Posted on Apr 27, 2011 in Uncategorized | 21 Comments

The following took place between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. Events occur in semi-real time.

So last night I was hanging out with my friend Jocelyn who recently moved to NYC from Chicago (she’s a Bears fan, but cool so all is forgiven). I was showing her around my fav part of the City and ended up at this cool bar (I’m being vague for privacy reasons, Mr. Sutherland’s, not my own).

After returning from the jukebox (to make sure the person putting songs on wasn’t going to play crap – I’m generous like that), Jocelyn turned to me and said, “I think that’s Kiefer Sutherland over there.” I looked over and ten feet away from me was Kiefer Sutherland. AKA Jack Bauer. AKA my favorite character from one of my favorite TV shows of all time. Cue ridiculous excitement.

Weird thing is earlier in the evening we were talking about seeing celebrities. Generally I don’t say anything because a) what am I going to say that they haven’t heard and, more importantly, b) I respect their privacy. So there’s Kiefer hanging out with a friend. I did not want to bother him, but I love him and had to do something. So I called the bartender over and said, “I don’t want to bother Mr Sutherland, but I really respect him so much. I’d like to buy him and his friend their next drink. But again, don’t want to bother him, just tell them it’s from a fan.” The bartender asked my name and then waited for Kiefer to finish his drink. He then told them the next round is on me. I gave a little wave and thought that was it.

Yeah, no. Kiefer came over to me. Let me say that again: Kiefer Sutherland (AKA JACK BAUER) came over to ME! Yes, ME! He walked over and thanked me and said, “That’s so sweet of you, but the only way I’ll let you buy me a drink is if I can buy you one.” Um, yeah. I tried to not freak out so I said something like, “Well, if you twist my arm…” (I’m like SO cool and suave, really it’s a wonder that I’m single…). Anyways, I told him how much I enjoyed That Championship Season (the amazing Broadway show he’s currently in) and then I figured I had to do it. So I said, “Okay, I’m going to be a total geek right now. I love 24. And I’m a published author and in my first book, I named the main guy Ryan Bauer (Kiefer laughed) and in my next book there’s a Jack and Chloe.” Oddly enough, he didn’t call the Stalker Police on me.

So some time passes and I’m going about my evening (actually I was on Twitter freaking out) when there’s a tap on my shoulder. It was Kiefer again. I’m just going to let that sink in for a second. Me. Shoulder. Kiefer. Got that? He was leaving, but wanted to say good-bye. He gave me a hug and a KISS ON THE CHEEK and wished me the best of luck with my books.


So basically, it was the best night ever. Kiefer was honestly so super sweet and nice, it’s not only a testament to him as a person, but as an actor that he can play such a super Bad-A person like Jack Bauer. (Okay, let me just say again that JACK BAUER BOUGHT ME A DRINK!).

Life complete.

XOXO, Elizabeth

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  1. Kate
    April 27, 2011

    Squeeee!!! That is awesome- and I am jealous- that is all πŸ™‚

  2. Susie
    April 27, 2011

    Oh my goodness, lucky you! Is his voice as sexy in person as it is on television?

  3. Katie- Mundie Moms
    April 27, 2011

    HOLY CRAP! I am freaking out for you while reading this! WOW! Talk about the biggest fan girl moment ever. That is so awesome! KIEFER BOUGHT YOU A DRINK!?!?! and KISSED YOUR CHECK! (see I am going fan girly for you). Seriously, that is so awesome!

  4. David Macinnis Gill
    April 27, 2011

    Too bad you weren’t wearing the PaJants. He totally could’ve signed them.

  5. Alyssa Goodnight
    April 27, 2011

    That is so unbelievably cool! What a sweetheart! I wonder if your next novel will have a Kiefer…and a bar scene…and a KISS ON THE CHEEK! πŸ™‚

  6. Connie Onnie
    April 27, 2011

    This is so very happy making!!! It is going to keep me smiling all day!!!

  7. Britt
    April 27, 2011


  8. Lenore
    April 27, 2011

    Hmmm…I guess I am going to have to change some of my characters names now … in case I see Kiefer someday too πŸ˜‰

  9. Amy
    April 27, 2011

    Squeeeeeeeeeeee! πŸ™‚

  10. Georgia
    April 27, 2011

    THIS is the best story EVAR! Elizabeth. You are now my hero.

  11. Heidi
    April 27, 2011

    Sooooo, since I’ve hugged you and you’ve hugged Kiefer I’ve hugged him, right? πŸ˜‰ Don’t correct me. Just let me dream!!!! πŸ˜‰

  12. Elizabeth Eulberg
    April 27, 2011

    Thanks for all the love, everybody! I told my friend that I’m seeing tonight that she has to scream things like, “Dammit Chloe, I need those coordinates NOW!” to help me with my current Kiefer withdrawal. Truly a magical night.

    And to answer questions: Yes Susie, his voice is super sexy. And Heidi, you have been hugged by Kiefer via me – that’s how it works! When you hug somebody, you’ve hugged everyone that they’ve hugged. πŸ˜‰

  13. Courtney Sheinmel
    April 27, 2011

    Today, Kiefer’s totally going around town saying, “Elizabeth Eulberg bought me a drink!”


  14. VΓ’nia Maehlmann
    April 27, 2011

    Great story, girl! Congrats for your fantastic meeting with the number one Gorgeous!

  15. Janicca
    April 27, 2011

    You are one LUCKY girl!!! I’m still trying to figure out how you kept your cool and didn’t go super fangirl on him!! πŸ˜‰

  16. Julia
    April 28, 2011

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGG!! I want to be youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!(:

  17. Dude
    April 28, 2011

    Ok, so I am a librarian, a guy librarian, and I have to say that you and your writings are super funny. Normally I wouldn’t bother with Chick Lit (because I am masculine guy…obviously) but I bought your books for my department and I read Lonely Hearts Club. It was really good. Not only the references to the Beatles but the characters are great. When I read it in the break room, I covered it up with a Sports Illustrated. But, you sound really cool, no wonder Kiefer bought you a drink.

    • admin
      April 28, 2011

      Guy librarians rock! And any guy who’s willing to stick out the first 100 pages of the Lonely Hearts Club while Penny is bashing them is tops in my book! πŸ™‚

  18. Diana
    April 30, 2011

    So awesome! I saw your Tweets the night this happened to you. How exciting! So glad to hear that he was nice and didn’t disappoint. πŸ™‚

  19. Lexi
    May 1, 2011

    I love your story. Amazing how you met him. I feel happy to of read this. Thank you for sharing. I am jealous but in a good way πŸ™‚

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    April 11, 2012

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