Just call me Peggy Olson

Just call me Peggy Olson

I’m happy to announce that I now identify as a gainfully employed freelance copy writer. From now on my pronouns are Peggy and Olson.

This decision was a difficult one. But I have to be true to myself. I hope my stunning and brave stand will encourage every other Peggy Olson out there to step up and speak out.

But seriously, folks. I can’t tell you how relieved I am not to be lying awake at night worrying that I won’t be able to pay my bills. That’s not a particularly fun feeling; and it’s one I’ve had every night since 2012.

I’ve been so poor I had to learn how to mend my own clothes. And let’s just say I’m not particularly good with a needle and thread. Last year I tried to mend a torn seam in a pair of shorts. The sloppy sewing job didn’t survive the day. So I resorted to Gorilla tape.

What can I say? I identify as Peggy Olson, not Susie Homemaker.

The downside of course is now that I’m Peggy Olson, I haven’t been posting much here at PatriotRetort.com. The upside is at least my sparse posting isn’t caused by Lupus-related problems.

Getting the perfect work-from-home gig is a Godsend, let me tell you. And I am ever so grateful for it.

Since January, with social media throttling down on political content, PatriotRetort.com has taken a hit in the shorts. As a result, the per-click rate from ad revenue dropped significantly. So this job came at just the right time.

It’s only been a couple of weeks, but as I get into the groove of being Peggy Olson I’m sure I’ll get better at managing my time. And once that happens, I hope to spend more time writing here than I currently am.

But until I get there, please bear with me. It isn’t that I hate you; it’s just that I’m a workin’ gal.

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17 thoughts on “Just call me Peggy Olson

  • May 21, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Congratulations! That’s great news. Let us know where we can read your “freelance” essays. I know there are old-timers like me who started following you when you were writing at iOTWReport. I have always enjoyed your wit and insight (don’t always agree, but then, if I did it would be boring and you’re certainly not that).

    • May 21, 2021 at 4:39 pm

      That’s very kind. Thank you. Only it’s a copy writing job, not a Dianny essay writing job. For that, Patriot Retort holds the exclusive rights.

      • May 21, 2021 at 6:10 pm

        CONGRATULATIONS!!! well done Gurl!! I’ll be checking every day, if there’s something new ill really be happy. If not, ill check again tomorrow…we have immune disorder in common so I’m always rooting for you through the rough days. Good Luck, Godspeed, take good care. You are a treasure and your talent is unmatched.

        • May 22, 2021 at 11:56 pm


  • May 21, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Paychecks are nice, ain’t they?

    In the long run, the more you write, the better you get. I think that idea came from Hemingway.

    Anyway, your writing here is appreciated and I hope you keep it up.

  • May 21, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Don’t put the Gorilla glue in your hair!!

    I am now identifying as a rich 28 year old with no beer gut and no bald head. Thanks for the encouragement so I could finally come out as how I really feel. Actually I feel about 13, but 28 sounds more mature.

    • May 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      Good answer. Good answer. I like the way you think!👍

  • May 22, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Congrats, Dianny! I was worries about your Lupus when I didn’t see you posting. Glad to know there was a better reason.

  • May 22, 2021 at 9:11 am

    I am happy for you! May your new career be a huge success!

    God Bless you. Du bist ein engel!

  • May 22, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Congratulations! Awesome news!

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  • May 22, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Yea!!!! Very happy for you. Steady paychecks, whether working or retired, are great things. Though I had to find out who Peggy Olson is/was (never watched Mad Patriarchy, haven’t watched Game of Thrones either. Guess I’m behind the times).

  • May 22, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    I checked with Peggy and she recommended the iron on hem tape. I’ve used it and was pleased with the results.

  • May 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Go get ‘em tiger!! Congrats on the added paycheck!

  • May 22, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Congratulations and all of the best of wishes to you!

  • May 22, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    WAYYY COOOL!! You deserve it, and a lot more, Dianny. CONGRATULATIONS! Seriously, all these years I thought that you were a Black Woman 😉 Not too sure about the new uniform though. Cheers!

  • May 23, 2021 at 6:05 am

    You go, girl! So happy for your new job and so very glad you have that financial relief!
    One Day At A Time!

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