Monday, July 19, 2010

Operation Squeegee Wrap-up!

Operation Squeegee has ended, and with a few last minute donations and shoppers we made it just over one million twenty thousand Lindens, that's approximately $4,000 USD!

It was an amazing experience - not only did we raise a lot of money for the National Wildlife Federation's Oilspill Recovery Fund, but there were a lot of new friendships and connections started. Thanks to all of you who participated with your donations of time, money, and creativity!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Operation Squeegee ends tomorrow!

Now is the time to come and pick up those great creations made by 50 different vendors! Come by during the final day of Operation Squeegee before they are gone. All donations go towards the National Wildlife Federation's Oil Spill Recovery Fund.

Teleport to the Home Sim

What can you find there? All sorts of things! Lot's of exclusive fashion creations for men and women of course, plus boats, vehicles, furniture, decorations, avatars, toys, poses, gadgets and more!

We've made it to $L 933,000, over three thousand USD... but we want to reach one million lindens by the end of the 15th! If you would just like to contribute, you can help by donating in any of the blue buckets on the main sim, or found around various places in SL.

More information about Operation Squeegee is available here, including final events, real-world links, and lot's of documentation.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


My mind is still blown. Operation Squeegee supporters and event hosts have come together in a BIG way, and in just under 10 days we've managed to raise $3,000.00 USD. Yeah, well over 800,000K Lindens -- and we still have a few more days to go.

There's a particular group of people that deserve your support and praise, a group of people who are remarkable in many ways; the Happy Clams @ Organica. These folks are not only dedicated to spinning some of the most mind blowing psytrance and goa in the universe and hosting many a charitable party or festival, they're also dedicated to the values of freedom, curiosity, and sustainability. More than that;

OrGaNiCa is a Multicultural Meeting Ecological and mirrored in the best festivals of Alternative Art and Culture of the Planet. The meeting brings together great lovers and artists involved in this movement: painters, jugglers, designers, musicians, mystics, hippies, visionaries or just appreciate diversity, heavily inspired by pacifism and closer contact with nature. -- DJ Grung Ergaron

I (Marian) am not a very good blogger -- and I've struggled to keep all my ducks in a row throughout the fundraiser, so hopefully I am able to do Organica and all the other wonderful venues, performers, and hosts justice by extending my deepest gratitude for all of their enthusiasm, support, and patience. Most of all, thank you happy clammers, crazy dancers, book nerds, trivia junkies, music snobs, party people, shopaholics, builders, scripters, friends and family. I love you all. Thank you all for your kindness, I intend to pay it forward.

So with that, I am honored to announce that ORGANICA managed to, over the course of 12 hours, raise $1,100 USD for Operation Squeegee. I stopped by a day later and found the total had risen to $1,230 USD. That's just about 356,000 lindens, and about 1/3 of Operation Squeegee's donations to date. It's more than we manage to raise in eight days of work. Severalamazing DJs made art through the airwaves, if you see them, hug them, tip them, write them love notecards -- anything to show them your appreciation. Those DJs are Med Oh, Thomtrance Otoole (Organica's founder - did a TON of matching of donations, give him extra love and cookies), Mustapha Rau, Seebs Dover,Danny Colllazo, Qee Nishi, and Ahimsa Balutmake (Who also donated a crap ton of money) sure you take some time to visit ORGANICA and trance out (don't be surprised if you see me there), and maybe even become a part of their amazing tribe.

Thank you again to all the Happy Clams who donated, matched, encouraged and spent time with Operation Squeegee this weekend, and all the Squeegees who hopped out to play at Organica.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

WOOHOO Dogglounge's Spill the DJ event raised 40,000L!

Dogglounge was one of the first electronic clubs dedicated to Deep House Music in Second Life and Real Life. Founded by Brian Nicholas in 2006, it became a venue not only for his inworld talents but his Internet station The inworld club has now been placed in the loving hands of Ms. Sidda Leigh who contiinues to grow and cultivate the Dogg's gourp of dedicated follower. Last night Sidda hosted a wonderful event for Operation Squeegee featuring 6 hours of House Music for our worthy cause. When all was said and done, the event raised right at about 40,000L! Many, many thanks to Sidda and to all the Doggloungers - I love you Ms. Leigh! Go SQUEEGEE!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ariel Wingtips's Operation Squeegee Blogger Challenge!

