The highlight of my daily

The highlight of my daily drive down to Menlo Park is passing by Buddy Junipero Serra. Naturally, I call him “Buddy” as an homage to Dogma‘s Buddy Christ.

It’s a great wacky statue and appears as if a committee agreed to shed the stoic, boring monk image, in favor of something more. He’s not just a priest that brought Catholicism to California, he’s dynamic, he’s your primary action item, when you enter a room he shouts your favorite catchphrases, he’s your pal, and if you were in a fight, Buddy Serra’s got your back.

“Who’s your buddy!” the statue shouts.

You are Father Serra, you are.