I'm looking for a... general purpose uber high-level programming/scripting language, with a small learning curve. I'm thinking it would be suitable for automating tasks like simple file IO, http requests, searching/sorting, simulating user input, etc.

So what language would you carry with you on your day-to-day mundane tasks?

Python, Ruby.

Now, these aren't "uber high-level" (I would put Haskell, Scala in that category, and they have a large learning curve), they're just normal useful languages.

Python is super easy to learn and can do a ton.