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LettieHib

Train Spotting

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Welcome LettieHib. So tell us more about yourself. Like what is trainspotting? My imagination can come up with all sorts of things it might be, but probably isn't, like you standing between 2 trains with flags and giving them the go signal to start a train race, or maybe you sitting on top of a tall tower somewhere watching the tracks so 2 trains don't collide, or some crazy thing like that.

Anyway, welcome to Xisto, hope you come back often, make lots of posts and give us someone new to visit with. And of course, the more posting you do the quicker you can have your web site hosted here and save those $$ for having a web site.

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sheepdog,
There are two different interpretations of the term train spotting. The first is wherein people stand at a watch point, probably a tall building or hill top with a view of the tracks, and keep track of what kind of train passed by and how many of them there are. Apparently, it is a British pastime.
The other interpretation of train spotting is the use of drugs, usually heroin. Injecting heroin into the veins creates a darkening of the vein, similar to the tracks of a train and that is how it gets its name. People typically associate drug use with injections because it poses greater secondary risks, such as infections and uncontrolled bleeding if not performed correctly (although there's nothing 'correct' about injecting drugs to get high).
In the past, meditation was an euphemism used to describe drug consumption too, often referring to LSD. The peddlers of drugs probably created the notion that meditation was the same as being high because meditation was considered a cool thing to do and most people had little idea of what meditation meant or felt like.

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Well, it might be nice to think our newbie was enjoying the great view and fresh air on some tall building or a hilltop somewhere, but since they have not come back to let us know or continue their conversation, I suppose we will have to deduce that they were referring to the drug use interpretations. Maybe they are too stoned to find their way back here. Bummer. Oh well. Guess it was just more spam like we just got a great big wad off again. Do people really have such meaningless lives they have to waste their time doing this kind of junk? Especially this time of year, they should be out with friends or visiting family. Not trashing up web sites that have any desire to have their useless information.

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