Author Archives: Katherine McCormick

Jinxed

This is about a folk belief that my informant has about the notion of acknowledging something, and by acknowledgement causing the situation to change for the worse. “The only superstition that I only kind of semi believe that I don’t believe at all, but if I were going to believe one this is the closest… Continue Reading »

Kings

This was received via Facebook message from my informant, and is a drinking game that she played with her friends in the UK during university. “Kings… A deck of cards in arranged in a circle facedown with an empty cup in the middle. Before you play you decide what each card value is… Some are… Continue Reading »

Friday Pizza

Every work week from 1978 through 1998, my informant had pepperoni pizza on Friday nights. It changed pizzerias as the informant moved (Melo’s in Pleasant Hill, and then the main pizza place on Bainbridge Island), but the custom remained the same. The informant stopped when he moved to Hong Kong because he couldn’t find decent… Continue Reading »