I have a feeling today is not going to down in the history books for me. It's still early here in LA, but I'm at work, after which I will probably work on some music or my friend's website, then I have a rehearsal at 8:30, followed by an hour or two of free time before I go to bed in preparation for work tomorrow. Not exactly a day I'll remember a year from now. I probably won't remember it a week from now either.
In a related note, I could hop on a plane and be in the heart of Switzerland within 17 hours. I'm only missing ample time and money.
The Merchant of Venice and Othello were both set in Venice, but I don't think any evidence exists showing that Shakespeare visited there. This is probably one of the reasons why a lot of people don't think he was the author of many of his plays. You don't see me writing many songs about the Iditarod. Then again, I'm not Shakespeare.