Thursday, March 22, 2007

3/22 I love Mississippi! And I love The Joys of Coffee!

I'm not lying when I say I've never lived in a place where people are so friendly and gracious.

Lots of people are excited about the Starbucks that's coming in. (We currently don't have one.) I'm excited too, and but won't go there unless I'm with someone else who wants to go. Does this surprise you? I'm the gal who posted about stopping at Starbucks every morning in Milwaukee on my way to work. At the same time though, I frequented Alterra coffee which was a local coffeehouse, but only went there on the weekend because it was far from work.

Local businesses need to be supported. Every morning on the way to work I stop at The Joys of Coffee for my decaf Americano. After Katrina, Joy came right back in, cleaned up the place and started making coffee. That's a great story. And Joy is such a welcoming and friendly person. She, Matt, Sloan, and the young woman whose name I don't know do a great job there. And I'm greeted every morning with, "Good morning, Miss Jeri." How can you beat that?

They're closed on Sunday, so then I drive to Ocean Springs to Mocha Moose for a coffee. I sit on the porch and read or watch the world go by.

I love Mississippi. (We'll see what I say when summer comes.) But how can I not love a location where palm trees grow?

14 comments:

Monkling said...

I guess we'll just have to make sure you have one of those propeller fan hats.

Jer said...

Amen, Monk. I'm already thinking I need to carry portable fans with me wherever I go.

megan said...

Congrats! It all sounds very cool. I'm so glad that everything worked out- funny how the cosmos rearranges itself to make these things happen... I mean, a year ago, who'd have thought you'd be in Mississippi now?

rob said...

It all sounds wonderful, mom. I'm glad you're making new friends and acquaintances there in MS. Friendly people really do make a difference in our days, don't they?

It's gonna be hot this summer, but I'm sure you'll find a way to beat the heat.

David said...

Beat the heat with an iced americano!

Jer said...

Yeah, Meg, a year ago we were rehearsing for BroadMinded's debut. Now I'm a million miles away. I sure miss you guys.

Jer said...

Yeah, Rob. They makes a substantial difference. Love you.

Jer said...

DF, I like the way you think.

Kelly said...

Wow, you've been busy since I've checked in last. Apparently I'm not on the computer enough!! I think the south is always known for it's hospitality. Sounds like you fell into a great place with great people. I agree with supporting the local businesses. We are getting a Starbucks too....not too far away from Coffee on Broadway which I love. I don't want anything to happen to their business. And working for a small private business myself, I know how differently they treat their customers as opposed to the big chain stores. We really get to know our customers on a personal level.
How cool that Jeff is coming down. Is Deb or any kids coming too?? THat will be a neat experience for him I'm sure

Jer said...

Kel, it'll be just Jeff with his church group. I think it's all guys. They'll stay at Camp Biloxi, but it's so close to my office that I'll see him lots. Plus I'll have him out to my house to visit too.

Joe said...

How could you not love it in Mississippi ..... Home of Elvis, The Blues, Brett Favre and a center for slavery and the Ku Klux Klan. And I love their cotton.
Proud of you sis.

Jer said...

Joe, I know you meant the part about "proud of you," so thanks. And even thanks for the laugh. I do know you love(d) Brett Favre. Me too. Sigh.

Jer said...

Joe, I know you meant the part about "proud of you," so thanks. And even thanks for the laugh. I do know you love(d) Brett Favre. Me too. Sigh.

Jer said...

Oh, just went out on errands and now I'm drinking an iced Americano, DF. :)Now back to work.