Hey everybody! The lovely and talented Ariel Wingtips has thrown down the gauntlet with her Operation Squeegee Blogger Challenge! The challenge is simple and was outlined in her blog here, but I am doing the old copy and paste (and high jacking one one her pics as well) to make life simple for us all, LOL:

Here's the challenge - get your squeegee on:

(1) get the squeegee pack and squeegee antlers at Operation Squeegee vendor area - near the stage
(2) come up with a creative look - it can be a fashion pose, a group, squeegees in the wild, use your imagination...
(3) Blog it! Add to the Operation Squeegee Flicker Group -

As demonstrated by Ms. Wingtips in her pic above you can use both items available at the vendor area and non-Squeegee items. Here is Ms. Wingtips credits for ideas on how to proceed:

Operation Squeegee Items:

  • Squeegeefied Antlers - free from Operation Squeegee
  • Squeegee prop - thank you gift when you donate to the operation squeegee donation bucket
  • Revolt Gasoline Coveralls - Operation Squeegee 50% donation item
  • Squee ducky shoulder pet - Free at Fire GOOD!!! Operation Squeegee cart.
Non Squeegee Items:
  • Comabat Boots - Abyss
  • *League* Sports Socks (Grey)
  • BEST Pigtails EVER: ** Amrita**[Kasandra-Noon] Carrot-R Blue by Atsuki Kayo
  • skin: L.Fauna {Lapine . Pale 2} [Acres] OO
  • pose: [LAP] - C-Strip Tease
So come on bloggers, take the Operation Squeegee Challenge Today!


Events Not To Miss!

You shouldn't miss any events if you can help it, but here are a few special large programs and things to do to support Operation Squeegee that have broad appeal. Please send a big thank you to all the partner sims, venues and residents who have spent time, resources, and given us the gift of space in order to further our mission of raising money for the National Wildlife Federation. Be sure to check our calendar, and also the Home Sim and Grid Wide events tabs. How about we raise another $1,000 dollars this weekend -- wait, no, how about we try for $3,000? I think we can do it. Thanks again volunteers, venue and business owners, bloggers, merchants, organizers, hosts, DJs, musicians, storytellers and sim donators!


Virtually Speaking W/ Jay Ackroyd | 6:00Ppm SLT Thursday, July 8th | @VirtuallySpeaking
Virtually Speaking: The Unfolding Environmental & Social Disaster in the Gulf; Join our guests Riki Ott & Fishgrease.

Riki Ott, marine toxicologist, author and Exxon Valdez survivor. Riki Ott, PhD, shares stories of oil spill impact to cleanup workers in Sound Truth and Corporate Myths. Her latest book, Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez (Chelsea Green, 2008) explores the social trauma of this disaster. Riki is a national spokesperson with Move To Amend, a grassroots coalition working to abolish the legal doctrine that allows corporations to claim constitutional rights and undermine legitimate democracy.

An oil and gas expert of many years, Fishgrease writes about the ineffectiveness of British Petroleum's attempts at cleanup and control. His clear and passionate posts have been picked up by The Rachel Maddow Show.

Delia Lake (Center for Water Studies) is creating an immersive Gulf Habitat, with help from Kaikou Splash - Splash Aquatics - and Jon Haskell

FRIDAY July 9th

Dogglounge | 1:00pm till 7:00pm SLT Friday, July 9th| @Dogglounge
Dogglounge Internet radio and Dogglounge's Second Life club streams an international blend of eclectic soulful and deep house music featuring live DJ's from across the globe.

Surrealist Games & Music from the Future | 9:00pm SLT Friday, July 10th | @Home

Join Armada's android and Operation Squeegee events coordinator, writer, and DJ Marian Dragovar for a night full of indie electronica, rocktronica, poptronica, and every kind of -tronica in between and hilarious mind bending writing games. Games are non competitive and inclusive, improvisational and wacky, fun for everyone! Come get creative at the Home Sim.

SATURDAY, July 10th

Storytelling @ Main Stage | 2:00pm SLT & 3:00pm SLT Saturday, July 10th | @Home
Join storytellers Derry McMahon and Elegia Underwood for virtual story hour to support operation squeegee. Relax and listen to great legends and folklore. Derry tells Dryad stories at 2:00pm and Elegia brings a surprise to stage at 3:00pm! Be there or be square.

