Like an IDIOT I just couldn't wait to get back to my phone, so after only letting i sit for about 2 hours by itself (albeit i did blow it out with co2 and shot it with the hair dryer) it doesn't matter. I tried to clean out the slider tracks because earlier i splashed a tiny amount of soda into it. no drastic harm, but it slid like glue after 5 minutes. I thought about it, got my plan together, and used the best combo of windex, water, and alcohol i had available to get the sticky out.
Long story short, i didn't wait like i should have, turned my phone on, and said, "tada! Im magic!". Then the barage of saved texts came flying in, and the phone froze. blank screen. lit dock buttons. looked like a faulty kernal issue, (cause thats all i do is rom switching) so i pull battery, put it back, and nothing. no recovery. no regular load. so i freak and pull the battery again. let it sit about 30 minutes, (im impatient i know!) and decide to plug it in usb style. it made the charge light blink, then nothing. wouldn't power on there either. i did notice it flash on for the boot for .2 seconds, then shut off. i died a little inside. so its now in a drawer. for at least another 2 days before i touch it.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME ITS GOING TO BE OK?!?!?!? (lie i don't care...)
Edit: So, long story short, I left it alone a couple days, and it came back. 1 day goes by, i leave it at a friends house pretty far away from where i live. it was off for another 3 days or so, and when i started getting back into it today, the backlight on the screen started blinking a slight dimness when the cpu was drawing power. then the backlight just crapped out. took it to verizon store (love that place, they take CARE of you. anyone saying different is probably expecting the VZW associate to be harboring their replacement phone right in their a**) and well, they took care of me. ordered overnight shipment of 5 for the store, and ordered overnight fed-ex to my house. whichever came first would be my "like-new" phone. The associate said her "like-new" droid was fine. She didn't use the slider much she said (wish i knew how that feels on the refurb) but the weird touchscreen issues were gone.