Text files on your desktop

Simple way to keep lists, TODOs, movies to watch, RSVPs other things that simply don't require software that's any more powerful.

In fact the brute simplicity of a text editer is that it actually frees you up to not have to think about formatting and filing and complicating. It's the computer version of scribbling a note-to-self.

Do you use text files on your desktop? What for?