The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 March 2005

Coming full circle

Northern Virginia credit-card giant Capital One is paying $5.3 billion for Louisiana-based Hibernia Corp., giving them a retail presence they didn't have before.

Oh, wait, they did. Capital One was spun off from Richmond's Signet Bank in 1995; Signet was absorbed by First Union two years later.

There is truly no new thing under the sun, or in your wallet.

Posted at 1:43 PM to Common Cents


I agree with that no new thing under the sun.

A little off topic, but I was wondering about
your bird picture. I really like it and was wondering, do you ever flip it? To look the other way?

Also, did you paint it or what?

Posted by: claretoothloose at 2:39 PM on 7 March 2005

It's always faced left; there's no reason it couldn't look the other way, I suppose, but this is the way I did the logo. (And no, I didn't do the original drawing.)

From the OAQ File:

Q. What's with the goldfinch?

A. Well, it's the state bird of New Jersey (and of Washington), but that's not why it's here. During her last days, my mother decided to spend some of her time working on crafts, and while she didn't complete a whole lot of projects, she did finish up the paint job on a plastic model of a goldfinch. She's been gone a quarter-century, but the little bird remains with me.

It's perched on my monitor at the moment.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:06 PM on 7 March 2005