Here's the thing.
First of all, we detest quitters. Let's get that out of the way.
Second of all, we clearly were planning to create 30 posts about something to do with the number 30. We would show you our list of sites yet to be posted about in case you don't believe us. They would have included this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, etc.
Ergo, we feel terrible, TERRIBLE, about giving up halfway, but we have to. You see, this whole 30/30 business came about because your NB editor is turning 30 on Monday, May 15. He wanted to mark the occasion by creating six posts having to do with 30 each day of the business week preceding the "big day," a momentous way to say goodbye to youth forever. However, Mrs. Nature had her own way of making sure youth would be remembered by giving your NB editor a dastardly case of the most youthful of afflictions, strep throat.
Yes, we have strep throat and we want to die. Well, actually we want to get better because we're going to Tennessee for the 30th birthday, and strep throat was not invited.
So, please accept our sincerest apologies for not completing the task at hand. Actually, you're probably thrilled this whole charade is over, but we are programmed to feel guilt when we let someone down. And, as you may know, we hate quitters. But, being as it is nearly impossible for us to complete the simple task of swallowing, coming up with 16 more posts about 30 in the next two days is a mathematical conundrum we're not presently fit to compute.
Please enjoy today, tomorrow, your weekend, next Monday and next Tuesday. In lieu of gifts, please make a donation in the NB's name to a charity of your choice, specifically this one.
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