The 7th story in the Falling Into College series by Richard Lobinske. The story occurs during late November 1999.
When Karen's tight financial situation prevents her from going home for Thanksgiving, Daria invites her to stay with her in Lawndale. Just as classes let out before the break, Michael Fulton asks Daria out on a date, which she declines. Over the holiday stay, Daria helps Karen find extra college funding and everyone learns that Stacy Rowe has secretly started racing cars when she wins a local amateur race. Daria also learns the story of how her parents met and started dating.