This is from the email from my agent where he responds to my terror at his suggestion of reworking my opening chapter*. 

I know, I know. First chapters are the worst. But what I want to make sure you avoid is that first chapter that just feels so extra-first-chapter-y...

I love that.  Extra-first-chapter-y!

*For those of you who have read it, he doesn't want me to scrap the whole first chapter, as I'd feared initially.  He just doesn't think that first scene with the hangover is the best way to introduce Seth.