Things to do for March 10, 2011

The Weekender

Hemingway's Rifle, Bartering for Furniture and Your New French Teacher

The weekend is in like a lion, out like an even larger lion.

Hemingway’s Rifle, Going Once...
THE BIG GUNS

Hemingway’s Rifle, Going Once...

You’ve always had a passion for big game hunting and novels about bullfighting... and apparently, some guy named Hemingway did too. On Monday, Ernest’s 98-year-old hunting rifle is going up for auction, expected to fetch around $200,000. It’s a good deal, unless you’re saving up for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s crossbow.

Flirt with French Women on Your Phone
LA VIE EN PHONE

Flirt with French Women on Your Phone

You’d like to learn French—ideally, from a flirty Parisian actress. Also, on your phone. Daphnée (aka Anne-Sophie Franck of Inglourious Basterds) will virtually guide you through French cafés, shops and clubs, repeating everything in both languages and slowly, seductively explaining the appeal of escargots.

Your Portrait in Screws
SCREW IT

Your Portrait in Screws

Oil paints. Cast bronze. Chiseled granite. All for wimps. To adequately convey your steely determination, you’re going to need a more industrial kind of portrait—like one that’s painted onto a few hundred screw heads over a plank of wood. Although the bronze statue is a close second.

Bartering for Your Couch
TRADE SCHOOL

Bartering for Your Couch

Through Friday, you’ll be able to barter online for furniture with Minnesota’s quirky furniture shop Blu Dot. (One gentleman has already snagged a couch in exchange for pledging to dance the Worm in 25 different places.) Finally, a way to cash in your collection of exotic thermoses.

The Best Notebooks on Earth
FULLY VETTED

The Best Notebooks on Earth

An adman/graphic designer set up this shop with a tightly curated stock of high-design goods like ballpoint pens, Düller sketchbooks and a clothespin-shaped pencil designed to hook into your pocket. It pretty much guarantees you’ll have the most advanced notebook in your next meeting.

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