For those who feel shy about emailing people they don't know,
you may pretend that we have already met, and had the
following conversation:

me: hello. it is lovely to meet you.
you: hello. it is lovely to meet you also.
me: I think we could be friends.
you: so do I.


you: I am a famous, successful art director.
me: oh really. I had no idea.
you: how could you know?
me: I couldn't possibly.
 you: I would like to hire you, and buy you a G5
and a 30" cinema screen.
me: deal.