Liberty Sim Rent-a-Ho and Fashion Show | 9:00pm SLT Saturday, July 10th | @Liberty
Not only eye candy for your arm, but you can find hot fashion as well, and all on a good conscience. Liberty's first ever date auction, where you can bid to win a date with SL's finest beefcakes and hotties. Followed up by a super sexy fashion show, showcasing Liberty and Squeegees top notch designers. 100% of the Rent-a-Ho proceeds will go to Operation Squeegee, as well as any items bought from the Squeegee Specific vendors.

Organica Psytrance Marathon| 12:00pm til 12:00am SLT Saturday, July 10th | @Organica
Organica emphasizes freedom, nature, and peace taking patrons to transcendent heights through spinning the best psytrance/goa electronica experience on the grid.

SUNDAY, July 11th

Chilbo Community Summer Bloc Party | July 11th 10:00am to Noon SLT | @Chilbo
Chilbo community is a mainland community that is host to artists, educators, musicians, writers, students, and people from around the world. Chilbo Community will be hosting their Summer Faire from July 4-11, and will be rounding out our festivities on that last day with a main street parade and block party!

Belly-Up Presents: The Little Mermaid | July 11th 6:00pm SLT | @Armada Breakaway
The Steamlands Performing Arts Guild or SPAG is dedicated to bringing Quality Theatre not just to the Steamlands but to the whole of Second Life. Utilizing Music, acrobatics, dance and even brulesque, we strive in bringing you the most entrancing virtual theatre experience! Belly-up ballet is a mermaid ballet company emphasizing storytelling through performance and music. Enjoy Belly-up's choreographed dance performance of the classic fairytale The Little Mermaid set to a unique soundtrack of music. All proceeds benefit Operation Squeegee.

But that's not all - NO, that's not all!
We have an amazing selection of DJs, Live Performances and Trivia to enjoy throughout the weekend. Keep an eye out for event postings in our groups, and visit the calendar page to see our scheduled events. Make sure you attend a TriviaAid event (both at the Home sim and Grid-wide) before the week is out, and that you stop over to Coconut Monkey to hear some live music! Visit the Grid-Wide page for more info, and keep an eye out for event notices from Thursday through Sunday!

Coconut Monkey Schedule:
Performances subject to change, please see group notices for most up to date information.

6 pm slt Harper Messmer (live)
7pm slt Essence Balasimo (live)
8pm slt Ariel Franchini
5-7 pm slt DJ Damien Wilder
7 pm slt Covenant Wylder (live)
8pm slt Kelvinblue oh (live)
8 pm Dale Katscher (live)
9 pm Capo Freenote (live)
10 pm Jordan “Adrienne” Deezul

All events included in this listing are dedicating 100% of their income via tips and squeegee vendor sales to Operation Squeegee's fund raiser for the National Wildlife Federation's oil spill fund. If you have an event planned for this weekend and would like to donate 100% of the funds raised during said event, please contact Marian Dragovar to iron out all the details and get put on the calendar.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We Have Raised $1000.00 US For NWF In One Week!

Just under one week under our belts here at Operation Squeegee and we have already raised $1000.00 US Dollars! Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed their time, efforts and money to this wonderful cause. We still lots of events going both on and off the sim including the Rent-A-Ho Auction and Fashion Show at the Liberty sim this Saturday the 10th! We also have an in world group you could join for notices of events - just search for Operation Squeegee. Okay that's it for now - See ya soon!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

WOOHOO!!! The Velvet Raised Just Over 32K for Operation Squeegee!

YAY for the Velveteers! The Velvet finished their Operation Squeegee event a couple hours ago and brought in just over 32,000L! Many, many thanks to Astrud Sands, the manager of the Velvet for organizing the event - You Rock Lady! So who will beat out the Velvet next? Perhaps the venerable house music venue Dogglounge? Come on Sidda - the Doggloungers Can Do EET!! Go SQUEEGEE!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Operationa Squeegee is officially OPEN!

Woohoo!!! Operation Squeegee is officially open. The blogger preview night got us started with a bang and we are already up to 42k! We have lots of goodies for you to peruse and purchase for your pretty little avatar so come on over to Ctrl Shift H - the official home of Operation Squeegee. Along with shopping we will also be offering tons of fun events for you guys over the next couple weeks including DJ's and live artists at both the official home sim and various off site events. As a matter of fact two of my favorite clubs in all of SL, The Velvet & Dogglounge, will be hosting events as well, WEEEEEE (gotta plug my peeps folks, LOL). For a full list of schedueled events click here!

So TP ASAP to Operation Squeegee and get ready for tons of fun!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Hi Squeegees!

