Me: Hello, Brain. Nice of you to show up.
Brain: I was busy.
Me: Well, you could have called.
Brain: You were napping.
Me: I was cold.
Brain: You’re not a bear.
Me: And I was weighted down by the cat on my lap.
Brain: Hmmm. Well, that sounds like an excuse.
Me: Well, it isn’t.
Brain: But it sounds like one.
Me: Did you like the book?
Brain: Loved it!
Me: Could have fooled me.
Me: Where were you when I was sitting staring at an empty screen on the computer every night trying to write about it?
Brain: I was thinking about something else.
Me: What could have been so important?
Brain: I was thinking of pancakes.
Me: Fair enough.