I learnt Bridge from my parents as a teenager in the 1970s. It was all ACOL in England then with 4-card majors and weak No Trump.
Why do I play? I like solving puzzles, working in a partnership, and the right amount of bluff - more than Chess but less than Poker.
I also like the short games - after 13 tricks you go on to the next triumph or disaster. (Usually the latter in my case.)
Best Bridge moment
When Herr Spitzli, a former president of Quodlibet, congratulated me on my declarer trump play. And, even better, scolded his partner for letting me sneak one or two tricks past her by doing it.
Most embarrassing Bridge moment
In Internet Bridge I saw people using the term "tush" so I did as well thinking it meant "I made a mistake". After I had said it to my (male) partner quite a lot I was told that it meant "thank you sweetheart".
Best advice I got or would give
I think "Length before strength" when assessing which suit to bid. But I never overcall with a rubbish suit, that's a crime!
Declarer or defender
Defender because then I can blame partner too! (only joking).
Most hated contract
Slams usually paralyze me with fear as declarer. Like riding my motorbike there is little margin for error there.
One day I'd like to be able to do a squeeze play on purpose.