to meet someone with your humor and open-mindedness on a stock board. Perhaps being the survivor of a catastrophe as great as the Dresden firebombing and being an Abductee and time-traveler also, not to mention being the literary creation of a very witty and brilliant author, has helped to expand your spiritual horizons.
Much more than good ol' Doc JunJun, I'd like to see YOU become BBT's Director of the Board, or at least spokesperson-at-large. You would be so much more interesting than any other bank "symbol."
Do you think "bullridingirl" should steer clear of the special probes the next time she goes to Hooters in Irkutsk? [Mama.......don't let your daughters grow up to get probed.]
On another subject that someone else broached, financial and tech stocks are supposed to carry investors for the next year or two. Selectivity is the byword. Stick with the winners (Citigroup, Chase, BBT, Wachovia, etc.) and avoid those who can not have fun at Hooters (First Union, Banc One, First American, etc.). Shareholders of Intel, Lucent, AOL, and ATT will be having fun at Hooters.
I have heard this rumor before and I believe for now and the near future it is merely a rumor. A good match. Both institutions embrace Cohen & Brown, have great financials and don't really overlap too much. My feel is that they are somewhat different in their approaches. I see BBT as more of a retail banker and STI as commercial. I'd buy into this one if it ever came to fruition.