According to Urban Dictionary

Boheme - Carefree lifestyle unbounded by convention.

Bohemian - Movement of artist and poets in late 19th century France, especially in Paris. Bohemians believed in living outside of the bourgeois (conventional, middle class) mainstream culture. Bohemians were against the Salon (the institution that controlled the literary and art market in France until the turn of the 20th century)and believed that art and literature should be radical. They often gathered in "cafes" and drank absinthe. Many Bohemians were politically radical, being either anarchists or members of the Commune de Paris during the Franco-Prussian war. The Bohemian movement died out at the turn of the century but had a large influence on later movements such as surrealism, the beat generation, and punk rock.
Toulouse - Lautrec depicted the romanticized life of many Bohemians, although the reality of the life-style was often very difficult and tragic.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Be careful which cheese you choose.

One of the things France does so well is cheese. walk into any supermarket even the small ones and there is a huge range of cheeses for all occasions. Not to mention the Fromageries which are shops devoted entirely to the sale of cheese.So, it is easy to find cheese and not knowing a lot on the subject except that I like cheese, I have been trying different ones. Mostly I do like the ones I have tried, however there is one drawback to many cheeses and that is the smell. It is quite amazing actually how bad some cheeses can smell. To make matters even worse is that apartments in Paris are nice and small. Tonight as i sit writing this I can't quite seem to get rid of the smell of the particular cheese that is now sitting in my refrigerator and it seems that if I open the fridge for something the ("delightful") smell re wafts around my little room. So the moral of the story is be careful of which cheese you choose when living in a small apartment.

1 comment:

Sammi said...

ewwww... smelly cheese!!
Did you still eat it??