A couple nights ago, Isaac and I were reading a book on mythical creatures before bedtime. I asked him what his favorite was, and he couldn't think of one. I thought I'd start so I said my favorite creature was Ganesh because he's a big elephant and his chariot is a little mouse and I thought that was so cool. He thought hard, and started listing off...
"Uuuuum, I like pizza, I like hot dogs, I like Hong Kong, I like whales..."
He paused just long enough for me to grab a pen and paper. He kept rattling off in the same rhythm, "I like this, I like this, I like this..." for almost an hour, with hardly any pause.
Two hundred fifty items later (with very little repeats), he said he was done. The resultant list is both random and logical, and I bet if you asked any 5-year-old boy what his favorite things were, you'd get the exact same list. No wonder little kids are so happy: they can sit there and fill the time thinking about things they like and why they like them. So amazing.
And thus this website was born:
It shows one randomized thing on his list at a time, and if you click anywhere on the screen or refresh your browser, it will take you to the next randomized thing. My personal favorites are "the Arctic tundra" and "myself."