Next photo...



Don't you just wish you were the Grey Cup...

Have a great Thursday!

C.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

So Yeah I turn a quarter of a Century next Friday (November 3)

Afternoon!

So yeah here is the deal, I am slowly getting old and I just happen to be turning 25 on November the 3rd, so I guess the question you have for me is...what am I going to do...well the easiest answer is go out, drink and be merry!

So I have decided that it will happen on! You guessed it, November 3rd. Here are the details:

When: November 3rd, 2006
Where: The Kingshead Pub
Time: Anytime after 9:30


If you need to know more, email me at conor.lloyd@mts.net

Have a great day

Monday, October 23, 2006

Civic Election on Wednesday

Here are my thougts on the upcoming Mayoral Election, I must admit I haven't had enough time to get out and campaign which is disapointing on my part, so the best I can do today is urge all of you to get out and vote, especially if you live in the following parts of the City:

North Kildonan - Vote for my friend Jeff Browaty
St. James - Vote for my friend Scott Fielding

They are exceptional people and would bring a breath of fresh air to city council. I have to commend them for putting their names forward and seeking public office. I just wish I had the time to help them...unfortunately time has been a valuable commodity for me as of late.

One more thing, I am sure many of you have seen them, but I think they are well produced and powerful ads by the Canadian Forces, if you have a moment check them out!


Now let's talk about Studio 60!
This show gets better and better, I swear if Aaron Sorkin wrote a drama about working at McDonald's it would convince me to go back to my teenage years and work their.

Think of the drama, the Drive through girl is cheating on the crew chief with the Assistant Manager...the clock is ticking and if we don't get the big mac out in the next 60 seconds their will be hell to pay.


Anyway, I want to direct you to a new blog, a decent read and a nice addition to the realm of manitoba political blogs...so have a read if you are intersted and please disagree with him all you want!

That is about it for me tonight...time to hit the sack, but let me leave with one insiprational quote from The West Wing.

"I was watching a television program before, with a kind of roving moderator who spoke to a seated panel of young women who were having some sort of problem with their boyfriends - apparently, because the boyfriends had all slept with the girlfriends' mothers. And they brought the boyfriends out, and they fought, right there on television. Toby, tell me: these people don't vote, do they?"

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sunday night thoughts

First here is something totally funny...talk about getting totally OWNED by your BOSS...I suggest you start looking for work here, if you pull this kind of stunt.



On to politics:

Let me be honest....I haven't really paid that much attention to everything that has been going on, provincially or federally.

I do know that Peter McKay has mispoken again...but I am not overly surprised. The PMO is doing an excellent job, and the libs are in turmoil with the choice of a new leader...or should I say a place holder till a real leader comes along.

The plus side with the leadership is it ensures a consistent and beneficial conservative government, despite Gilles Duceppes threats about a Christmas election.

Civic election thoughts...well none because I could really care less.

And otherwise that is it....

Oh one more thing.....
If anyone thinks that this site is just a venue to vent your frustrations or to bad mouth the Leader of the PC Party of Manitoba, you are seriously mistaken...just because I was a schulander supporter, does not mean I do not respect or support the leader, matter of fact I support the leader and his initiatives....do I agree with all of the policy decisions, no...but he has a position, and the nice thing about our party is we don't have to be sheep and conform we can actually express individual positions...so think before you vent for no reason...I don't condone it.

Have a good night.
C.