I'm not Irish....not even close....but I make a mean corned beef and cabbage! As a person that enjoys cooking and food, I find it fun to whip up a recipe to celebrate certain holidays. St. Patrick's Day has some good ones too!
Teachers have one of the hardest jobs in our country, in my opinion. Most of them work way longer hours than people realize, they don't make tons of money, and they put up with a lot of stuff from students and parents. You have to be a very special person to be a teacher.