78. Schedule a Date with Santa

Santa Visits the Arboretum of South Barrington

One of the biggest things going in Barrington this weekend, aside from turkey cooking and holiday shopping, is the chance to catch up with the big man in red. Yes, Santa has returned to Barrington and kids, once again, have that rare opportunity to get a little face time with old St. Nick.

Santa Visits the Arboretum of South Barrington

Santa and Mrs. Claus have lined up their holiday visiting hours in three Barrington area locations, starting this weekend, and I’ve got the hours so you won’t miss him before he “Ho Ho Ho’s” right on back to the North Pole…

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ONE

The Number One

We’ve finally reached Number ONE in our 10-day countdown here at 365Barrington.com and my tidbit for today is a success story that shows how best-loved brands can come from humble beginnings.

It also falls into the “Useless Trivia that May Come in Handy Someday” category:

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TWO

The Number Two

Hmmm…now what can I say about the number two? Any back seat drivers out there? If so, like me, you’ve probably pulled out the old two-second rule when reprimanding the man (ahem, I mean the “person”) behind the wheel. This is my go-to gripe when my husband gets a little 2 close 4 comfort.

Just in case you forgot ;), the two-second rule is a rule of thumb by which a driver may maintain a safe following distance at any speed. The rule is that a driver should ideally stay at least two seconds behind any vehicle that is directly in front of the driver’s vehicle.*  Yeah, I’m pretty sure Bill follows the “split second rule” when he’s in the driver’s seat.

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THREE

The Number Three

 Old English thrīe |Indo-european *TREYES, *TISORES, *TRI | Sanskrit TRÎ, trayaḥ (m), tisraḥ (f), trīṇi (f) | Greek, Attic TPEIΣ, TPIA TRÊS, TRIA | Latin TRES, TRIA | Archaic Latin *TREIES | Italian tre | French trois | Spanish and Catalan tres | Provençal trei, tres | Portuguese três | Romanian trei | Romansh trais … Read more…

FOUR

The Number Four

 Old English feower | Indo-european KWETORES KWETESRES |Sanskrit CATÙR | Proto-Hellenic QWET(O)RO- | Greek, Attic τέτταρες, τέτταρα TETTARES, TETTARA | Latin QUATTUOR | Archaic Latin QUATBORO |Italian quattro |French, Provençal and Catalan quatre | Spanish cuatro | Portuguese quarto | Romanian part | Romansh quatter | Sardinian bàtero | Old Celtic PETOR | Breton pevar … Read more…

FIVE

The Number Five

 Old English fîf |Indo-european PENKWE | Sanskrit PAÑCA | Greek, Attic ΠENTE PENTE | Latin QVINQVE | Archaic Latin PENQVE | Vulgar Latin CINQUE | Italian cinque | French cinq | Spanish and Portuguese cinco | Provençal and Catalan cinc | Romanian cinci | Romansh tschintg | Sardinian chímbi |Old Celtic PEMPE | Breton pemp … Read more…

77. Fall Back, Gain an Hour and Seize the Daylight

Daylight Savings Time Ends

I’m interrupting my 10 day countdown to something exciting and new coming 11/11/11 here at 365Barrington.com to bring you a special report for the end of daylight savings time.  If you’re struggling to find a way to spend your extra hour now that we’ve rolled the clocks back today (yeah right), never fear.  I have something that can help kill a few minutes of that extra time.

I’ve come up with list of FIVE fun things to do in and around Barrington this upcoming week so, if there’s some space in your schedule, take a few minutes, grab your calendars and read on…

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SIX

The Number Six

 Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of, “a friend of a friend” statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer.  The game … Read more…

SEVEN

The Number Seven

 Old English seofon |Indo-european septm | Sanskrit SAPTA | Greek, Attic ‘EΠTA HEPTA | Latin SEPTEM | Italian sette | French sept | Spanish siete | Catalan and Provençal set | Portuguese setes | Romanian şapte | Rumansh siat | Sardinian sète | Old Germanic SIBUM | Dutch zeven | German sieben | Danish syv … Read more…

EIGHT

Eight

 Old English eahta| Indo-european *OKTÔ(U) | Sanskrit ASHTA | Greek, Attic OKTΩ OKTÔ | Latin OCTO | Italian otto | French huit | Spanish ocho | Portuguese oito | Catalan vuit | Provençal oit | Romanian opt | Rumansh otg | Sardinian òto | Old Germanic AHTÔ | Dutch and German acht | Danish otte … Read more…

NINE

number 9

 Old English nigon | Indo-european newn | Sanskrit nava | Greek, Attic ENNEA hennea | Latin novem | Archaic Latin nevin | Italian and Portuguese nove | French neuf | Spanish nueve | Catalan nou | Provençal nòu | Romanian nouă | Rumansh nov | Sardinian nòbe | Old Germanic niwun | Dutch negen | … Read more…

TEN

Post - 10

 Old English tēn, tīen | Indo-european dekm(T) | Sanskrit dasa | Greek, Attic ΔEKA deka | Latin decem | Italian dieci | French dix | Spanish diez | Portugese dez | Catalan déu | Provençal dètz | Romanian zese | Rumanish diesch | Sardinian dèche | Old Germanic tehun | Dutch tien | German zehn … Read more…