I am about certain things. I am always knocking on wood (I usually use my forehead for this purpose ) and I throw salt over my shoulder if I spill any. However I will open an umbrella indoors...kinda stupid to wait until you are out in the rain to open it...and I happen to think a black cat crossing my path is good luck, not bad! When my SO gave me an athame (knife) years ago I insisted on paying him a penny for it. If I didn't "pay" him for it, our relationship would have been severed (by the knife presumably). Now my best friend tells me that my family is going to have horrible luck throughout 2008 because we took the tree down before New Years Day. The dang thing was in the way! I told her I would eat an extra helping of black eyed peas and collards on New Years Day to make up for it! Oh and I will use a wooly warm to forecast winter, but don't believe in a groundhogs weather forecasting abilities. I guess it just depends on where you grew up, at least partly. What are some of y'all's superstitions?