The 14th story in the Falling Into College series by Richard Lobinske. The story occurs during mid-March, 2000.
Not surprising, Jane can't afford to leave town for Spring Break, so she decides to have an indoor beach party instead. Knowing Jane's birthday is close (March 30), To plot the birthday part of the event, CC has Daria meet her where she works as an exotic dancer. The hall near Jane and CC's room is decorated with fake palms, painted beach and lounge chairs, while the guests are in swim attire. Jane is happy with the birthday surprise and has a good time flirting with several young men. A winter storm causes the Boston roads to be closed overnight, stranding Daria, Michael, Karen and Derek.