Similar to WORDPAD or a Stickynote where I can compose and save MESSAGES to myself ? (Without having to DL a "new" app)

Also, there are Piles of OEM APPS on the phone that I want to GET RID of (eg SKYPE, RDIO, Twitter and many more). I' ve tried dragging to the TRASH and also UNINSTALL but it seems thay cant be uninstalled.. I ve got 6 pages X 24 and want to get rid of probably HALF of them. Ideas ?