I am also one of those strange people that doesn't have cable TV. We like to watch movies sometimes at night, most often in the wintertime, but these are DVD movies. We just like doing other things outside when the weather is nice.
My husband and I are both engineers and we like to try to repair things that become broken. We've had a lot of success. Sometimes it would be easier to just buy a new thing but what would we do with the old one -- throw it in the landfill? I hate that thought. So we try to fix what is broken.
As the years go on, I've noticed that the house gets cluttered. This is because we bring more things into the house than we bring out! So I try to make it a rule that if we bring something in, we must throw something out. Very simple but it works!