. . . now it's my turn to say thanks. Thanks :) I really hadn't realized how much people were liking me . . . well. Thanks for your support, everyone.
On another note -
these brownies are GREAT.
I don't know about *other* people, but I personally don't like fully cooked brownies. They end up generally a bit spongy and dry. I prefer to leave them a little undercooked, so there's still moisture - the problem is then they're gooey. Which is survivable, all things considered - there are worse things than gooey brownies.
Well, with these brownies, I thought I'd screwed up and left they *way* undercooked, because they were really gooey. Still mighty tasty though. Well, after leaving them overnight, I came back, and - they've solidified! it's, like, solid brownie chocolate now. With embedded mostly-melted chocolate chips, but not *quite* totally melted, so I get little crunches of chocolate now and then. And the crust is crunchy. These are truly great brownies.
. . . just like my friends! (okay, okay, that was contrived.)
Thanks again . . . great friends and brownies . . . really, what more could someone want?