By Sarah, age 17, Pennsylvania
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

When I turned 16 my sister decided that I was old enough to play volleyball with her. We usually go play volleyball at "The Shed" every Friday night, and we'd stay out till 11 just hanging out and having fun. This one particular time it was about mid-January and rather cold. My sister was in gym shorts, sweatpants and a t-shirt. I was in jeans and a hoody. A bunch of people got together and we started a game.

I was in the middle of the back row and the ball was coming straight for my face, so I backed up and squatted down into the proper form to hit the ball when I heard a ripping noise. I stood up and didn't think too much about it until I felt a huge draft of cold air hit the back of my legs.

I had torn my pants, starting at the top of the back right pocket and going down to mid-thigh! I started to panic not really knowing what to do! I quickly took off my hoody and wrapped it around my waist and calmly walked over to my sister. Everybody on my team started yelling, "Sarah, where are you going? We aren't done yet!" but I just ignored them and kept walking.

When I got to my sister I looked at her straight in the eyes and said, "Beverly, give me your sweatpants." She just looked at me with a questioning look on her face, and I continued, "Just trust me, Bev. Give me your pants."

So she quickly took off her sweatpants and gave them to me, and I went to the bathroom (which was a port-a-potty) and changed. When I came back everybody just looked at me and started laughing 'cause by this time they'd all figured what had happened. I was so humiliated!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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