If the first paragraph didn't scare you away then here is a little something for you to bite in to. The recipe that makes up what is known as ME; two huge scoops of sarcasm with equal parts optimism, a dash of cynicism , large scoop of drive and motivation, all mixed together with some competitiveness then topped with intelligence and the never ending quest for knowledge of a student. As a side dish I offer a little bit of serious with a whole lot of silly.
All that being said, What will lead me to initiating an e-mail, first: Look at my profile, good way to show a little bit of interest. Second: Actually the first one is enough, as long as there seems to be a chance of some chemistry.