Our event calendar is starting to fill out. Wowza! I'm still looking for more talent, especially for live musicians and storytellers. Check your friends lists and pester anyone you think might be interested in being a part of our amazing project; we're only one week away from the kickoff of Operation Squeegee. On behalf of the squeegee planning crew to all of our current and future events volunteers: Thank You! Your time and talent are precious, and we are glad to have you on board.

Now, on to the news. Here's a sneak peak at our performers and entertainers lined up to present squeegee events:

Crap Mariner: Quirky writer, storyteller, and cranky autonaton Crap Mariner tells tales of brilliance and the bizarre.
Elegia Underwood: Steamlander, mistress of stories and poetess, Elegia Underwood enchants with her soothing voice and clever wit.
Marian Dragovar: Steamlander and quirky android Marian Dragovar performs and reads poetry and folktales from around the world.

Do you want to tell, read, or perform a story? See the "Call for Events" page.

Music Venues:
The Velvet:
The Velvet is one of the oldest indie rock clubs in Second Life, being snobby about music since 2006. We're excited to host Operation Squeegie. Some of the best, most musically knowlegable DJs we could find can't wait to entertain your Lindens right out of you -- for a fantastic cause.
Organica emphasizes freedom, nature, and peace taking patrons to transcendent heights through spinning the best psytrance/goa electronica experience on the grid.
Dogglounge Internet radio and Dogglounge's Second Life club streams an international blend of eclectic soulful and deep house music featuring live DJ's from across the globe.

Games & Social Activities:
TriviaAid & Friends:
TriviAid is a group of Second Life trivia players and live quiz hosts who have come together to hold and attend trivia event fundraisers devoted to selected causes. Operation Squeegee is our first venture, and we hope to have more to come. Look for us at the fundraising site and elsewhere in the event calendar during the middle week of OpSquee to join us for brainteasing and fun! You can find regular trivia events to attend in Second Life at

Performing Arts:
Ambrose Steampunk & the Steamlands Performing Arts Guild:
The Steamlands Performing Arts Guild or SPAG is dedicated to bringing Quality Theatre not just to the Steamlands but to the whole of Second Life. Utilizing Music, acrobatics, dance and even brulesque, we strive in bringing you the most entrancing virtual theatre experience!


We still need volunteers! If you're interested in being a storyteller, performer (musician, DJ, etc), off-sim venue host -- or if you are interested in serving as an educational liaison and event host at our various events, send Marian Dragovar an e-mail or notecard. DJs please contact Obsolete Aeon.

With love,

Events Coordinator
Operation Squeegee

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Operation Squeegee's Blog Roll Grows!

Operation Squeegee is going full steam ahead! As the official "blogger wrangler" I am very happy to announce the following bloggers are joining us for the event:

Also, some of the bloggers are also merchants as well, YAY! Thank you everyone for volunteering for this worthy cause. Please add our site to your readers or keep checking back for more info as we get closer to the launch date of July 1st.

See ya at the event,


Friday, June 11, 2010

Creators, DJs, Events, Bloggers, and Volunteers

Seeking contributors and volunteers to participate in an SL exclusive fundraising effort to support recovery efforts from the ongoing gulf oil-spill.

The event will run from July 1st - 15th, and will have lots of events and publicity associated with it, as well as a vendor merchandise area with donated items for sale!

Funds raised through Operation Squeegee will go to The National Wildlife Federation. Funds that are donated to the federation will support the following efforts:
  • Development and deployment of the National Wildlife Federation's Gulf Coast Surveillance Teams, a volunteer network that is being organized to monitor the coast for wildlife impacted by the oil spill. Beyond the initial surveillance needed, this effort will then shift to long term volunteer restoration programs.
  • Restoration of vulnerable nesting and breeding grounds, as well as other delicate ecosystems found throughout the Gulf Coast for water birds, sea turtles and other animals.
  • Public education about the oil spill and its impacts on wildlife, including our online efforts at and informing the press and others about the impacts the oil spill is having on coastal communities and wildlife.
  • Policy work at the national and state level to support restoration of habitat in the Gulf Coast and better protection of our waters and coastlines.
You can read more about their efforts on thier website!

This link will take you directly to their donation page.


On the tabs at the top of the page locate what best fits your area of interest and follow the instructions on that page! If your area of interest is not specifically detailed above, then please contact Tidal Shoreland directly via notecard in-world.

Thank you so much!
Tidal Shoreland - Director / Treasurer of Operation Squeegee, 2010
aka Further Monday, Founder