|Credit: Robert Cohen, STL Post Dispatch|
And then of course there were those times when I decided to race a tornado home. I did that a lot. Driving in torrential rain became a norm come spring and fall in St. Louis. I remember one time when a huge tornado just left my neighborhood and was headed right up 285 right towards me as I was driving home. That was fun. My boyfriend at the time called me to tell me it was coming my way. My response was that I had it within sight. Like the others in front of me and behind me, I dared Mother Nature and played chicken.
Those moments were crazy. I survived, but my smartphones didn't fair so well. I went through one a year. They either were thrown on floorboard or got banged around my cup holder. I was lucky my screen didn't crack. But somehow my phone was slower and froze more frequently than before after one of those crazy weather incidents. I went through several smartphone car mounts before I found I really like. The iPhone car mount from MobiValet is a dream for my iPhone. I have yet to test it in the snow, but I have given it a test through torrential rain. Needless to say, I'll stay out of bad weather scenarios. But if I do dare take on Mother Nature, my phone and ultimately my safety are in check.