Today I was struggling with a project that I'm doing for school. I've been doing a lot of stuff with computational linguistics, particularly with measures of lexical density. I am using a very full-featured program to mine a database of standardized test essays for the displayed diversity in their vocabulary, then correlating the diversity measure with the essay ratings. Anyhoo, I couldn't figure out how to import my data set, and I picked at it for hours, and scoured the manual. So finally I sent an email to this renowned full prof for advice. He got back to me within 15 minutes! And of course there was this totally obvious solution that mad me feel like a true noob. So that was a grateful but embarrassed feel.
Current feel status (out of ten positive feels): 8.