When I was much younger, I used to bite my nails and cuticles. Perhaps from stress, possibly just a bad habit. Then one day for some inexplicable reason, I no longer felt the urge to bite my nails anymore, and I stopped.
Having messed-up hands as a kid, I never ever would have expected that one day a talented jewellery designer would ask me to model some rings for her new website.
And yet, it happened! My friend Rachel Dhawan needed some hand models, and a gathering of friends was the perfect opportunity to have some of us lend a hand – literally.
Here’s how it went down.
Getting in for the close-up
Rachel showing me how to hold the feather
The final shot
It was a fun experience… but I don’t think I’ll give up my day job.
I’ve always been fascinated by hospitals and the world of medicine: curious about the secrets of “authorized personnel only” zones, addicted to shows like House and ER, and devouring behind-the-scenes tales like The Night Shift.
Today I had a chance to tour my neighbourhood’s brand new “Superhospital”, before patients and staff move in next spring. The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) will consolidate several large – and aging – Montreal-area hospitals on one site, including The Montreal Children’s Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, and Montreal Chest Institute, as well as the Research Institute and Cedars Cancer Centre. A new Shriners Hospital for Children will also be housed nearby.
The visit was a rare opportunity to explore a huge, pristine, health-care facility before the first blood draw is taken and first baby born. Here’s what it looked like.