Our Chief Panda Officer, always near the genesis of an inspired idea (or cocktail), often recalls Marcel Proust’s wit for answering Victorian parlor game questions. Pixel has traveled far from the salons of Paris, but her interest remains piqued in which questions truly reflect a person’s character. Packing just the right amount of punch, NJI created The Pixel Questionnaire to give a glimpse into the inner workings of some of our most intriguing minds.
Senior Vice President of Finance Sarah Fritz joined Pixel for a brisk morning ride to share a little more about what makes her tick. After, our thoughtful Chief Panda Officer drew an epic bubble bath for our beloved numbers guru and bribed a particularly adorable toddler with a loaf of delicious challah.
What is your spirit animal?
Thoroughbred mare. Can be anxious and high strung, but struts with confidence from time-to-time.
If you could breed two animals together, what would they be?
Eagle + Horse = Pegasus??
If you had a superpower?
Not having to sleep!
What is your most unusual talent?
Perhaps not unusual, but good ol’ fashioned gut instinct.
On what occasions do you lie?
When my son asks for more bread. Oops no more bread in the house!
If not yourself, who would you be?
A riding instructor living on a horse farm.
If you could jump into a pool of something, what would it be?
100 degree water full of epsom salts, topped with a foot of bubbles.
What would you do if you got stuck in an elevator?
Panic. Then use my adrenaline burst to Mission Impossible my way out somehow!
What is your favorite drink?
Purple Haze beer.
If a movie were made about your career, what would be the title?
Short Stories on Things You’d Thought You’d Never Learn While Helping Run Small Businesses.
You’ve been given an elephant. What do you do?
If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Gnocchi in marinara.
Your most treasured possession?
My son. When he’s not asking for more bread please.
Do you have any superstitions?
Don’t pick up a coin if it’s tails up.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Roman Empire to see that magical city in its original form.
What is something you hate but wish you loved?
Garden gnomes — what do you think?
They’re always watching…
If you joined the circus, what would your circus act be?
The horse act of course.
What one object do you take with you on a desert island (you have water and food already)?
Who inspires you?
Moms! Working, stay at home, all of the above.
What is something you get wrong every time you try?
Processing a linear thought after midnight.
Who would you like to sit next to on a 10 hour flight?
My late grandfather and grandmother. I have so much more to talk to them about.
What was the last gift you got someone?
Cannolis for my family.
If you could talk to one species of animals, which one would it be?
Equines, although they “say” plenty without uttering a word.
If NJI were a television show or movie, what would it be?
It’s a Wonderful Life.
Who will Pixel interview next? The subject is yet to be revealed, but your patience will be rewarded. She always has the most unexpected ideas.